The Dash

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“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.” – Banksy

You know what’s easy?

Spending your life wishing for “enough.” Enough money, enough food, enough sleep, enough leisure time. You wish your life away dreaming of future comfort and safety.

Life is neither comfortable nor safe.

Life is a struggle. Being alive means to always be moving one second at a time towards death.

We are born and then we die. What we do in between will either echo through eternity or be forgotten the moment we die.

The dash. What we do while we are alive. What we build, what we love…what we live for, what we we’re willing to die for.

Make no mistake. No one ever settled for less than what they were capable of and didn’t regret it in the end.

So, what are you capable of?

How can you know unless you push yourself? Unless you dream, imagine, and aspire to reach those dreams?

Unless you step outside of your comfort zone, unless you set yourself for failure, you’ll never live life the way it’s meant to be lived.

You have this one life. This one chance.

Act like it.

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6 thoughts on “The Dash

  1. Once again another great post! I try to live my life this way, with purpose and meaning, always grasping at the next big goal. Now if only I could get my kids to see this, feel this, understand. But that is also a part of the journey…starting out thinking that time is forever..a day is eternity until it is not anymore. Then you start to look back at what you have accomplished, and what you have not. We always want what is best for those we love. But sometimes the best thing is striving to be a better person ourselves.

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  2. Another first rate post.
    I was at the end of my ropes. My life had been turned up[side down, and I really didn’t know what to do about it. In the course of talking to an old cowboy, he gave me a piece of advice which I find more and more relevant every day. He told me “One day you’re going to find yourself old. Very old. You won’t be able to get on a horse anymore. Someone might have to help you get dressed. You may find yourself needing help to preform the most basic things. And one day, you’ll be lying in bed, waiting to die.
    “The question is, which statement will say at the end of your life. Will you say it was fun? Or will you say the two most horrible words in the English language, “What if . . .”
    I listened to him and decided, I sure don’t want those words on my tombstone.
    So ever since I’ve pushed myself as hard as I can. There have been mistakes along the way. There have been setbacks. But the journey has sure been worth it.

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