Belief

ff4277021994bc17c6f7b9b54657efed1“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” – John Bingham

All that we are requires faith. Not just in a religious sense, but also… self-confidence, trust, power, courage, perseverance, ambition. We must believe that we are doing the right thing. We must believe in our actions, in our thoughts, in our feelings, in our destiny.

You are what you believe in. I am what I believe in. We all are the by-products of our beliefs.

This is extremely important. What you believe in is going to determine how your future will look like. Your thoughts will shape your world for you. There is no reality other than the one we interpret ourselves.

That is all.

Believe that you are good enough.

Believe that you can do better.

Believe that you can…

And you WILL.

What’s your purpose?

purpose

“Clarify your purpose. What is the why behind everything you do? When we know this in life or design it is very empowering and the path is clear.” – Jack Canfield

I often tell people that the few months I spent writing and posting my stories on Wattpad were the happiest I have yet to live. I have made the decision to see only the nostalgic beauty of those moments and not the absurd struggle.

Don’t you feel that sometimes we try so hard to turn real life into art? To turn our past into a story that could never be true? A story that is either better or worse than anything “real”? Continue reading

You gotta dream


“​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?

Think about it.

Dream big. Don’t be afraid to dream. Don’t be afraid to dare greatly.

The only thing worse than dreaming of things that will never come is to not dream at all.

A hopeless future, going through the motion day in and day out…

Imagine that.

Now imagine having a dream so great that it just wakes you up in the morning…

You can’t wait to work on it, to make it real.

You want to, because you have a lot of reasons to do so.

You want to, because you want to prove to yourself that you can.

You want to, because if you don’t work on your dreams, they’ll wither and die.

Every defeat…

I’m sure you know what failure means, but what you don’t know is that, whether life changing or not, every defeat carries with it enormous potential. Somewhere hidden, of course.

We often choose to deny it, but  failure is an integral part of who we are as humans.

That’s why we like success stories so much. That’s why we love to believe that brilliant writers come up with wonderful first drafts. Everything they write is gold. The bitter alternative to this is that we have to work hard all our lives and still be haunted by the monster of failure.

We all want to become so good at what we love doing that it becomes effortless. We want to stroll our fingers across the keyboard and win the Pulitzer.

But it’s not like that.

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Wake Your Ass Up!

The alarm goes off. You cry a little bit inside. You don’t want to get out of bed. Not again. Not this.

Anything but this.

You want to go back to sleep, back to the comfortable warmth of dreams that make sense only to you.

But you do get up. You have to.

Unfortunately, you left a part of yourself wrapped in the blanket…

You walk around like a zombie. You get angry at minor things. People’s only purpose is to annoy you.

Why does it have to be this hard?

Can’t you just stay in bed all day and watch funny Youtube videos?

This is how your whole life flies by you.

Most people never wake up.

They never fully understand that here and now is all we ever get.

Step outside your comfort zone. Get outside your head. Welcome the grind.

Here and now is where you make your dreams come true.

Day in and day out.

One step at a time…

Do this over and over again, one day the alarm won’t startle you in the morning.

For you’ll already be up, excited about working on your dreams.

Dreams and hopes

Ever since I can remember I have aspired for greatness.

Ambitious, they’d call me.

I wasn’t afraid to dream big.

But, you see, life takes its toll on us. It clips our wings…

Makes us afraid.

We end up calling ourselves realists… We decide that some dreams aren’t meant to be.

Well, I don’t believe that.

We have to fight for our dreams, especially when we don’t believe in them anymore, for yearning will destroy us.

We have to fight and keep on fighting.

That’s the only way to live a life without regrets.

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Brick by brick

“You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.”Will Smith

They say patience is a virtue. They also say patience is not necessarily the ability to wait, but rather the manner in which you wait.

Truth be told, life is lived one day at a time. Novels are written one word at a time.

Great walls are built one brick at a time.

We often desire change. We daydream about being and having and all that but we seldom act on those dreams.

The distance seems impossibly long.

Life’s not a sprint. You don’t have to run your lungs out to be succesful.

Life is a marathon.

Put one foot in front of the others. Do that in the good days, do that in the bad days.

Consistency is key.

And that’s how you build your wall.