We all know this one, right? It’s one of those short and sweet sentences that sound smart and wise and in time become terrible cliches.
But there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Most people will try to find a passion and do it and do it and so on. As long as they are inspired, as long as they love what they do.
But that’s only half of it.
The other half is “love what to do.”
In other words, develop the discipline to enjoy the parts that no one really likes doing. The hard work, the frustration, the countless failures. The parts that are boring.
Example? Continue reading
“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. Continue reading
“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. “
– Woodrow Wilson
People like to believe talent, luck, success, skill to be given to you by… don’t know. They’re just given to you, I suppose. They’re just things you recognize in other people, but never in yourself.
People tend to believe that greatness cannot be achieved. It is granted.
I say this is wrong.
“Have I gone mad?”
“I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Even though most of the times you don’t feel like your’re mad, you feel different. It happens to all of us. Sometimes we feel like there’s an invisible wall between us and the rest of the world. We feel alone, we feel different, we feel as though we’re not good enough. And it’s difficult to accept this. Most of the times, people simply try to find comfort: in their art, in another person, in aimlessly wandering through life. Continue reading
There’s one rule of success in any area of life that I hardly ever talk about.
Wake up in the morning, stare at yourself in the mirror, and just laugh at how silly you look.
We tend to take things way too seriously. Most of the things that cause us stress now won’t even matter in a few days, let alone a year from now.
I have come to understand that we live passively presuming we’ll live forever. How else would you watch bad TV, talk to people you don’t like, or stay the same up until the moment life demands change.
Why would you do that?
Boredom and routine as your best friends, by the age of 35 you’ll be doing 95% of daily activities subconsciously.
Habits that will be almost impossible to break out of. Continue reading
“Take the crumbs from starving soldiers, they won’t die.
Take the bread from hungry children, they won’t cry.
But without dreams, we’ll all die.”
A dream is a vision created by our imagination and stored in our minds for when we need motivation. For those mornings when we don’t feel like getting out of bed. Or when the nights feel unusually long.
To dream is to spend midnight hours dreaming about the dawn.
If you do not see what isn’t there, how can you ever create it? Achieve it? Conquer it? Continue reading
“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” – Seneca
Somehow I believe that it’s human nature to dream, to imagine a better life. It’s how we evolve and develop. But dreaming is one thing, striving to achieve that dream another.
But it’s difficult, right?
To find the energy, the time, the motivation to pursue your dreams…