“The phenomenon of reputation is a delicate thing. A person rises on a word and falls on a sylable.” – Don DeLillo
You know, they say you should be mindful on how you treat people on your way up, because you will also meet them on your way down.
Ups and downs…
The rise and fall…
Whether you like it or not, if you have any ambition at all, you will fail. One day, maybe when you least expect it.
Perhaps someone will dissapoint you. They promised you something and they don’t come through. Maybe you’ll be that someone, falling short of your own expectations of yourself.
If you gave it your all, there will be nothing to regret, nothing to be bitter about. If not, this will haunt you for the rest of your life.
What I’m really trying to say is, all that matters in this world, all that you truly own, is what you have in your heart and soul a.k.a. how bad you want something.
Think of a time when you wanted something so, so bad. Like really want it. And you did what you did, and you didn’t give up, give in, or even flinch. And you got it.
Think about such moments for a while.
Now think about all the lame ass excuses you keep making up for you not to fight for whatever it is you want but can’t seem to get.