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When you wake on new year’s day

The disappointment when you wake up on new years day to find that you are not a new you…

You are still the same version of yourself that you were

Last night,
Last week,
Last month
And
Last year

See change requires work

And work is hard

It doesn’t start on a Monday or a new year

It starts today, it starts now

And it’s a hard process

You either do the work or you stop lying to yourself

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Cats and dogs

Be more like cat, Be more like dog

Be more like cat, cats don’t do anything they don’t want to, it can be cuddling you one minute and as soon as its had enough it will walk off and stare out of a window or something

Cats don’t waist time doing things they don’t want nor do they give a fuck what you think

Dogs enjoy the little things in life, no matter the time, day or weather, give them a ball and they’ll play all day, just enjoying the moment

We should be more like cats and dogs, getting shit done and not worrying about what others think of us and then taking time out to enjoy the moments and having some playtime

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‘Live’ she says

Death twitches my ear
‘Live’ she says
– paths of meaning

Chasing a paycheck, constantly checking our stocks, or emails,  worrying about some unimportant things…

We forget to enjoy ourselves, We forget to live.

With each day that passes by death creeps closer, but we push Lee further back until we have achieved somthing or paid of this or done that,

No matter what goes on in life there are always small moments to enjoy

Death twitches closer.
Live.

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And another to eat them

It’s one thing to put bread and wine away in a store room and another to eat them

– Epictetus

Epictetus makes the point that eating bread and wine gets used and absorbed by the body whereas just leaving on the shelves does nothing until eaten and compares it to philosophy (and other studies)

What is the point in study if all you are going to leave what you learnt on the shelves to gather dust

When we study or even get an insite from a film or book we must use it and embody it

Otherwise what’s the point

To say you know something and maybe impress someone

When we embody something we have learnt we improve our lives and the time we spent studying was not wasted

Embody your studies

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Comfort is the enemy

Comfort is the enemy
-J Cole

When Cole was talking about how he didn’t become a professional basketball player he said that it was because he wasn’t putting in the work,

He said he was playing ball every day, but he wasn’t working with coaches and practicing drills, he was pretending to do something…

Then when his friends pointed out that he was doing the same thing with his rap career

He was like oh shit and it woke him up that he was just working in his comfort zone

So he would write a song or a verse and make a beat before he went to the studio.
He would do 7 minute drills where for 7 minutes he would write.

Comfort is the enemy, comfort cost him his basketball career and almost cost him his rap one too

Do the work
Every day