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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • GAIL BULLOCK Chicago, IL

    JUST WANTED TO SAY HI TYLER AND I LOVE YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE AND WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO. GAIL BULLOCK IN CHI TOWN

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  • Muah Brown Auckland, New Zealand

    Thank you for digging deep into my heart. May God bless you more abundantly so that you will continue to be a blessing to all of us. muah :) x

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  • destinee cooper lubbock tx

    mr. tyler this is a very driving passage and message im gonna keep digging i thank u for this

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  • john scott new york

    A letter to maya, OH MAYA OH MAYA, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN I THINK OF YOU SO OFTEN JUST AS I BREATHEF OUT MY LAST BREATH WITHIN JUST AS A WINTERS COLD BRING FORTH THE FROST AND AS A HOT SUMMER"S SUN SURELY ONEDAY WILL COME OH MAYA OH MAYA HOW HAVE YOU BEEN AND HAVE YOU TOUCHED OTHER LOST SOULS INCLUDING CHILDREN ELDERS WOMEN AND MEN YOU SEE MY SOUL HAD BEEN ONE SOUGHT BY THE DEVIL HIMSELF AND YOU CAME AND NOT ONLY GAVE ME MY STRENGTH AND MY HEALTH TO FIGHT FOR EVERYTHING THAT I WAS STRIPPED OF THERE'S SO MUCH LOVE IN YOUR BEING WILL I BE SEEING YOU SOON I TRULY DO MISS READING YOUR WORDS HEARING YOUR VOICE MAKING MY EYES MOIST OH MAYA OH MAYA COULD IT BE THAT WE'RE FROM THAT SAME SPIRITUAL FAMILY COULD WE BE KIN OH MAYA OH MAYA I MUST BRING THIS LETTER TO AN BUT I DO HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON (SIGNED ALL THE LOVE WITHIN).

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  • john scott new york

    I agree 100% tp and I'm living proof of that I have an arm and leg of felonies but I've never let them stop me from the many times I felt like going back to what was comfortable too, what I knew the streets I've been blessed and I have a birthday coming soon and nothing would be more of a blessing than to work for you as I gain maturity, I would also like to add that the lady who helped you twenty yrs ago thats a great play/movie for us to help our people gain back some sense of pride, dignity and humbleness I 2oupd love to write with and for you on any occasion!

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  • Latoya Sanders Tuscaloosa AL

    Thanks, that's great advice =)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    ...heartbeat!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, something is missing, & where did it go?! Okay! When that happens, I be like, maybe I shouldn't say that. I'm so ready to talk. I want my phone call!? I really do & I'm not playing at all. I just want us to hold the phone to our ears and listen. :-) :o !!!!. Like, are u serious? Like, yes, I am! What u wanna talk about, T? How was your day? As long as, you're in my day I'm happy. I can feel my heartbeat. Would u like to know something about me, T? The Lord knows I'm so ready! I'm ready now! I'm ready now! We, both gotta be some really special people. I tell u that. We are special! :-) What are you doing? I'm waiting & waiting! How much longer do we have to wait? Are u Tyler, waiting for me to be silent!? I'm starting to see my posts looking really girly, right about now. Do u know when a female have feelings toward a man she becomes weak? Am I suppose to be enjoying this part, too? Tyler, I don't wanna think about it. It what? Me being so vulnerable & this longing. Do u not realize I wish to see you by now! I wanna be held by you! I'm going to bed. Have a good night. Tty soon! Let's just see what Friday have in stored for us. If I wake up in the middle of the night. I'll come & say Hi, at least. :-)

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  • Sharon New York

    Hello Tyler, I love your message regarding never giving up, especially on ourselves. This can be a daunting task at times, especially when life keeps throwing rotten tomates at you. But, with faith, hope and love, and especially with God's help and guidance, we can all make it through. Yes, as you said, "Dig!" and keep striving for the best. May God continue to bless you. Love and Hugs

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) ...LoL... :-) LoL!!!!! How are you? Are you thinking about me? You already know, BY NOW, I'm most definitely thinking on/about you, TP! :-) Is it strange or are you happy? You wanna know why I kept asking you T, do u want something/body for just yourself? I was needing to know could u & would u like the attention that I, personally was/is looking to give out. I dream of myself being my man's best. Not that I'm soft (soft to him of course), I'm myself. That's what I liked so much in Madea(even though, I knew it was you, all the time). That amazed me that you could put up with someone like myself. I have this really really strong personality. I, personally hadn't met anyone who could do that. Meaning a guy & like it! LOL! :-) I can't be with nobody but you. Is that bad? :-) Or just maybe, no one has ever taken the time to know me to love me. My sons love me. That's been great! So, I just stopped altogether with even wasting my time. Is that too much information for you to handle? If you can put up with Madea, then you can love me, Tyler. LoL... OMG!! LoL... I just like being myself. What's wrong with that? Nothing! Nothing at all! It's actually wonderful!!! :-) LoL... Do u know what guys say about Louisiana women? The first thing comes out their mouth is, "y'all Louisiana women crazy, & or every female I have met from Louisiana been crazy!" You tell that dude, no, we're not crazy we just don't take no s**** We nice, loving & caring but don't dare try us! Then, you just might think we are crazy. Tyler, were u aware that guys say that about females from Louisiana? Do u think I'm sweet, loving, caring, considered of others, sugar & spice & all that's nice? What can you tell me? This is what u call drilling & hitting a rock, & blasting it, etc... Here I am! What u gonna do with me. Now, that I'm here? I wanna know! I wanna hear you say it & say it so, I can hear you! I'm listening for you, to you. :-) I'll be back soon!!!!!!! :-) I love you! :-) ...LoL... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    And here I am! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Morning TP, how was your night? Did u sleep well? :-) What do you have to say? If u wanna know how I plan on making love last forever. All I can say to you would be, to keep loving you. Cause I believe in you & I (us). Do I know all the details? No, I do not. I know who I want & what I want. You said when we face our fear we learn it was nothing to be afraid of. You were right. All this time, I had no reason to be so afraid. I know this now. I'm still going cry on your shirt when I finally get to hold you. That hasn't change. You been part of the reason how I can sit here & not have eyes for anyone else. Cause the man I been liking on I didn't even know how to approach. I really didn't feel like I was suppose to approach him. I been wanting him to approach me. But its all good. I'm out here now! So, I might as well keep on going. And I'm not mad! I'm happy! :-) So, what we going to do today T? I never wanna let you go T. FYI! :-) OK, gotta go for now. I'll be back & you already know it!!!! ...LoL... :-) I love you.

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