Because the world only sees a portion of my life publicly many assume that I am an unstoppable juggernaut of positive intensity. It’s often brought to my attention that I am less intensely positive in person (and smaller in stature, a lot smaller) than my online/marketed image would otherwise suggest. I am intense at times and happiness takes work, a lot of it, and what you see is me working at my struggles positively in a public setting.

What you don’t see is that I am not perfect; I struggle with anger issues, sometimes with self-loathing, with other issues as well. Does this make me less valuable? No, this makes me human and I hope my honesty is what helps me to connect to so many. I choose a positive mindset because I have to, because I believe in happiness more than I believe in anything else. I believe in making a good life for others, and for myself, in spite of personal or impersonal trials I face.

I smile because I am here when I once believed I wouldn’t be, even that I shouldn’t be. My morning ritual of writing daily quotes is in place to assist me, and others, in continuing the fight for a more positive life, community, and world. I am here because I choose to be here, I am happy because I choose to be happy, and I overcome my issues slowly with a belief that I will rid myself of them if I keep working toward that goal.

I struggle just like you, just like everyone else, it is a matter of making sure we communicate and struggle as one to make all our lives easier. We are here to fill one another with strength, support, and a thrilling view of what is to come. I see this as my duty to you, to give strength and support when and where I can.

I take great pride in connecting with all of you and this connection allows me to learn how to better address my own struggles. The honesty in your words, our words, unites us and others. We are in this together, we will overcome together, and we will thrive together.  

 

Thank you all for being there for me and, as always, if there is anything I can do for you, I am here.

Take care and talk soon,

Joshua Coburn

 

 

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