I don’t have a lot of answers. But I do have a few.
Life is too short a game to stick with things you hate.
Anything that takes your peace away is not healthy for you long-term.
Sure, there’s risk in change.
But all things worth anything require risk.
Life is risk. Love is risk. Hate is risk. Health is risk.
Winning is risk. Losing is risk.
Just releasing your voice upon the ether is risk.
ART IS RISK.
You can do everything right and lose every thing.
But in risking everything, you actually risk nothing.
Because you can’t opt out.
RISK is in every breath already.
It’s what makes life – LIFE.
Regardless of what you choose to do,
one of two things will happen.
You will take the next breath, or you won’t.
There’s freedom in that fact.
Might as well see what this game can look like.
And therein lies the key.
So ok, you can’t quit that job you hate today.
Or drop that class. Or move your family.
But you can craft a plan and set things in motion to move in a direction you want.
What does that take?
How would you get more data to look at those ideas more closely?
What doors would need to open?
How do you find those doors?
Who are the people associated with those doors and where do you meet them?
Work the problem backwards and find yourself some steps to start with.
If nothing else, life won’t be boring if you pursue this exercise in free will.
And know this.
YOU are the most powerful thing in your entire universe.
Nothing is more powerful than you. Save God, but he gives you free will.
So be your own creator.
Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, doesn’t matter.
Grab the handles of that motorcycle and drive that engine where you want to go.
Whatever you do – DON’T make a plan based on what you think the world wants.
What would you like to do? What does quality of life mean to you?
What would you like written on your gravestone?
Start with that.
But don’t wait around. Death is certain for us all.
I’m no one special, but I hope this helps.
Resolve to trust yourself a little more tomorrow than you do right now.
You won’t regret it.
“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
– Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book
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