There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it.
Today’s society is obsessed with happiness. We want instant gratification, success, fame, soulmates that never die…
We grow complacent with people and ideas. We grow cold and bitter because we want what we want and we want it now, and sadly the Universe doesn’t work like that.
We don’t fight for what we want. We don’t have the patience to wait for the good things in life. And we certainly don’t want to put in the effort required to cultivate the necessary perspective for happiness. Continue reading
“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” – John Steinbeck
They say change is the only true constant in our lives. Defined as the process through which something becomes different. Some of us fight it, others choose to focus their energy on adapting to the new circumstances; to make the most out of whatever it is that has changed.
Change is inevitable.
There’s good and bad in our lives. There’s good and bad in the world around us. How we react to all that is entirely up to us.
But what I really what to write about is the so called “blessing in disguise.”
“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.” – Blaise Pascal
Imagine if somehow, through a miraculous occurrence, you’d be offered the chance to get what you want most out of life. Your heart’s desire. Right here, right now.
Would you take it?
No strings attached, no soul-selling required.
But would you take it? Would you want to get all that you ever wished for right now?
Would you be able to hold on to it? Appreciate it?
Do you have the knowledge, experience, mental state, support system, friends to keep this dream come true a reality? Continue reading
“That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.” – Neil Gaiman
It was a dark and stormy night. No, I’m just kidding. But it was night though. A cold, winter night. You know, the air is so cold, it rubs like sandpaper against your throat. You can feel it going down your lungs.
Me and my mother were taking the tram home after having visited my grandfather.
That’s when I decided to become a writer. It just happened.
I had an idea and that night I began writing. This idea soon became a dream.
My most important dream: to become a writer. Continue reading
“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
David Goggins. Possibly the toughest man alive. The only person to complete SEAL training, US Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He also holds the current record for most pull-ups done in 24 hours.
He once famously ran 100 miles in 24 hours, and he did it by sheer power of will. The metatarsal bones in his feet were broken. There were stress fractures, shin splints, and muscles tearing. He was peeing blood down his leg because he couldn’t make it to a toilet 20 feet from him.
He was on the brink of death, but he kept going nonetheless.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not our bodies that break under high stress, but rather our minds. It is all a mental game.
Yes, pain is inevitable. The avoidance of pain, the desire for comfort, the clinging to one’s comfort zone, all of those cause us pain.
But suffering is optional…
Want to know why?
Read on. Continue reading