Quiet Riot

I'm in one of those moments in life where I'm in a bit of a funk. I'm having a crisis of purpose, I suppose. Maybe it has to do with recently turning 30, or the running injury that fucked my plan for this year, or maybe it's stress and restlessness from work, or maybe it's all of these things combined with the fact that I'M 30 AND NOT IN MY 20'S ANYMORE AND GETTING OLDER AND WILL SOMEDAY DIE.

I don't seek therapy, I don't take pills. Instead, I run, I think, I cry, I roll up in a ball and hide under the covers until I have the courage to come out of my cocoon a stronger, happier person. I have never been a shouter, an intimidator, a confronter but I do think I'm a fighter, in my own way. This is just how I choose to fight my battles.

Times like this always turn me introspective. What have I done, or not done, to get myself in this situation? What can do to make things better? While it might sound corny, I find inspiration from history and successful people. After all, these fools have been through some shit.

Here are a few quotes that really resonate with me right now:

This is metaphorical AND literal advice for me.

Go after your own dream, or you'll be recruited to help someone go after theirs. 

Prioritize your happiness.

Whether we realize it or not, we teach people how to treat us. Perhaps I should try teaching people to treat me like a Tunisian Shaman.

This is my antidote for the old Hollywood adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know." I don't know anyone, so I might as well try courage.

I've been waiting 30 years to feel ready.

If this is true, I must be able to see a ton of motherfucking stars. 

Perfection is boring, just look at Jessica Alba.

Right now I feel like a fish that finally figured out how to climb the tree, got stuck & needed someone to call the fire department.

Conan said this on his final broadcast of the short-lived Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. It reminds me that at the end of the day, all we have is our own character and work ethic. In this city, it's easy to be cynical but I genuinely believe this to be true. Or at least I hope it's true, because it's the only kind of world I want to live in.

Are you a self-helper too?

What are your fave inspirational quotes?

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The Huz said...

This post should really be read in an airport at 6am on a Sunday, aka my darkest hour.

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