People always get what they want. But there is a price for everything. Failures are either those who do not know what they want or are not prepared to pay the price asked them. The price varies from individual to individual. Some get things at bargain-sale prices, others only at famine prices. But it is no use grumbling. Whatever price you are asked, you must pay. – W.H. Auden
Life’s simple. We humans tend to make it seem like such a complicated process.
We want what we want, and we must fight to get it.
That is all.
You want something? Continue reading
“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” – Epictetus
One of the sad truths of life is that we often think of ourselves as nouns. Finished products. We try, we fail, and it means we’ll never be able to do it.
We get our hearts broken, and we decide we’ll be forever alone. No one will ever love us. We should just buy some cats and dogs…
Ever thought about the fact that you are born useless? A lump of flesh? You can’t even walk, can’t feed yourself. You’d be dead within a few hours, if left out all by yourself. That’s if you’re somehow lucky enough to even survive that long.
Remember how it felt to learn to walk? To talk? Of course not. But you did learn to do those things, and became quite good. Continue reading
Do you want everyone to believe in you even though you don’t believe in yourself? Do you want people to support you even though you haven’t done anything to earn that support?
Do you think the world doesn’t notice you for who you are? Do you think the world cares about the way you talk about your dreams and goals? Do you think everyone else doesn’t see you procrastinating instead of being dedicated to your dreams?
Sure, you can whine and moan about it and get some fake sympathy from fake friends who’ll laugh at you behind your back.
But… Continue reading
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…
Are you waiting for that time when “everything will fall into place?” When the economy will be better, when your situation will be better, when you’ll have different people around you? Are you wishing for a different kind of relationship, for a different you, for a different body, for a different career?
Are you thinking that there will be some day when you can rest? When there’s going to be comfort, when you’ll feel safe? When you’ll feel nothing but pride?
When all this pain and the stress and this suffering you’re going through will end? Continue reading
You know the saying that “the road to success is always under construction?” It’s a constant process, a neverending battle.
Failure is not the opposite of success. It’s a stepping stone. An important element of it. Each and every single time you fail, you’re actually getting closer to success.
Hard work pays off.
There’s no way to argue about it. Continue reading
“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” – Richard Evans
Contrast. This is what this world is based upon. Good and evil, dark and light, suffering and happiness. It’s the only way to find a balance, the only way to equally experience everything. Continue reading