I finally wrote a blog. It's short. Actually it wasn't meant to be a "blog" per se. It was something I wrote, rambling off my thoughts late at night before I could get myself to sleep. I couldn't sleep last night and just typed on my phone. Usually I keep these to myself. They usually get deleted after a few days, and sometimes I read them over, usually as if someone else wrote them. But, tonight, I think I will share.
Don't live day to day, year after year, simply finishing, no, repeating-- the motions. Are you LIVING? Actively? Because you can certainly be living, dead. Challenge yourself. Start new chapters. Not happy with the book? Fuck that book. Start a different book. Many writers write more than one book, right? There is nothing wrong with being who you want to be. In fact, this is the only way to live honestly.
Hate your job? Quit. Want to travel? Go. I'm not promising it's easy but I promise if you want it badly enough, it's possible. And you have me to help you, too. But more importantly than me, or all the money in the world, or the best job on Wall Street, you have you. You have the 🔑 to your future but more importantly to your present. Afraid? Good. Let it drive you towards your goal, not further away. I would be afraid if I wasn't afraid. There is not one day that goes by, where I am not afraid. Afraid that everything I have worked for thus far will vanish somehow, afraid that my efforts today won't be realized tomorrow. But the rewards for having gone through this fear, far surpass the fear itself.
There's nothing wrong with baby steps, but there's also nothing wrong with taking a big leap, and further, landing right on your face. We need failure, we need to see the red on the concrete, we need disappointment, so we can realize how strong we truly are and how capable- to be where we are. The reward is not given at the end, but in the process... For you are that much better for having gone through it. And this, yes, this, is something that can never be taken away from you.
Now to close and end this with one of my favorite quotes.
"To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up." Dalai Lama XIV