Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” – William Shakespeare

Everybody wants to rule the world. If they’re honest with themselves, they’ll admit it. If they are brutally honest with themselves, they’ll also admit that it is a lack of confidence in their own abilities that has so far stood in their way. 

Notice that I did not say anything about those abilities, but about one person’s trust in said abilities.

Because it doesn’t matter how good you are. What matters is how good you want to be.

I know, I know. This is a cliche.

It is a lack of creativity that gives birth to procrastination, boredom, and laziness.

We all want to wear the crown, but we do not want to pick it up. We do not want to fight against all the others who also want to wear it, we do not want to responsibility.

We do not want to put in the work that is required, the sacrifices that are demanded by such great honor.

Winning is not the most important thing, but the desire to win is.

How can you hit a target you do not see?

How can you accomplish a goal you do not have?

Now ask yourself this: is it better to aim high and fail and keep failing all your life, always striving to conquer the impossible, or to spend your life accomplishing meager goals, aiming too low in life?


One thought on “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

  1. Neither extreme is best. If your parents tell you you can conquer the world, and you can’t accomplish much, you might feel frustrated at every loss and think you’re a failure. If all they want is for you to act normal every win feels like a gift from God, but you will never live up to your full potential.

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