You Still Have To Do The Work


I’m giving it straight today with some more real in your face talk because people need to realize that they have to do the work to get to the otherside of darkness. No one is going to do it for you.

Nope, no one said the shit was gonna be easy. But, what are you gonna do?, be negative the rest of your life and that depends how long you’ll survive in a negative state. I know I would surely die. I have a lot of joy and happiness due to me so I’m not giving negative noise any of my time.

You can buy a painting, a candy bar, ice cream, a book or anything that you feel is going to bring you some form of knowledge or enjoyment to bring you out of those dark days but you’re still going to have to take action.

One personal example that comes to mind is a Mr. Green who purchased my inspirational Writings book and Fitness Handbook. He was paralyzed in a hospital bed and had to go through 4 or 5 back surgeries. All required rods put throughout his entire spine.

He called me from London and told me because of me being obedient to God and writing that inspirational Writings book, he is alive today. Biggest compliment anyone can get. He said he reread it over and over again as it gave him empowerment to believe that he would walk again. Bottomline, we were both in tears thanking God that my pain was used to empower him.

Interestingly enough, this book has hip slang quotes using sayings like “my peeps, worldwide mad love and others. He is English and pretty conservative but what God creates is for all to receive. He loved it and till this day I am amazed at how people irrespective of race, color, creed and nationality can find common ground in the power of something written with passion.

You see, the point is he endured the surgeries and physical therapy needed. He didn’t lay in that bed and think the books would automatically heal him. They empowered him to take action.

He’s married, got his kid back and bodybuilding again. 😁💪

So folks, you can’t try and substitute anything for the actions that you will need to take in order to see the light in your dark days.

I wake up feeling and knowing I have to take my meds for chronic back pain and the anxiety that comes from it. Pure and simple. I may not like it but how the fuck will I see that light and be a lighthouse to others?

Time waits for no one.

So stop your whining and get your ass mad or tired enough to change your dark days and instead make them your bitch.

The people in your life can only do so much for you. You are going to have to do the work .

Know that I am cheering you all that needed to hear this today. My spirit was quickened.

 ©Emma Ortega Negrete 

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About Self Empowerment Lifecoach

I am a freelance empowerment author/writer and lifestyles coach for over 2 decades. I have coached entrepreneurs, actors, athletes, doctors. Nurses, fitness enthusiast and list goes on. A mother and grandmother. I have worked in many arenas and have found myself always helping others do and be their best. For more about me, go to
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3 Responses to You Still Have To Do The Work

  1. CJ Porter says:

    Yes! I like your directness. We all have the power to change. It might not be easy…But it’s well worth it.

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  2. CJ Porter says:

    Yes! It’s never easy…But certainly worth it.
    I like your directness! Well said.

    Liked by 1 person

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