Posted in Poetry

Grow Today

Imma choose to grow today
Yeah that’s my choice, I can say it with a clear voice
Imma choose to grow today

Yesterday may not have gone my way,
Yesterday may not have gone my way, I lost my bae, I lost my way, I was feeling down, I chose to sit and prey, but that didn’t go my way, Because subconsciously I was choosing to stay where I was, Hoping that some external thing was going to bring me some fortune so I spent my days sitting in sorrow, worrying about tomorrow.
Yesterday may not have gone my way but Imma choose to grow today coz if I stay where I am the future looks too grey,

Imma choose to grow today
I’m tired of living in bleakness, I’m going to confront my weaknesses and show the world my uniqueness,
Imma choose to grow today,
I’m coming straight out the gate, no more procrastinate…ing that just adds too much weight to the negative state,

Imma choose to grow today because really there is no other way,
Choosing to stay where I am is choosing to kill who I am, Just staying in the same spot like I’m on a treadmill, slowly decaying…

Nah, fuck that I’m choosing growth.

Posted in Daily Fires

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

Posted in Daily Fires

And the fall will be painful…

Eventually, the time that was not spent on learning skills will catch up with you, and the fall will be painful. Robert Greene

There was this one time not so long ago when an old work colleague, Saw me reading,

He was like “ah I’ve never really got into that” (reading) and then spent the next hour’s car journey playing some candy crush game on his phone…

A couple of weeks later after mismanagement from the company messing up the rota we were threatened with disciplinary if we didn’t come in on the Saturday because they were short-staffed.

I refused but my colleague went in.

The difference, I could afford to get fired, Simply by putting into practice the knowledge and skills I’ve learnt over the years from what I’ve read.

Even if you don’t want to be like me and have multiple companies you can still learn skills that will make you a better (unsackable) employee.

Linchpin by Seth Godin – Would be a good place to start.

The world is unpredictable, shit happens but the skills you learn, You’ve got them till you die…

Use your time wisely

Posted in Daily Fires

Hack away at the unessential

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee

The first step to financial freedom isn’t earning more money, Its spending less

The same is true for good health – Hack away at the unessential.

The unessential amount of tv, the unessential amount of snacks and junk, Alchohol…

You will find the two go hand in hand, the less you spend on things you don’t need, The more money and time you will have to spend on actually living.

Posted in Daily Fires

Life is never stagnation.

“Life is never stagnation. It is constant movement, un-rhythmic movement, as we as constant change. Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.” – Bruce Lee

Like water, if we stop flowing we become stagnant.

We need to move, not just in a physical sense but mentally too.

We need to grow and change, we need to crash against the rocks and squeeze through the little gaps from time to time.

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man – Heraclitus

Even if nothing in your life changed and you stepped in the river, you may be the same person, but the river wouldn’t be the same that moved on a long time ago.

Flow like water.