This Week Is Decision Week. Woo Who!
Note the genuine enthusiasm.
Around this time many people are finding everything speeding towards choices about what they’re going to be, who they want to be, and what they’re going to do. All while they attempt to wade through the massive amounts of bullshit and lies that years of jaded individuals have supplied them with. So now here you are standing on the apex of your life awaiting a breezy or a “Deus ex machina” (God from the machine. Look it up and learn something) to push you down to wherever you’re meant to be.That sounds like a wonderful notion, however, I have good news and bad news.
First let’s touch on the bad news. The “God in the machine” or divine intervention moment may not come the way you’re thinking. Life doesn’t always drop hints on which way you should go. Sure there may be a moment or situation that arises in it that guides to a place but don’t count on it. Accept the fact that sometimes you just have to blindly head in a direction and let the chips fall where they may. You may end up walking through glass or a field of flowers either way the path ahead of you is your own and no amount of preparation can hype you up. Open the door and get your ass out there. Who knows maybe the path you’re hesitating to get on is going to change everything and lead you exactly where you needed to be.
Okay. Now for the good news. If you do so happen to fuck up and fail it’s alright. I could offer loads of cliches and idioms about failure, but instead just think about this: failure is just another opportunity to try something new. It may not sound like such an appealing proposition at first but really think about it. Failing is painful and chaotic but from failure eventually comes success. Most times in life especially when it comes to creation they’re a lot of failures. Evolution for example is just a series of failings until something finally sticks and becomes the best most adaptable creature in the series. Thomas Edison and a bunch of other inventors have all failed and eventually created something that now we can’t even fathom being without. The only real failure is failing to continue once something doesn’t go the way you wanted. So yes you may fuck up and fall short, but as long as you don’t stay there wallowing in your own defeat there’s still a chance to get it right. Don’t quit!
Even as I’m writing this there’s a million things I wish I was better at. Hell I’m terrible at math. If failing at math equated to a monetary value let’s just say I’d be sitting pretty next to Warren Buffet and the ghost of Steve Jobs. Quitting was something I had to shake off. The urge to stop fighting and trying was super strong but I just couldn’t do it. Too much depended on my success and I couldn’t let it beat me. Here’s a secret. Come closer. Closer than that. NO ONE IS PERFECT! WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING WE’RE TERRIBLE AT!
Trust me on this one if you know anyone exempt from this universal truth then I’d suggest you call the authorities because that person isn’t human. Not everyone can be excellent at every single thing they encounter. I’m positive that behind closed doors some of the things you think others got easily there was actually a struggle. So again go bravely forward this week. Do something different and seek out the path ahead of you. It’s completely possible that you’ll fail and explode, but when the smoke clears there you’ll be ready looking up at your defeat asking “please sir more.” Grab life and hold on for all you’ve got. Who knows where you’ll end up.
Life is beautiful, don’t believe me? Ask someone who’s dying. Right now you may dislike it, but when it’s slipping away like the sand between your fingers you’re going to miss it. Don’t ever take a single moment for granted. As you read that sentence somewhere a person died. They drew their final breaths as you paused at the period. While you read they probably were flooded with moments they wished they’d embraced, and people they wished they could be with. A myriad of things flashed past them and was gone all as you paused. Don’t let your final moments be spent wondering what WOULD of happened. Decide on your path and hold to it till the end. Live a life so vibrant that even Death is forced marvel at your tenacity.
Remember it’s alright to fail it’s apart of the system, but quitting is just like shitting on all the people who got you there.
Go listen to some Radiohead (Airbag or Everything’s In It’s Right Place are good places to start) , eat an utterly amazing meal, and dust yourself off before starting the process again. Don’t shun the potential inside yourself just because obstacles being mean to you. Go do something about it.
-The High Times Of A Low-Life