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And you must drink from it, like it or not

And you must drink from it, like it or not

George RR Martin

Sometimes we have to take responsibility for things we shouldn’t have to do,

Maybe it was someone else’s task, but they failed or got sick or something,

The cup gets passed to us

Regardless of whether we want it not, we have to step up to the plate and take responsibility

Whether that’s acting team leader or stacking shelves, becoming head of household

We can sit and cry about it which won’t change anything or we can step up do our best and make the most out of a bad situation

We can’t control the future but we can control how we respond to it

The full dialogue from GOT (book I’ve not seen the show)

“Brandon. Yes. Brandon would know what to do. He always did. It was all meant for Brandon. You, Winterfell, everything. He was born to be a King’s Hand and a father to queens. I never asked for this cup to pass to me.”

“Perhaps not,” Catelyn said, “but Brandon is dead, and the cup has passed, and you must drink from it, like it or not.”

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Having good intentions

Having Good intentions

But bad effort

Anyone can have the best intentions,

The best intention to get in shape before a holiday, revise for a test, read a book, well there’s loads of examples.

Whenever I go abroad I always said I would learn the language or some of it at least,

I’ve bought audiobooks, physical books all with the best of intentions of learning it, but the effort didn’t match the intention.

It’s like having the best intentions to get in shape you buy loads of training gear, buy a ‘health magazine’, loads of healthy food,

Then grab a takeout and leave the above to collect dust.

To make traction

Our efforts need to be more than our intentions.

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Bad chapters can still create great stories

Bad chapters can still create great stories

  • Cynthia Thurlow

Real life isn’t a movie or a book so that magical ending isn’t going to automatically happen,

But if you keep pushing through your struggles, through the hard times

Then you can turn this bad chapter into a great story but not if you settle this chapter for the ending.

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Live until you die

Live until you die

Dan Millman (Sacred Journey of The Peaceful Warrior)

Live until you die, meaning dont just get by but actually live with meaning,

In the book quoted above there is one story where Dan and his mentor at the time are walking down the beach and their is loads of washed up star fish,

Dan’s mentor starts to pick up a starfish and walks it to the sea, then another and another,

Dan says this is pointless we’ll never save them all,

His mentor replies yeah but to this one it makes a difference

The late Chadwick Boseman made 9 movies whilst battling cancer, having surgery and chemo,

Performing his art, inspiring the next generation whilst fighting for his life

That’s living till you die.

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We need to practice

We don’t become virtuous by reading Epictetus or Seneca, We need to practice – Massimo Pigliucci

Practice, Practice, Practice that’s all we’re doing, all day every day,

The question is what are you practising?

Are you practising what you said you would or are you practising talking or quitting…

Talking about how you’re going to do this and how your going to do that Or quitting this because it didn’t work the first time

Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage the first time he performed, did he quit… no, He practised