the other day I came across this quote in Reddit and showed below that I resonate so much with, like in a really deep personal level – and I even think that this is actually what most people in this world should read and take note of. WARMING: The quote requires a bit of a brain exercise before reading. Viewer discretion is advised. (hahah)
So here it is:
“I refuse to tiptoe through life and arrive quietly at my death. I decided a long time ago that I would not be one of those guys. No matter how much effort or pain or sacrifice it took, I refuse to settle. I refuse to not actively take part in my life, instead of just going with the flow and finding myself in a place where I looked up and thought “I am so unhappy with my life. How did I get here?” But here’s the thing: It is very easy to get there without realizing how you got there. Maybe our culture does a poor job of making its youth understand that getting life right is very hard. It requires a lot of skills to be a success, more than anything, it demands that you be two things: determined to find a path to your personal success, and courageous enough to take it, despite the consequences. Think to yourself: How many people do you know that you can really describe that way? Not many. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it’s a choice. Success truly is a choice. Every single day, with every single action and every single decision, you pick your own path. Do you read something that educates you instead of watching your tenth Seinfeld run-run? That’s a choice. Do you go to the gym like you want to, or do you just drink a Diet Coke and sit on the sofa? That’s a choice. Do you go start cooking like you’ve always said you wanted to, or do you just put it off for another day? That is a choice. Every day you make hundreds of these choices, and when you are 40 and look up to find yourself in a shitty life that you don’t like, you have no one to blame but yourself.”
Nothing is fresher to read in the morning than some quality quotes telling me to start making the right choice, am I right?
Here is another short one:
“It’s the internal dialogue. Until you figure out what it is that you want out of life and begin taking the serious, and sometimes risky, steps to make those things happen, you’re just chasing phantoms.”
And with that, I will leave you here to ponder.