“You have to want to be happy. If you want to be miserable, then thats what you’ll be. You have to learn to appreciate all the wonderful things you have in your life. Even if its just the sun shining through your window. I have my moments too. And I feel so much better when I’m happier. I don’t like being crawled up in a dark hole wallowing in self-pity.”—
People not giving you the same respect that you give them. I always bite my tongue because we’re such great friends, but I’m over it now. What’s the point? Talk to me when you get your priorities straight.
Have you ever gotten so frustrated with someone that you just feel like you need to drop them out of your life? Someone who has brought you down so much and you don’t know what else to do. Recently I feel as though I have been faced with various different people who don’t know what to do with their lives. Or they are essentially stuck in the same position in life when they don’t even realize how much potential they have to be amazing. I just want to shake people sometimes and yell at them “LOOK AT THE WORLD. Look at everything you have to offer. Everything you could be in this life. You only get to live once.” It’s like some people just don’t even care. I often find myself shaking with frustration because I just want to help people find what they are passionate about.
Here’s how it should be. If you can’t figure out what to do with your life, well there are three steps you can take. 1) Find out what the hell you are passionate about. What lights that fire under your skin and makes you want to bolt out of bed in the morning, bursting with motivation and inspiration. 2) Figure out how to make these passions come to life. Make a list of things you want to do. Figure out how to MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY. 3) This is probably the most important rule. None of the previous suggestions exist unless you do this one. You have to take everything that you have compiled from #1 and #2 and GIVE IT LIFE. YOU have to light that fire. YOU have to figure out what that itching under your skin is.
I feel like I’ve sat by and watched so many of my friends just give up. They get frustrated because their friends or mentors aren’t “patient” enough for them. And instead of using this frustration to fuel a change, they let it bring them down. It turns into this sulk of “oh let’s all have a pity party for me because I don’t know what to do with myself”. And more often than not, that person WILL NOT accept any advice or help from those whom they are complaining to.
Seeing all of this frustration and hesitation to propel forward is only lighting a bigger fire within myself. It is so hard for me to see someone who I love so much and want to see succeed more than anything just give up because they are settling for whatever left them behind in the past. People have no idea how good they could have it if they would just try a little harder. Just push a little more and literally turn that frown upside down. Did you know, it is scientifically proven that when you smile, it releases chemicals into your brain that literally make you happier? Think about it: if you were just happy about one thing for once in your life, you could change so much. I have so much that I want to do in this world. I want to leave my mark. Make an impact. I would like to die knowing that someone in this world was happy because of something that I did for them. I don’t mean for all of this to sound like “me, me, me, this is all about me” but I just want someone to let me make them happy. Even I have so much potential with this life and I have so much that I want to give, I just need people to feel that same fire, that same passion, that makes them want to make a difference.