Let’s start with a quote that I (Jayson) remember from a sermon that my pastor gave a while a back: “If you believe in something, you will invest in it.” It got me thinking and wondering what I believe in and what we invest in. Personally I like to buy clothing that I feel will last forever and quite high quality so that it will withstand a snowstorm, even though I have not been in one. I’m not very devoted to brands, but there are a couple brands I really like. One brand is Under Armour, I have an affinity for Under Armor, I love how it’s snuggly super tight and is made to take a beating. I’ve been wearing the same one for 10K runs, a marathon and 2 mud runs. I also have a couple more, but I like keeping them cleaner. Under Armor also supports MMA, I mean I’ve gone into the Under Armor outlet thinking I’m not going to buy anything and BAM! Picture of GSP wearing Under Armor and I’ve spent money on more compression shirts. I believe in Under Armor because I like sports, science backed clothing and MMA.
This is not a commercial, but more what I mean when I say what it means to believe in something and invest in too. This also got me thinking a much bigger question: “Do I believe in myself?” If I believe in myself, then I should be investing in myself. When I say investing, I do not mean buying stuff for myself, but investing in myself. When you invest, it’s not always a sure thing, just like when you invest in a house, a car, even an expensive piece of clothing, you do not know if you’ll make money back on it or if what you invest in will last a long time. You just have to believe and trust that it will. I guess it’s just kind of how God invests in me and believes in me, WAAAY before I believed and invest into Him. Even when I was thrown around in crazy concerts and being a not so good kid, God must have had a pretty good insurance policy on me too, with all the crazy stuff I still do.
I’m saying this because it’s my last week at my job and then I’m going back to school. I haven’t gone to school for full-time in 4 years. Going back to school is an investment and thank goodness for loving parents who support me. Andriah said she’s also fine with only having Top Ramen and McDonalds too (totally joking, we’re still going for food adventures for sure!). In leaving my job I got myself a gift. Ready for another advertisement? It’s a shirt from a brand called Flag Nor Fail. Andriah know I really like this brand. It’s founded by Rob Bailey and his wife Dana Linn Bailey and they BELIEVE in their brand, product and their process. Everything is hand printed and made with care. You can also tell that Rob takes pride in his work, loves his work and works HARD. Oh and Dana Linn Bailey is Miss Olympia Physique 2013. I got the shirt as a representation that if I’m going to invest and believe in myself, that I have to work REALLY CRAZY SUPER hard, but also love and enjoy the process and take pride in what I do.
This post is to tell YOU to believe in YOURSELF and to invest in YOURSELF and chase your dreams and goals. It will take some sacrifice, uncomfortability, facing fears and challenges, (I’m scared to death going back to school) but I know that I’ll be smiling throughout this whole process because it will be MY JOURNEY and MY PROCESS. I invite you to begin YOUR JOURNEY and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
I do not usually post photos, but Andriah looks REALLY good in my shirt (she looks good in anything).
Keep you guys posted!