Life doesn’t happen when you dropped those last few pounds
That’s not when you start to live
Life doesn’t happen when you get that promotion
That’s also not when you start to live
Life doesn’t happen when you get the grades you want, get excepted into the university you want, get the degree you want,
You don’t start to live after you have achieved something,
Life doesn’t begin when your earning x amount, or look a certain way or have some letters after your name
Life happens daily, before during and after you get those things
Life can be awesome, but your missing it because you think it starts once you retire…
Walk on road, hm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later…get squish just like grape.
Or as Yoda says, Do or do not there is no try
It doesn’t matter what we do in life, we just need to commit to it
I’ll try, or I’ll guess I’ll give it ago, yeah maybe… whatever it is that your not fully committed to isn’t worth attempting as it’s just a waste of precious time
I’ll try and quit smoking, I’ll give that diet ago,
You already know after a couple of meals your not going to stick at it
This is true for everything in life, left or right, just make a decision and get out of the road
Bad chapters can still create great stories
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.
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.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
No one is responsible for your happiness,
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.