Change

11855777_876132899126736_4861646747548953677_nChange is painful. Whether you decide to change, or life simply demands change, it is a painful process. Harmful habits die hard, because we sometimes are so in love with our pain.

We like to have an excuse. Someone or something to put the blame on.

But the truth is that there’s no force on earth stronger than a human being who wants to achieve something. Who truly wants something. Who fights, who struggles, who cries in pain but doesn’t surrender.

Man achieves the impossible by sheer power of will, and that makes him magic. Continue reading

Prints, prints, prints

printIf you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you must now that I usually start my posts with a quote. Well, I am a bit obsessed about quotes, which is why I decided to make some really simple prints and sell them on society6.

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I hope these quotes give you that extra motivation that you sometimes need.

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There are quite a lot to choose from. Prices start from $13.52.

If you want to check them out, you can do so here.

Who we are…

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins

The realists will say this is a lie, but we are what we think we are. What we consider to be out of our reach starts as a simple thought. We are the ones who create invisible boundaries.

In other words, we convince ourselves that we are this and this and that, and that’s it.

“I’m a writer.”

“I’m a singer.”

“I’m an accountant.”

You tell people you feel lonely, you tell people you don’t like going out, you tell people you’re a pessimist. You think and you think and you define yourself and you’re only going to act according to your definition.

I’m trying to challenge myself to change. To be exactly who I want to be, to be more than I ever thought I could be.

I urge you to do the same.

To tell yourself over and over again that you can be anyone you want to be, that you can accomplish anything.

I ask you to have faith. To believe. To act on those beliefs.

Of course, your mind will rebel. Your mind will try to reduce you to who you used to be. Your mind will try to simplify who you are as a person.

“But you can’t do that…” your mind will say. “It’s impossible.”

Well, if someone else did it, then it’s possible.

And if no one else ever accomplished what you’re dreaming of accomplishing, then you can convince your mind that you’ll be the first.

That’s what makes the difference.

Greatness is choosing to believe that you are good enough to get what you want. No matter what.

Greatness is a choice.

Greatness is the decision to fight against anything or anyone who tries to reduce you to a stick figure.

You more than that.

You are more than one of eight billion.

You are one of a kind.

Who you are, who you decide to be, it’s always been and always will be your choice.

“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” – Anthony Robbins

A new day…

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A new day, a new beginning. It sounds cliche? Perhaps.

We are the sum total of our experiences. We are our past. We spend and awful amount of time worrying, analyzing, deconstructing the past.

But we should never do so at the expense of the present moment. Continue reading

Commitment

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Once upon a time was a fighter. He was  the undefeated champion, and a journalist asked him what was his secret. The fighter smiled and said that every single time he went into the ring he was prepared to die. Either he was victorious, or he’d die.
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Help needed

From time to time I contemplate the idea of abandoning my dream of becoming a full time writer. I get all kinds of ideas in my head. I’m just pretending to be a writer, and I’m not really good enough, and that I should simply give up.

A couple years ago, before I started this blog, one of my uncles asked me about my writing. Back then I was uploading stories on Wattpad, and I was having a lot of fun. So I told him that I had talked with a girl from Etiopia, who said that she really enjoyed my stories. So much that she cried.

And, well, he asked me about money. Was I earning enough?

In fact, I wasn’t making money at all. And I told him that, and I told him that when a stranger genuinely appreciates your art, that’s worth more than all the money in the world.

I was happy back then. Continue reading

I have a dream

 

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Eleven years ago I had this idea. A story about a crazy scientist on a deserted planet. That night I wrote for the first time. And I wrote ever since. Continue reading