In an earlier post I mentioned how guys like Gelico, like myself can get released from prison and end up coming right back. Especially when times get tough and we give up trying to live right because of that.
Well, I was talking to another guy who will be released from prison next week and I was asking him what he plans to do if and when times got tough…?
What would he do if he found himself in a situation where he felt the urge to give up and resort back to his old ways.
Those old ways that ultimately led him to prison.
But as I was asking him this question I started thinking about it myself…
And I mean damn, I thought. This really is a serious question I need to ask and be able to answer it myself…
Because I might face tougher times than anyone.
Because my plans for making it outside these gates are what most people would consider a pipe dream.
Possibly even unrealistic.
Yet, it’s through these dreams and ideas I have I feel is my only chance of being a success story.
But what if none of that pans out…
What if every possible venture I pursue turns into nothing in the end…?
What if because of that I am forced back into a dead end job with horrible pay…?
One of my worst fears ever…
Because I know how easily I can resort back to my old ways in a situation like that.
I guess the only way I can answer that question is by saying I hope I’m strong enough not to give up when the times get tough.
Because one thing is for sure…
Being a guy in my position I’m sure to face plenty of tough times.
And all I can hope is that when I do I never give up and I keep trying.