Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Remember When You Want To Quit

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Current situation: Sitting on the comfy couch in the uni cafe while reading few last chapters of Project Management (yay ?) Everyone is super busy with the upcoming exam and well I can see bunch of uni kids sitting together and do discussion - missing my good old days in Uniten. Can't wait! 

"There's a divergence between where you start, where you are now, and where you want to be. That's what we call 'the hustle'. --- Anonymous

Negligently, you probably think you're willing to hustle and do whatever required, but do you know what that quest truly entails? Who doesn't want to be successful and happy - acquire a praise worthy job, financial freedom and something as plain as simple as killer body - a healthy lifestyle? I sure most of us will say "Yassss!" (to all of it), but what we really need to be asking ourselves is:

What are you willing to give up to get there?

It's inconceivably hard for anyone to get to where they want to be especially when hard work alone isn't always enough. Time isn't always opportune, the tide often rises against us, and the people who matter won't always open that door, but that's why it's your responsibility to figure it out for yourself and carve your own path. This is the glory of chasing your dreams :) 

Are you willing to put in 100 hours a week? Obtain 4 hours or even less of a good night's sleep? Have almost empty pockets and possibly even no money at all for whatever time demands? Give up the luxury of potato-couching? If it were easy, we'd all be successful and happy. those good days. 

So, the next time you want to quit, remember:

Struggling is a part of the process as long as you're willing to struggle. Don't give up what you want most for something you want now. You're allowed to take abrupt lefts and rights and above all, make mistakes. You can slow down and even come to a complete stop - no one is watching your every step the way and even if they were, they wouldn't care if they mattered. No one ever has everything together; sometimes we fall apart so we can fall back together. Nothing alasts forever - the pain, the happiness, the ecstasy, the misery, it's in constant fluctuation so enjoy it while you can (all of it, even the bads...)

And when you think there's nothing left to give and no reason to try, you absoultely have 10 % more.

Don't give up :)

p/s: Eventually trying hard not to give up reading my notes for today. Ugh.


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