It took me a long time to realize that the thing that is keeping you going is not always something that you are able to see,

And that even when everyone else is against you, you can not allow them to deter you from who you want to be.

It can be very easy to allow for circumstances outside of your control be the reason that you fail,

But at the end of the day, those people do not matter, and it is up to you to be able to tell your own tale.

Over the past couple of months, I have realized that the people who want to see me fail have become my biggest motivation,

And instead of letting them break you down, the things that they tried to use against you can be the base of your foundation.

Whether or not everyone else believes in you, at the end of the day, the only person that you need is you,

And when you learn to embrace that power, is much easier to stop worrying about what other people have to say or do.

I have realized that I have been through Hell, and those nights where I thought I wasn't going to make it through, I was able to pull myself out, 

And then every morning I would try and start over again, and I was able to forgive myself for those moments when I would start to doubt.

It took me to block out the rest of the world and to only focus on me and the things in my life that I want to achieve,

And the old person that people used to take advantage of is gone, and she is not someone that I want to continue to grieve.

I realized that it doesn't matter who is in your corner, as long as you never let anyone break your heart,

And that you can overcome anything as long as you are willing to start.

Maybe the fire and the passion that is burning inside you is something that the rest of the world will never be able to see,

But there is also a part of you that knows you are something that they can only dream to be.

For a long time, I tried to make myself feel better by resorting to unhealthy behaviors,

But I realized that I am just going to keep going in circles, and that these things will continue to break me, and will never be my saviour. 

It has taken me a long time to learn that even though it seems like the world around you is falling apart, it is always up to you to keep going,

And that it is better to do it in secret, and that it is always up to you to keep growing. 

I learned that when you are a strong individual, not everyone is going to like you, and that is okay,

Because not everyone is meant for you, and that you don't need any of them to at the end of the day.

It is up to you to keep going, and you don't need anyone else to support you,

Because you are strrong enough to keep going by yourself, and you know that these are things that none of them can do.  

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