We need to stop letting our short-term desires cloud our long-term visions.
No one learned to play an instrument or speak a language by picking up a guitar once or skimming a “Spanish for Dummies” book.
We all want to optimize our time on this earth, that much can be said without a doubt. The “ideal life,” however, doesn’t exist.
The person who says they’ll only eat one piece of pizza when you’re putting in the group order is actually the one you have to watch out for. “I’ll just have one little piece.” NO YOU WILL NOT KAREN YOU LIAR.
Although you make jokes with your friends about how your life is a mess and how you don’t know what you’re doing, your laughter is hollow. Because at the end of the day, it’s not really that funny to you anymore. You don’t know where the last five years went and you cannot comprehend the fact that you’re now halfway through your twenties and you have nothing to show for it.
You need to face yourself with the mathematical, honest cruelty that the world has imposed. You must take inventory. It’s something most people avoid. That’s because a real reckoning of the self is ugly.
Imagine that tomorrow morning, your favourite superhero woke up in your body and was consigned to living your exact life.
In a society that equates ambition increasingly with money or worldly success, it can be thrilling and gratifying to transfer the very human urge to succeed to a more flexible medium.
I’m embracing the chaos, the uncertainty, the unknown. If you don’t, if you have high expectations for your future, nothing will ever be good enough.
Get into the best shape of your life.