For f*cks sake, the winning lottery numbers are 8 73 27 46 52 38 83!
Sorry about that… the bills just kept pilin’ on, and the working class is forced to keep trucking’ on.
If I could go back in time and be fortunate to have a conversation with my younger self, and somehow convince my younger, skeptical self that yes, you’re in a sci-fi moment – here is the advice I would give.
Figure out What You Want to Do and Double Down
I’ve been like a freshly caught fish, flip-flopping on the shore of choice. Some days I want to do this, so I flop over here. Other days I want to do that, so I flop over there. Listen, choose one thing you want to go for and go all in. Think about what excites you and do that. Your work should ideally be confused for your play. Although it’s more comfortable to ease into the pool of life, how you get to the other shore quicker is diving in and swimming confidently, hence the double down.
Keep Your Momentum
Once you’re on your journey, it is much easier to keep momentum than to create momentum. You don’t want to be Sisyphus…. The poor bastard who had to roll the rock up the hill only to watch in rollback down. If you got something going… tend to the fire, don’t let it burn out and stay warm.
Try To Stay Positive
Any person with a butt crack can view the day negatively… but what’s the point? How could that possibly help? It can’t. However, viewing the day optimistically can. Don’t you think your life would be easier if you gave the day the benefit of the doubt?
Most of the things you worry about will never come to pass. Imagine that. Now, don’t you feel silly for wasting all that time?
If you don’t, who will?
Make time to Have Fun Daily
Life is too short not to enjoy it, so make sure you are enjoying it. Try your hardest to schedule time daily to do the things you really want to do and take control of your life.
Winners Have Plans and Take Action
If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you realistically expect to get there? You can’t. So set goals for your life and take action to get there. The successful person acts on their dreams, which is not to be confused for thinking about your dreams.
Discipline is freedom.
If you can force yourself to do hard things… then you will earn a life of easy things.
Consistency is Everything
Has anyone ever achieved real progress by not being consistent? No.
Happiness is Perspective
You have a choice daily on how to interpret the world. Choose happiness, even if it’s scary, choose happiness.
You Bring Passion Not Find Passion
Just let THAT sink in.
Become A Person People Want To Be Around
Have you ever been in a room with a total dick head? Was it fun? No, it wasn’t. So don’t strive for that archetype. Life becomes easier when you become a person that people want to be around because when you meet more people who like you, you typically gain more opportunities. You can do this by being kind, friendly, listening, funny, and being generally helpful.
Never Play Before Work
Again, it’s that bastard discipline raising his chiseled, flurried, head. Although you want to play, if the work doesn’t get done, it doesn’t get done. Be an adult and do what you must do. Get your priorities straight.
You Are What You Believe
So believe in yourself and choose the beliefs that best serve you.
Relationships Are Built On Giving And Listening
If you’re a singular person in a plural world, life is going to be hard. However, if you make a point to always be the leading, considerate, giving hand life instantly becomes much easier and your impact will be greater.
Don’t Try To Unnecessarily Impress, Rather Be Yourself
Fuck he said it, the be yourself… what does that mean? It means don’t put on a front. Be that weird, goofball that you are and the right people will come into your life for the right reasons. Right?!
If you want to feel like you’re in second place, you should compare your life. If you want to feel like you’re in first place. Don’t compare. Comparison is the robber of joy.
You’re Capable Of More Than You Think
And everyone in the world is. The world was built by stub-your-toe-and-swear people. Nobody is any more special than anyone else. It’s the people who take action end up making a difference and even those people, are stub-their-toe-and-swear people.
It’s Attractive When People Chase Their Dreams
Those are the warriors, the people who set out for what they want, not settle for what they have. Learn this and learn this quickly.
Do It Right The First Time
If you don’t do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it right the second time?
Your body is a machine, don’t you want the best fuel for it?
Learning is a superpower – improve your brain to gain an edge in the world.
Focus On One Thing At A Time
As it turns out, you get a lot more done that way.
Don’t outright fight the resistance but embrace the resistance then fight. With this, you can win the mental war.
Writing is better when you edit. Life is better when you edit.
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