I was saddened to read a story the other day where it talks about Kenny Sansom, an ex hero of mine when he wore the red and white of Arsenal. This article was called Sansom sees light at end of tunnel and goers on to say that he is trying to get his life back on track after years of alcoholism. Drinking has cost him a lot, a break up in his marriage and loss of his home.
I remember back in the day as an Arsenal season ticket holder when I would watch this legend of Arsenal holding our defence together. I will never forget seeing him lift the League Cup at Wembley after we had beaten Liverpool in the final in 1987.
Part of my psyche has always been strengthened by my personal resolve of ‘never give up’ and I have always believed we can make our way back no matter how lost we get. No matter how low you may get, you will always retain the strength inside of you, to fight back and not accept defeat. You may be down but you’re not out, you just have to find the resolve to carry on fighting. I hope Kenny Sansom succeeds in rebuilding his life.
You have to believe there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You have to pick yourself up, and dust yourself off. When you feel like life’s hit rock bottom, only you can do what’s important to get your life moving forward again.
I know how bad things can get. But I also know that you can get through anything. You can be happy again, you can be someone who is full of life, you just have to get through those troubled times.
In a slightly different perspective, there is a man that I am working with who for over 4 years has been trying to build an online business. At times he has been full of self doubt and fighting against the opinions of those close to him who tell him he won’t succeed and that it’s time for him to give up those dreams.
I think it’s more of the fact that we have to learn to let whatever light that does reach us be enough, and then keep looking forward.
He was so focused on the daily routine of survival that he didn’t find the chance to reflect upon his life or even imagine the right path to his better future
Life is like the tides; you have your highs and lows, but no situation is permanent. It can take both much time and effort. My advice to him has always been to stick in there and keep trying his best, because I know his best will be simply awesome. He is in touching distance of the winning line, and he has to believe this wholeheartedly if he is to succeed.
Success is worth fighting for so although at times the tunnel through which you’re travelling seems endless there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel and you can, with perserverance make your way through to it.
So don’t give up until you’ve made it through, no matter how long it takes, remember there’s always light at the end of the tunnel!!!