“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”– William Feather
If you found yourself in the middle of nowhere and you were starving, would you look for a food for a couple hours and then give up? If your life depended on doing something, would you do it? No matter how much it hurt, how badly you wanted to rest, how bitter and disillusioned you were.
Well, your life does depend on what you do each and every single day. The quality of your life depends on what you do on a daily basis. What you do today translates into the way you’ll live life tomorrow. Continue reading
“Most people will spend their lives doing jobs that they don’t particularly enjoy, and will eventually save up enough money to stop doing those jobs just in time to start dying instead. Don’t be one of those people. There’s a difference between living, and just surviving. Do something that you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do.
It really is that simple.
And that hard.” – John Connolly
I believe that most of us crave adventure. We want our lives to make us feel. We crave the bittersweet excitement brought on by uncertainty.
But we also want safety. And comfort. Just enough.
We are torn between “more” and “just enough.”
So, you’ve decided to start a blog. Or you already have one, but you just don’t know what to do with it. Well, you’ve come to the right place.
First of all, I’d like to tell you that there is no recipe, no how-to guide. Blogging is, like writing, an art, which makes it subjective and hard to simplify in a set of rules and guidelines.
If you decided to start a blog, that’s because you enjoy reading other blogs and/or think you have something important to say. That’s passion, and it is one of the most important tools. Continue reading
Here’s the thing about being human: you are given a lot of crutches in life, but they are double edged swords. They make you feel better for a while, but you’ve got to give up your power…
Put the blame on someone else or something else…
Fate, some god, the economy, other people, society, or your parents…
Yeah…they make you feel better…
It is easy to call talented those who worked harder than you in order to be better than you…
It is easy to sit on your couch and wait for your soulmate to find you… Because that’s what all the fairytales told you it’s going to happen.
It’s easy to put the blame somewhere else, and forever give up on the responsibility to change yourself for the better…
But you know what’s not easy? Continue reading
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life.
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” – Steve Jobs
A long, long time ago I used to dream about becoming a writer. Started this blog, managed to make it become quite popular. My words meant something to people. And… somewhere along the way I kind of got sidetracked. Continue reading
One of my favorite quotes goes like this: “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
Ambrose Redmon said that.
Fear is an impulse, or like the tattoo on my arm says, “Fear is the mind killer.” Frank Herbert said that. In Dune. So you can’t stop being afraid, but you can fight fear, you can control it.
I don’t think I ever told you how I became a writer. Or if I did, it was long ago. Continue reading
Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die.
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but no one wants to lift heavy weights.
Everybody wants to be successful, to enjoy financial freedom, to be the masters of their own destiny, yet no one wants to grind, to fight, to claw their way from the defeat to success.
You know, when we’re kids, our parents tell us that effort is enough. They praise us for trying, for doing our best, even if we fail. Troubles arise when you keep that mentality as an adult. When you do not assume responsibility for your situation. Continue reading