I Am Slowly Learning To Chase After What I Want

I Am Slowly Learning To Chase After What I Want
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Nothing worthwhile in this world is going to be handed to me, which is why I cannot let myself slack. I cannot live a life of laziness. I cannot procrastinate, waiting forevermore for the perfect moment because the perfect moment has already passed. It was yesterday. And the next perfect moment is today.

I am slowly learning to chase after what I want because nothing is going to fall into my lap. Not love. Not money. Not friendships. Not careers. I am never going to be met with a miracle that forces the puzzle pieces of my future to fit together in a way that makes sense.

If there is something I want, I have to break out of my comfort zone and chase after it. I have to run full-speed because half-measures are never going to be good enough. I need to put effort into my dreams every single day. I have to speak up, reach out, increase my pace day by day.

I need to ask friends to hang out instead of waiting for them to send the first text. I need to make a move on crushes instead of waiting for them to approach me. I need to apply for the positions I want because my talent is not going to get me anywhere without hard work.

I need to stop finding excuses and start finding motivation. I need to do the right thing for future-me instead of the easy thing for present-me.

I am slowly learning to chase after what I want because the what ifs have been driving me mad lately. I am sick of wondering what would have happened if I accepted a job offer or admitted my feelings for someone or put more effort into a friendship. I do not want anymore regrets tying me to the past.

I want to be able to say I tried my best in every situation. Even if I end up miserable at the end of the day, I at least want to know that I tried, that I put in the effort, that there was nothing else I could have possibly done to change my end results.

I am slowly learning to chase after what I want because even though there is a possibility of failing at anything I attempt, remaining stationary is a surefire way to fail. I am not going to throw away my dreams out of fear. I am not going to stunt my own growth.

I am determined to make something of myself, to live a life far above ordinary. Reaching success is not going to happen overnight but I will gradually see results. I will take a step forward every single day and if I ever fall back, I will not let a single mistake convince me to give up. Stumbling does not mean falling. Falling does not mean quitting.

I am going to keep chasing after my dreams until my feet give out. And then I am going to get some rest, get myself healed, and try again. TC mark

The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.

You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. You’ll figure out the rest along the way.

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