We All Must Meet Our Moment of Truth


Life is a conundrum of ideas and a culmination of what ifs and what should have been. Sometimes we have to cleanse before we can reach what we are trying to achieve. The problem with a cleanse is that you can flush out the bad, but old habits are hard to kill. Habits can undo us but if you can control what you are doing to create hazardous situations, then you can sustain the results of the cleanse over an extended period of time. The problem is the problem and eventually you’re going to revert back to the bad and it takes a lot of discipline to get back on track. Sometimes it means you lose some of what you have or you have to change your approach to the situation.

The realities of being a man in America are never absolute and abundance will always reign over a lack of what we desire. An abundance of money, women, and power are the assets that men covet more than anything and when he gets comfortable at any level he loses his edge and becomes like everyone else around him. By nature we crave excess. You’ve never heard any man say, “I’ve got enough money. I’ve got enough power.” Moguls usually have more than they need but they still crave more. Sometimes it’s not even about the money or the power, it’s just knowing that we have access to things if we need or want them. I guess the same can be said about women as well. Sometimes we might not even want something but knowing that we can have it makes us feel complete.

When is it enough? When does one have all that he or she needs? Is satisfaction settling or is it just not being greedy? Naturally we experience instances where we might have gone after things in our lives that we really didn’t need. Understanding the difference between a want and a need are sometimes a grey area for most of us over extended periods of time. This brings us to the moment of truth.

Sometimes you have to face it and look it square in the eyes for what it is. Self evaluation will sometimes be the best asset you can have. We ruin situations our lives because of our lack of understanding of when enough is enough. Greed lands us in several conundrums that we’re not proud of but it can also be the driving force to a lot of our success. You would think that an individual would know when to say when but that may not always be the case. The real question is how many chances are there for individuals who step over the line when it comes to wants versus needs?

At the end of the day, your moment of truth may come to late. If it does, all you can do is make the best of the situation ahead. You are likely to encounter a level of discontent that will cost you any opportunity at recouping what it is that you have lost, so make sure you stay on top of what it is that you really want to achieve. If it’s excess, keep perspective, if it’s maintaining your current assets, make sure you don’t go too far in your gambling and lose it all. You don’t want to look back and say to yourself, “If I had it all to do over again, I’d…..”


4 thoughts on “We All Must Meet Our Moment of Truth

  1. Aundie July 25, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Good stuff!

    • Joe Simmons July 25, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks. Appreciate your comment and stopping by

  2. Chief R. August 18, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    Great article Joe!

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