They are open to advice and help from those who have been there before — but also that they know when to shut their ears off from detractors and people who doubt them and would love to see them fail.
If that doesn’t motivate you to put down the pizza, put some pants on, and do something extraordinary — then I really don’t know what will.
People are making money off of you.
Life is crazy. We all need a break. But that break doesn’t always mean draining hours from our lives on Chipotle documentaries or binge-watching an entire series in an evening (although sometimes that is completely necessary).
A thought process, an expectation, a desire can become habitual — so much so that you may not realize you no longer need or even want it. You are simply so familiar with needing and wanting it, that your instinctual reaction to giving it up is definitively opposed.
You don’t owe yourself to the things you left behind. You don’t have to worry about the people who don’t worry about you. You don’t have to be fighting an upward battle to have a life that has meaning. You aren’t worthier for having suffered.
Say no when you really want to say no.
It’s your one and only duty to do this.
If you rarely get a chance to have a reciprocal conversation with a person, you’re acting as their audience to a monologue and not as a friend. You also deserve to be listened to and deserve to talk about any problems in your life.
Everybody lives their own hell. There’s no such thing as normal.