It’s 1:23 PM on one of the most beautiful days of this year so far. I went for a long walk, but now I am seated at my desk, writing.
This is the process that defines who I am. The only thing I can do to figure out who I am, where I’ve been, where I am headed. Words are my passion, my fire, my reason to be.
Last year I wrote a novel. It took me a month of barely going out, barely eating, barely talking to fellow human beings. I have callouses on my feet from walking around the house in this strange daze. Half-asleep, half apart of a world that did not exist yet, but I had to write into reality. Continue reading
Who are you?
Most difficult question one could possibly ask.
Who are you?
Where do you even begin to answer such a question? What defines you as a person? The things you own? Or the things you do? What about the people you love? Or the ones you hate?
The thing is that we are not easily defined, we are not finished products, but works in progress.
Life is simple. Happiness is simple. Success is simple. Love is simple. Even death is a simple process.
It’s us humans who make things intolerably complicated.
Read this recipe out loud. Only three things to be happy… It seems to good to be true, doesn’t it?
But what if it is true and you’ve been chasing after the wrong things all your life? Continue reading
They say that the harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.
What they don’t say is that you’ll want to quit. Many, many times. You will wish it were easier. You will feel alone with your struggle. You will want to abandon everything and try something else. You’ll spend sleepless nights, empty mornings, and there won’t be much fun on Weekends. Continue reading
Not long ago people used to think that it just wasn’t physically possible for a man to run a mile in under four minutes. Of course, Roger Bannister proved them wrong in 1954. Nowadays, to run a mile in under four minutes is not that great of an accomplishment.
I once wrote that there isn’t a single person on this world who, when faced with the impossible, can’t recognize it, but at the same time, there isn’t a single person on this planet who truly accepts it.
But the way we react to the impossible ultimately depends on how much we want to conquer it. We might accept the challenge or we might give up without a fight. You see, when we feel we don’t have enough time to complete a certain task, we tell ourselves it’s impossible. If something hasn’t been done before, it’s impossible. We’ve got a million rules and laws that tell us how this world works. And we label what we don’t understand as being “impossible.”
It just can’t be done.
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“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things that are left by those who hustle.”
I’m terribly sorry, but there’s no substitute for hard work. No shortcuts, no step-by-step guide. No secret routine, no magic potion, nothing of the sorts.
It doesn’t matter if you like or not this arrangement, because this is law; one that applies to everything you do: your work, your passions, your body, your relationships, your beliefs, your virtues.
Life is war. Continue reading
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” — Steven Furtick
One of the sad truths of today is that technology consumes us. It’s not just about the time, but how we use that time.
Social media, for instance, provides us with both an escape and a way of searching for a certain kind of validation from others.
We want the approval and admiration of others and we edit our lives to appear better than they really are.