The to-do list is endless…
But time isn’t
There is so much that we want to do in the short time we have.
Yet we spend most of it working, on our devices and when it comes to doing some if the to dos other than work,
We dont feel like doing them.
So we browse the tv or the social media
To take our mind off the fact that we have so much to do at work the next day,
But with each day we add to our lives we’re also subtracting from it too
So the more we put off doing something that would lift our spirits the less time have to enjoy them if we eventually got round to them.
Time isn’t endless so you might as well do something you might enjoy once in a while rather than put it off.
You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you.James Baldwin
Everyone has a perception of who you are or who they want you to be,
They may tell you that you can’t do something, that you shouldn’t do something, that you’re not right for this or that
Because their version of you, you can’t.
And battling with other peoples perceptions can be draining.
But just because they don’t agree with what you are or want to do because it doesn’t fit their idea of you
Doesn’t mean you should not do it,
After all their perception of you is their problem.
Who you are
They can deal with it or not, either way not your problem.
Comparison is a form of suffering.
They say the grass is always greener on the other side,
That’s probably because whilst you’re staring at their grass, they are tending to theirs whilst yours is just left to die.
Comparison is unnecessary. You don’t know how long someone has been working to get where they are, whether that’s their body, business, pokemon collection…
I’ve noticed that the ones who are normally doing the comparisons are the ones just starting out.
Focus on you, tend your own garden in time you won’t need to compare with others.
You’ll have the greenest grass, but not if you’re looking at everyone else’s
Just show up
Every day and put the work in,
It doesn’t matter how bad it is, commits to it daily,
hundreds, thousands of bad pages, bad reps, bad drawings
Keep going, because the more bad work we do, the closer we get to producing something good,
Out of bad, we can create good, but out of nothing remains nothing
We are not the universe we are not going to create everything from one big bang’s worth of hard work,
We need to show up.
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