Why are people afraid of the dark? Why are people afraid of the light? In death? This is how the contrast of life, black and white, good and bad relate to each other and our own individual ideologies of success. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ve figured out by now that I love quotes. Here’s one to start me off…
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. I’m here, I know I’m here, I’m going there and I know I am going to get there. I don’t know how I’m going to get there, but I’m going to get there.”originally from Earl Nightingale(1921-1989), later said by Bob Proctor(1934-present)
There are so many videos, podcasts and books out there for self-help resources, claiming to be the thing you need to change your life. They never tell you that for it to be successful you need to progressively work towards that goal, whatever you bought the book for, or watched the video for needs to keep you going until you get there. That is the success, putting the work in. You need to believe you’ll get there. Everything is up in the air, it’s all a big question mark (?) and that is okay as long as you know where you’re going. All these sayings,
“Keep your head up!”
“You can do it!”
“If you believe you can, you’re already more than halfway there!”
Do we ever listen to any of them? Is there such thing as trying? To me, there isn’t.
If life is so black and white, with this looming cloud of contrast above us, it is only what we do and what we don’t do in life. The gray area can be considered trying, although it is in deciding if we do or if we don’t. This decision between the big bad and the greater good. That’s all we’ve ever been taught in Western society, there’s only two sides and you’re on one of them whether you like it or not here. That doesn’t make it true though, we have a choice, which leaves us with this gray area of the contrast. We can’t keep taking this gray area for granted, and start using the time we have alive to do things, or to not do them. Either way, we can’t stay in the same spot forever. If you read my last post Parents… and the holidays. you’d have a better idea of what I’m trying to get across here.
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