Why are you giving up when you are not dead? Does not your heart still beat? People contact me asking for help. “Free” help I offer to those dealing with afflictions. After many desperate phone calls, I promised a guy I would help him. I asked for a food journal and full-body photos. I requested these so I could access what I was working with. These items would allow me to get started. He has called many times in the past 9 months but has yet to send me what I asked of him to meet his desperate requests. What is he afraid of? He called me for help. Several times he called picking my brain, complaining asking for help but yet it has been almost a year and he has not yet started. It takes courage to leap from that cliff. Or you can stand there and let it crumble from beneath your feet. Either way, you are going to fall. I would rather leap with the thought of jumping to safety than falling to my death.Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is is the judgment that what you want is more important than fear.A person I trained said, “I thought I would be further along than where I am now.” I answered, “So did I.” However, they would not do what I asked and despite their putting minimum effort still made progress. I once begged them to do the plan only for a month and they never responded. My transplant doctors contact me at least 4 times per week. They are having to change med doses, times taken, adding and removing meds from the list. I don’t question why. I love the fact they educate me with the reasons, but I do what they ask 100 percent of the time. Realizing they are the experts and not Jack who reads Facebook posts. This is the reason I got 18 years out of my first kidney when they expected 8. Now with this one, they are certain I will get many more years because of my actions that we’re put in place from their suggestions. Why pray for a kidney and when you receive it, not take care of it? Why pray for a decent job and after a few months you stop giving your very best? Why go to the gym and socialize? Make progress to go back to old habits.If you don’t like your status, change it. Don’t keep singing the somebody done me wrong song. The I just can’t catch a break hymn. Once when I was in a small place, the building was not in the best shape and the landlord told me, “I’m going to keep going up on your rent. I know you are established and have no place else to go so, you might as well set up for a long-term lease. He smiled as he walked away. A few months later I set up an appointment with him. He asked was I ready and I said, “Yes, bye!” I thanked him and explained how I was building my place, bigger, parking, and structurally sound. I didn’t cry about it, I went into action. I talked to people, asked questions from those who succeeded, and questioned those who failed. What I’m saying is stop crying about things you can change. And stop being afraid of change. When you corner a meek animal and his back is against the wall, it will fight you to no end. A badger will not attack you but corner it and see what happens. Be a badger that has its back to the wall while protecting it young and FIGHT.Stop letting fear and intimidation hold you captive. Three years ago I made a video when I was going into kidney failure. During this video, I cried, but I also said, “Don’t mistake these tears for weakness. I’ve fought this enemy before. I kicked its ass then and I will again.” You see some people cry when they get angry, before the fight. But just like that badger, they will kick your ass while shedding tears. Go get it!