Get up & Get out
There are so many things we say we want to do. We want to... learn how to dance. We want to... talk to that girl over there. We want to... go to Italy. We want to... ask our boss for a raise. But we put it off, and we make excuses. We say things like, "I just don't have the time right now." Or "I don't think my boss will say yes." Or even, "I'm scared of getting rejected." These are our excuses. These are the barriers WE put up on ourselves. These are the things we do to STOP ourselves from doing what we really want to do.
I'm big into pushing yourself to do things today and now. Not... maybe next week, or in another year. Okay, yes, maybe laziness may get the best of us every once in a while. But how many years have you dreamed about taking that trip to wherever the hell you want to go? Why are you dreaming, and not living? Do what you want to do! Set the goal, make the time, earn whatever you need to earn, plan the stupid trip, and just go!
This may be a harsh entry to a page, but that's okay. That's what this is all about. We hold ourselves back from all the things we want to do. But that's exactly it. We want to blame everyone else for our problems, and for not being able to accomplish things that we want. In the end, we have to take responsibility for our own unhappiness. WE control our OWN emotions. We control how we react to how we feel. And only WE stop OURSELVES from doing what we want to do.
The worst your boss can say is no. The worst that girl across the bar can say is no. The worst that happens for your vacation is you get called into emergency work. Okay, and crap happens. So do it anyway, because it isn't the worst that is always going to happen. And if it does, it's not the end of the world!
So live today, live now. Don't wait until retirement. Don't wait until you think you have time (you will NEVER have the time if you do that). Don't set excuses. Don't walk in the same spot in mindless circles for days, years, decades on end. Do what YOU want to DO despite what onlookers may think. Despite your doubts.
The WORLD is YOURS! So do whatever the hell you want with it.
"It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you if you allow it."