Think about that for a second. I’ll wait…
Seriously, what are you currently doing to change your life situation?
Are you one of these people who ‘talks the talk’ but when actually pressed for a bit of action, you retreat back into your dreary existence, wishing and wanting but not doing anything about it?
That’s fine. You’re normal, and nobody will ever hold that against you. But why do we aspire to be just ‘normal’? What benefit is there in being average? Why don’t we just fucking do something extraordinary for a change?
Within each and everyone one of us is the capacity to achieve greatness.
We can have anything we want if we work hard enough for it. None of this ‘Law of attraction’ nonsense where all you have to do is close your eyes, wish really hard and somehow it will manifest itself in your life. I’m talking about real, back breaking effort and determination.
You will never achieve anything if you just sit on your fat ass, living your life vicariously through the characters on your shitty favourite TV shows. They are not real, just like your life isn’t ‘real’ unless you actually start living it.
So ask yourself again – “what am I actually doing to change my life?”
Do you have a good answer yet? Do you even have an answer?
If that question scares you, then good, it should. If it scares the crap out of you then go and change your underwear, come back and embrace that feeling.
You need to be asking yourself that question every single day. No excuses!
But, I have responsibilities…
So what? Well done. You have people that depend on you and bills to pay. You’re therefore a real human being and not a figment of someone else’s imagination. Do you want a medal? Tough, you’re not getting one.
Do you think that people can only become successful if they have nothing? Do the world’s greatest leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists stop working when they have a family? Do they rest on their laurels just because they work 80 hour weeks? Do they quit trying to better themselves and the world because they are already doing something worthwhile with their time?
You already know the answer to that.
It’s your own fear that is stopping you from becoming the person you want to be.
If you’re reading this at work, take a look around the office. Do you REALLY want to come here every freaking day for the rest of your life?
“But I’m only here for the short term; I’m looking for something else”
You mean to say, “I’ll start looking for something else, one day, when I can be bothered”
The truth is that you’re lazy. You want shit handed to you on a plate, but the fact is everyone else is too busy shovelling their own shit to worry about you and your needs.
Your friends and family are merely nothing more than team mascots. Offering you support and a welcome presence in your life but they won’t be joining you on the field of play because they have their own lives to lead. You’re on your own. The buck stops with you. Eventually the whistle will blow and the game will be over. Will you emerge victorious or will you enter the locker room full of regret and missed opportunities?
Do something, anything!
If you don’t start now then you never will. Fuck convention. There are no rules. As long as you aren’t setting out to hurt anyone then literally anything that you do will be an improvement on your current situation.
Don’t wait until you’re on your disease ridden death bed before suddenly having the urge to make your time count. It’s too late. You lost. You gambled on a future that didn’t exist and the house is claiming your life as compensation.
If we’re all going to die, at least make a pact with the devil.
Do something badass.
Do something now!
Ask yourself this question and let me know your answer in the comments.
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Photo – Jae Jae the tiger at London Zoo 02/11/13