One of the really good ones I clicked on recently is called Ten Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon. They were all good, but one of them really jumped out at me:
2. You will only ever live the life you create for yourself.
Your life is yours alone. Others can try to persuade you, but they can’t decide for you. They can walk with you, but not in your shoes. So make sure the path you decide to walk aligns with your own intuition and desires, and don’t be scared to switch paths or pave a new one when it makes sense.
Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t. Be productive and patient. And realize that patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in. This is your life, and it is made up entirely of your choices. May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.
And if life only teaches you one thing, let it be that taking a passionate leap is always worth it. Even if you have no idea where you’re going to land, be brave enough to step up to the edge of the unknown, and listen to your heart.
The life you create for yourself. This is something I've been thinking about daily for months. Months.
I love this line: It's always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don't. I feel like that really goes along with what I wrote about yesterday.
I'm in this bubble where I worry sometimes that I'll never be "happy" or that I'm chasing something that's not out there. But then I think - that's not it. I really think I'm after what #2 says. That a passionate leap is always worth it, even if you don't know where you're going to land. Even if I'm afraid that I'm chasing something that's not out there, or I'll never be "happy," or I'll keep running and running, I think the think I'm afraid of more is waking up when I'm 40 and wondering "what if?"
That TERRIFIES me. And terrifies trumps scared any day of the week.