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Signs are no good

Signs are no good if you dont follow them

If your looking for a sign the chances are you’ll find one because your seeking it,

Kind of like when you just get a new car and everyone seems to be driving the same one as you.

For a short moment in time I wanted to learn how to street dance (I think step up had just come out or something)

I remember saying if I see a sign I’ll join a club or something.

The very next day I saw a sign, it had probably been there for years but I wasn’t looking for it then

But I didn’t join I probably went home and played GTA or something

We’ve probably ask for and seen loads of signs in our lifetimes but we ignore them or don’t follow through.

Asking for a sign is probably just another form of procrastination,

Yeah I’ll do it if…

If we really wanted to do something we wouldn’t need to wait for a sign.

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Do not stumble on something behind you

Seneca

On this road we call life, we’re supposed to be heading forwards into the misty unknown

Yet we always end up falling backwards

Overstuff, we passed miles back,

Over the past.

Something that has happened and we have absolutely no control over.
Yet it’s like we’re walking in circles always returning to the same nightmare
When the exit is just straight ahead.

Let it go, Move forward

After all, you don’t want to still be carrying a nightmare when you arrive at another one

Do not stumble on something behind you

Seneca

On this road we call life, we’re supposed to be heading forwards into the misty unknown

Yet we always end up falling backwards

Overstuff, we passed miles back,

Over the past.

Something that has happened and we have absolutely no control over.
Yet it’s like we’re walking in circles always returning to the same nightmare
When the exit is just straight ahead.

Let it go, Move forward

After all, you don’t want to still be carrying a nightmare when you arrive at another one

Seneca

On this road we call life, we’re supposed to be heading forwards into the misty unknown

Yet we always end up falling backwards

Overstuff, we passed miles back,

Over the past.

Something that has happened and we have absolutely no control over.
Yet it’s like we’re walking in circles always returning to the same nightmare
When the exit is just straight ahead.

Let it go, Move forward

After all, you don’t want to still be carrying a nightmare when you arrive at another one

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Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers

So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

Veronica Shoffstall

No one is responsible for your happiness,
Nobody
And your not responsible for anyone else’s

No one is responsible for your growth
No one is responsible for your career
No one is responsible for the actions you take, or dont take

Stop waiting for other people to solve your problems,
Stop blaming other people,

Just get out there and tend to your garden and watch what happens

It’s all on you.

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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

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The early bird can have the worm

“The early bird can have the worm, because worms are gross and mornings are stupid.”

‘You have to rise early to be successful’…

So I keep seeing, but is that all true?

Do you have to be part of the 5am club in order to achieve things?

There are some benefits of course, you can get more done, the rest of the world isn’t up yet, no distractions, You could essentially get a workout in, have breakfast and get the most important stuff done before 9am and have the rest of the day to do other stuff…

But if you anything like me then getting up at 5am is just plain useless,

In the book ‘The Power of When’ Dr Michael Breus Catergrizes humans into 4 main animal types (Dolphin, Lion, Bear and Wolf)

Dolphins and Lions are the early risers, whereas bears (Most of the population) their sleep and creative pattern falls more in line with the standard 9-5…

Then there are the wolves

‘Wolves have a medium sleep drive, they are nocturnal hunters.
There’s no way that a Woolf will wake up with a single alarm or go through the day without a few cups of coffee.

Wolves are moody pessimists, but they are also incredibly creative individuals.

They are impulsive and adventurous but tend to overdramatize from time to time and react with emotional intensity.

They prioritize pleasure before all, which is why they’d rather sleep than work in the morning.

They are most alert sometime around 7 p.m., and most productive late at night.

They have no idea why society is organized the way it is.’

(Summery copied for 12-minute blog)

The point is if your an early riser than enjoy your worms, if you’re more like a wolf, then make sure you utilise your most creative time in the evening and don’t waste it on the tv.