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Guys, life starts with being happy with your situation. If you’re unhappy, you won’t have the energy to get through the day. If you don’t have energy, you won’t have any motivation. Doing things you like helps you be happy.
I’m not saying quit your day job and rush headless into your ideal situation. It won’t work.
Think things through then follow through. — Eddie Rickenbacker
Not everything you’re going to try is going to work, and that’s okay. What’s important is that you don’t get too comfortable and don’t try new things.
My friend says: “What’s the worst that can happen?”
That’s a very important question. A lot of times we’re scared of doing something for fear of making our situation worse. A lot of times, that’s all it is — fear. A lot of ideas are not as scary as they seem.
I used to be scared shitless of dying. It was probably my number one fear. I mean, there’s still so much left to do in this world and I’m aging faster than I wish I would. But this quote changed my perspective on that:
“It is not death a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” — Marcus Aurelius
I was scared because “I didn’t do anything”. By that I mean that I was simply doing my 8–5 job and playing video games after work, looking forward to weekends.
What kind of life is that? Is that really what life is all about?
I bet you’re wondering the same too. Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who found their true purpose in life.
Nonetheless, the important thing lies in the quote above: “beginning to live”.
What does that mean?
It means something different for everyone.
For me, it meant doing things out of my comfort zone. It meant conquering all my fears. It meant learning as many skills as possible. And ultimately, it meant becoming the best version of myself, and do the same for people around me, whether online and in person.