Can't Stop Me Now

Published on May 15, 2019

I don't care if people aren't reading what I'm writing. 

I don't care if people aren't listening to what I'm saying.

I don't care if I'm the only one proud of what I have accomplished.

In a world driven by likes, claps, hearts, and comments, it's easy to get caught up in external validation. Can it be motivating when you get validation? Sure. Can it be DE-motivating when you don't? Absolutely. And who are these people anyway? "Friends" on Facebook whom you haven't seen face-to-face in twenty years? Strangers? Bots? 

It doesn't matter who it is. They can't stop me now.

Arguably the hardest part is getting started. I did that and then realized the rest of the journey is uphill. What a rip.

So what.

Who promised it would be easy?

I'm moving forward.

I'm improving everyday.

I'm making the hard choices now that will benefit me in the future.

And they can't stop me now.

I look forward to days when I wake up wide-eyed and full of energy ready to take on the world. Was today one of those days? No, and who knows why. Waking up I felt like I was on a bike with under-inflated tires coated in molasses trying to pedal through sand.

So what.

I'm still here and I'm not stopping.

They can't stop me now
The world is waiting
It's my turn to stand out in the crowd
They can't stop me now
The tide is turning
I'm gonna make you proud

Can't Stop Me Now by Rod Stewart

Apologies to the "gangsta rap" crowd who demand more blood in their tunes. :)

I listen to this song when I need a reminder. The only person who can stop me is me. But that's not an option.

Can't stop me now.