The Process

It’s a mountain of a dream and a mile-high climb to the top. And what it took me a long time to discover is that I didn’t like to climb much. I just liked to imagine the summit. – The Subtle Art of not Giving A Fuck

We would all like to be something we’re not. We all wake up on certain days, terrified that we are less than what we all dreamed of becoming when we were kids.

That is okay.

The thing is, we all like to imagine having certain results.

We fantasize about being famous or rich or married to someone hot as hell…

We all like fairytales…

The thing is, that’s superficial.

And my definition of superficial is this: you want something without knowing the full range of pros and cons, without being aware of the circumstances and the consequences.

It’s like this: you’d like to be rich, so you win the lottery.

Now you’ve got to worry about what to do with all that money. What to buy, what to invest in, what to do to not lose it all.

You lose a lot of friends, or you might try to keep them by helping them with some money…

You don’t know when to say no anymore, because you don’t know how much is a dollar worth anymore. Having the money to buy something doesn’t mean you should buy it… doesn’t even mean you can afford it.

You’ll probably realize that you never wanted to be rich in the first place. You wanted the result, yes. You wanted all the good parts, without the bad.

And you cannot have sunshine without a little rain now, can you?

That’s the process…

All the pain, the suffering, the petty frustrations, the uncertainty, the time, the effort, the sweat, the blood, the tears…

You cannot have a six pack without working out and eating five times a week from McDonald’s…

That’s how it goes…

We’d all wnat to be fit and healthy, but few are willing to do what it takes to be fit and healthy.

The struggle alone pleases us.

That’s why people born into money are usually unhappy, beautiful people sad… you do nothing to get something, you do not appreciate it, and it feels as if you never had it in the first place.

It’s not about winning, it’s about playing the game.

Such a terrible cliche, isn’t it?

But you should never forget that cliches are true. So, so true.

I wanted the reward and not the struggle. I wanted the result and not the process. I was in love with not the fight but only the victory.

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Ask Me Anything: About Blogging

Hi guys,

The title is self-explanatory.

Ask me anything you’d like to know about blogging. From stuff about the WordPress platform to advice on writing posts, social media, stuff like that.

I’ll be here waiting for your comments.

Cheers,

Cristian

The three elements of success

There are three elements to becoming successful in any given area.

Motivation: I also like to call it willpower. You simply want to get from point A to point B.

You want it. You are driven. You are willing to go the distance. Continue reading

Modern Art


Remember that one time Damien Hirst put a dead shark in a tank and called it “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”?

Well…that’s what art critics said…anyone could have done it…

Yet no one until Hirst did it, right?

Nowadays it’s all about inovation, at all costs. In life and art, people want the one of a kind idea…the one in a million, billion, gazillion…

It’s just lazy thinking…

The idea is worthless. It’s the execution that matters.

What?

Yup.

Ideas are shit if you aren’t good enough.

Best novels of the twenty first century? What are they about? People doing stuff that isn’t so outrageous or out of the ordinary…people like us…more or less…

But they were written in a style that was unique…

Get the idea?

I used to write down ideas…one after another. I was obsessed about coming up with one of a kind ideas…something no one ever thought to write about…

But I ended up writing stories that were simple, yet close to my heart. The stories that mattered to me, about the people I was or wished to be.

We should never forget this… modern art is still art, and art is only as good as the things it makes us feel…

Loneliness

This video presents a number of interesting concepts about virtual interaction, social networks, and loneliness, but what I found really interesting was the idea that in a virtual environment we get to edit who we are.

In a way, I agree. In a social media world such as ours, we can delete and change who we want the world to believe we are. Information is a couple of seconds from our reach, so we can appear to be smarter, but given enough time I believe you can’t appear to be someone you’re not. Continue reading

On Blogging: Why?

blogingWhy? Why blog? Why choose to spend a lot of time writing down words so people from all over the world read them?

Answer? Continue reading

On Blogging: Do I Have Something To Say?

bloggingI’ve been blogging for a little over five years now. It’s been fun. I’ve got the chance to connect with people from all over the world and learn new stuff. Also, I kind of realized my words matter.

But the guy who’s sitting in his chair, staring at his computer screen, asking himself whether or not to start a blog might be wondering if he has something to say. Continue reading