What My Future Holds – A Simple Poem

What My Future Holds

Sitting alone worrying
About everything
About nothing
My mind a mess of jumbled thoughts
Not knowing what my future holds

Despairing, panicking
Everything overwhelming me
Something in nothing
In a never-ending cycle I’m caught
Terrified of what my future holds

Anxiously sitting silently
Head spinning whilst sitting quietly
The weight of anxiety crushing me
Feeling my life is all for nought
Crying at what my future holds

Fearful, frightened
Cannot concentrate on things
Heart beating faster now
The hardest battle I’ve ever fought
Scared of what my future holds

A poem by Ricky

When depression strikes it often feels as if the demons in the darkest reaches of your mind have surfaced simply to torture you. Self doubt creeps in and then the whole world feels bleak and that you have nowhere to turn. I’ll often find that even as a middle aged man the thoughts from this poem enter my thoughts at an all too alarming rate.

Although humans as a species like to be prepared and have a plan in place, some of the most interesting people I know still don’t have life’s journey planned out.

Worrying about the future, does it actually achieve anything?

Life is a journey and as with any journey there will be obstacles. There will be parts of the journey that you enjoy and parts that you don’t. The trick is to not worry about what is ahead of you, live life in the moment and take each day as it comes. Try not to fixate on something that is happening in the future as generally the thing that you are worrying about is never as bad as the worry makes you feel. Oh, and always be nice to people as you never know where they are in their journey.

“The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile.”

Ed Sheeran

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Life Can Hit Hard – Hit Back Harder!

Life can hit you hard.

Life can hit very hard. Fight back.

It’s how you respond to getting knocked down that will ultimately shape you as a person. If you take the punches without putting up a fight then inevitably things will get you down. If however you keep on pushing forward, no matter the weight of the punch then this will help to define you as a person. Once people realise that you aren’t their punch bag, simply there to be abused, and you will feel much better about yourself. Push yourself, it doesn’t matter if it only seems like the smallest of steps, to achieve your goals. A small step forward is progress, standing still is not.

Self criticism.

Our biggest critic, our own worst enemy is often our-self, overcome that hurdle and anything is possible. Don’t underestimate the power of positive thought. Sometimes it’s the only tool we have to help us through the day. If we don’t see ourselves in a positive light then why would anyone else?

Always try to push forward and fight back no matter how hard life is eating into you. The moment you stop TRYING to fight is the moment you lose.

I’ll leave you with a quote…

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that. – Rocky Balboa

Fight back hard and keep moving forwards
Take some advice from Rocky Balboa.

Thought Provoking Quotes

Thought Provoking Quotes to provide inspiration and lift your day…

Though provoking Inspiration road sign
Thought provoking Inspiration is never far away.

Here is a selection of hand picked quotes that I hope you’ll enjoy.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein, Physicist

If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” Claire Cook, Author

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison, Inventor

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Mark Twain, Author

You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big, and live big.” Andrew Carnegie, Industrialist and Philanthropist

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. – Unknown

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Unknown

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. Peace Pilgrim

Mankind has always had the will to succeed, just some people have more motivation than others. I sincerely hope that at least one of these quotes provokes you to take that first step on the journey to making your dream(s) a reality. All it takes is the will to succeed.

Never let anybody tell you that you cannot achieve something. Everything is possible with grit, determination and the right state of mind. The largest ideas start from the smallest of thoughts. If you can imagine it then it is possible.

Never give up and who knows, one day it could be you who is provoking inspiration in somebody.

If you have any favourite quotes of your own then why not drop them in the comments?