I Need A Fight

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

Here is something I have learned about myself, I need to have something to fight against.

Not a physical fight between two people, not drama or gossip, but a fight that is me against the odds.

Something to conquer and defeat.

This sounds terribly and I really do not wish this on myself, but I wish I had a financial fight, you know, tons of debt that I could work off. Maybe it is because I would love to check that off the list, a feeling of accomplishment or something, a chance to say I did it. But I think it is more a look to accomplish something, to have a tangible goal of paying off an amount of money.

Right now I feel like I am outside the ring. Maybe this is what fighters feel like in between fights. That itch to get back into the ring and get after it.

I am struggling to find something to work towards, to fight for, to go after. Its not in front of me, its not beside me, its doesn’t even feel like it is in the near future. The fight seems to have gotten the best of this fighter.

I Need A Fight


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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://theperkinsblog.net Michael

    I get this. I really do. Adversity really tends to bring out the best in me. I guess it is because I was raised playing sports. That competitive nature, or the ability to say “I did it.” really is an amazing feeling.

  • http://www.eyespeak.com benj miller

    life is a game. we all want something to play for. we all want to win. we all want to find out what is really inside us. how powerful are we really. how powerful is God in our weakness. I’m with you.

    • http://www.austinklee.com austinklee

      And Benj just said he is interested in Starting a Kyle Reed Fight Club. (Oops…I don’t think I was supposed to talk about Kyle Reed Fight Club.)

      • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

        hahaha, lets do it.
        It would be like a Nashville vs ATL type thing.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      yes, you said it exactly as to how I was thinking it.
      Well said

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  • http://www.jasonvana.com Jason Vana

    I’m the same way. When I don’t have something to work towards, when I’m not starting something new, fighting against old systems or trying to get a group or idea started, I get “itchy”. I need to have something to fight towards, something to accomplish. I think we’re wired that way – to have a passion, a purpose to strive for.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      exactly, we are wired that way.
      I like that term…itchy, describes it well.

  • http://www.messiahmom.wordpress.com kristinherdy

    This is my first time visiting your blog – and I’m hooked.

    I like that feeling of accomplishment over seemingly insurmountable odds – here’s what I do when I need a good challenge/fight: I take the job no one else wants at church. I stop cleaning my house for days and then, just as pigsty phase sets in, I get to work. I pick up a huge book that promises to be educational but boring, and start reading…

    If I really need a challenge to overcoem, I try to visit my dad without getting the munchies

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      thanks for stoping in.
      Yes sometimes I let things pile up so I can then clean them up.
      Its time to let things get dirty I guess

  • http://www.allisonroberts.wordpress.com Allison

    I get what you mean. I blogged last week about how now that there is stillness in my life, I feel off kilter and completely unsure of what to do with myself. Stillness is a hard place to be. It’s just as unnerving as being in the middle of the storm for me. I think there is a little bit of needing a fight in all of us. Great post.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      agreed, its hard to live in the quietness of life. I think its necessary to learn how to do that, its just hard to do.

  • http://scarletcordm.com Kamrie

    You need fight ehhhh. Just wait it is coming my brother.
    I said something like this right before my sophmore year. I ignorantly, stepped into the ring and bam I got the crap kicked out of me ever since then. But I continue to rise even when I don’t want to.
    So take this opportunity to relax. Prepare for what God wants you to do because looking back now if I was not prepared for the fight I probably would not have gotten back up again.
    OH and I can always lend you some of my fight if you want.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      dang kam, that was mature beyond your 16 years of age.
      That was good

  • http://allantyoung.com Allan

    Hey Kyle,

    Thanks for coming by the SAMBA blog and contributing an insightful comment.

    The most formidable opponent to conquer is the self!