Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight. Keel your mind right and your head up. Do well. Live well. Dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.
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I love the glow you get from MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS and LETTING GO OF NEGATIVITY. You no longer waste your time and energy stressing out or worrying about things that don’t evolve you. You start focusing your energy on getting better. You start feeling better. You start looking better. You even start attracting better. Everything changes. EVERYTHING CHANGES FOR THE BETTER.
(If you are living in UK, watch this without getting panicked. I mentioned this in few 2019 blog posts about how UK is moving towards an EMERGING MARKET ECONOMY status like some third world developing nations. Now that we know Liz Truss is the new Prime Minister, watch this 6 minutes video for more.)
There are so many popular figures who want people to think they are strong and tough because they use substances and party all night long. To me, strong is when you can sit through your problems and feel your emotions, when you don’t have to hide them. There have been nights where I’ve had to sit on my hands because I want to act out, because I physically can’t sit still in the pain or I’m trying to distract myself from living in the moment.
Stop running and start dealing with life and your problems. It could be as simple as not checking your phone when you’re uncomfortable or alone. Listen to what’s going on in your mind and respect the thoughts coming to you. If you’re spending your entire life chasing the next party, what are you running away from?
You are allowed to fail. You are allowed to start again from scratch. You are allowed to change your mind. You are allowed to try over and over again. You are allowed to struggle.
No path is ever a perfectly straight line. Your path will twist and turn in directions you never expected. It will bring you unexpected highs and lows that make you stronger. You do not need to have it all figured out right now. Because my beautiful friend, you will get where you are meant to go in time. (Not my words.)
We live in a generation that romanticizes hustle, and moving forward as quickly as possible when it comes to careers and our success within them. But there is no point in rushing quickly towards a life that will not inspire you or fulfill you. It is okay to slow down. It is okay to take the time you need. You are in no rush to figure out your own soul.
It’s never too late to start over, it’s never too late to change your mind, it’s never too late to give up on the dreams you thought you wanted for ones that genuinely excite and challenge you. It’s never too late. It’s okay to take your time.
What interests me the most, is a person’s mind. Their stories. Their thoughts. Their memories. Their struggle. Their journey. The secrets that lay dormant in their head, waiting to be told. I find it so interesting.
Cause I have been through a lot. And I am just fascinated by other’s hunger for SUCCESS. Everyone has their own struggle. I love learning about someone’s life. How they came to be the person they are today, why they act or talk the way they do. It’s just very interesting.
What interests me the most, is a persons mind. Their stories. Their thoughts. The memories. The secrets that lay dormant in their head, waiting to be told. I find it so interesting. Cause I have been through a lot. And I am just fascinated by other’s struggles. Everyone has their own struggle. I love learning from someone’s life. How they came to be the person they are today, why they act or talk the way they do. These all dictate a person’s character, values & personality. It’s just very interesting. Be an authentic version of yourself fearlessly.
1. Become more observant. Notice everything that surrounds you. The world is full of examples, ideas, words, wisdom, mistakes and experiences.
2. Collect ideas. Ideas and thoughts tend to evaporate from your mind too fast. Try to capture them before it is too late. Ideally, write down or sketch every single one.
3. Read. Read a lot. Reading is probably the best investment of time ever. Devote at least 30 minutes per day to reading. Ideally, have a book always with you.
4. Analyze your day. Before going to bed, spend 10 minutes analyzing your day. Consider what things you managed to do well and what mistakes you made.
5. Start writing. The biggest value of a good writing skill is that it cultivates a discipline. First of all, the discipline of thinking. Your thoughts will cease to be random and chaotic. They will gradually become systematic and structured instead.
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
DON’T COMPARE YOUR actual self to a hypothetical self. Don’t drown in a sea of ‘what if’s. Don’t clutter your mind by imagining other versions of you, in parallel universes, where you made different decisions. The internet age encourages choice and comparison, but don’t do this to yourself. Theodore Roosevelt said; “Comparison is the thief of joy”.
You are you. The past is the past. The only way to make a better life is from inside the present. To focus on regret does nothing but turn that very present into another thing you will wish you did differently.
Accept your own reality. Be human enough to make mistakes. Be human enough not to dread the future. Be human enough to be, well, enough. Accepting where you are in life makes it so much easier to be happy for other people without feeling terrible about yourself. BE YOU.
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