Heart and Soul

The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all. – Ted Hughes

You’re going to die. No, this is not some metaphorical bullshit. You are going to die. They are going to plant you in the ground, and all that you are will decay until there’s nothing left. Your bones will turn to dust and that dust will get carried on through the ages.

Your time on this earth is limited. How do you want to spend it? Think about it. I mean, really think about it.

Lukewarm is no good. Being fearful is not worth it. Worrying about what other people think or say or do. Talking to yourself in a negative tone, telling yourself bullshit stories of why you can’t do it, complaining that life is hard. No shit, life’s hard. It’s meant to be like that.

We’re all dying here, remember? We’re all struggling to get something out of life before our time expires. We all want to be alive before our souls exit our bodies.

So, what’s the problem?

You were born with wings. Descended from warriors, from hunters who conquered the world with sharp sticks and some stones. You are descended from kings of old who built almost everything you can see around you. The guys who named everything in existence. And what didn’t exist yet, they imagined into existence.

You are a son of God.

You’ve been given the ability to create, to fight, to solve complex problems. You are a part of the most adaptable species ever. You can do anything you can imagine and a few things that you can’t even begin to fantasize about.

And how do you go about life?

Crawling? Praying that life would be a bit easier? Complaining? Begging? Hopeless, angry, tired?

Don’t crawl through life.

You were meant for great things. You were born into this world with that big, beautiful, magical brain. You can make anything happen, if only you dare believe you can.

That’s all.

Just believe.

Believe with all your heart. And then go out there and do it!

Because lukewarm is not good. Because lukewarm is going to make your last years on this earth so bitter that you won’t even have the audacity to lie to yourself in any way whatsoever.


  1. A great post that should cause all that read it and everyone should read it, to step back and examine – “lukewarm” or “with wings spread and ready to fly.” When we believe in ourselves and the power that we already have within us and then unleash it – great things happen.

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