I just looked at my calendar and I realized that I have only a week and a half of full freedom left, and only two weeks until my classroom will be filled with students old and new, outwardly showing the 'cool guy' devil-may-care attitude and inwardly agonizing over every little thing. With the new school... Continue Reading →
Most people make the excuse that they don't do x, y, or z because they simply don't have enough hours in a day. Yet clearly this excuse falls flat when held up to examination. Everyone who is highly successful is able to achieve a high volume of things, while everyone who is average seems to struggle to accomplish even the simplest tasks.
For some reason, whether it be hidden personal insecurities or jealousy or a lack of confidence in my own abilities, I have always struggled with being happy with other people's success. This is not something that I am proud of in the least-I want to be one of those people who cheers the loudest when someone else wins. I want to be the person who is the first to say a sincere congratulations. I want to be the person who gets excited by other people's success because it means that I can be successful, too.
Each and every time you fuck up should be a time where you learn. If you're applying the knowledge gained from when you screw up, it will be very rare that you make the same mistake twice. A flaw-free live is completely impossible, as much as the A-type personalities of the world wish it were so. However, a life lived with integrity and purpose is as close as we can get. Don't allow your missteps to prevent you from finishing your path, and don't allow your dirty shins and skinned knees to give you permission to sit down and throw up your hands.
If your feed is filled with people who are constantly hustling and improving themselves, you cannot help but feel obligated to catch up. If your feed is filled with memes glorifying laziness and constant partying, you will feel pretty great about where you're sitting and feel completely unmotivated to change.