Fuck the haters, right?
That’s not a bad attitude to have, necessarily. There are plenty of people in life — family, friends, and strangers — who will tell you that you can’t or shouldn’t do something. Don’t fall prey to their negativity. For reasons why, please refer back to my post, ‘CHASE YOUR FUCKING DREAMS’.
Pride is a complicated thing. As a dreamer, pride can be what keeps you afloat in tough times, but, left unchecked, can also be what sinks you.
Here’s an extended personal example. Continue reading
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I had to get this off my chest today. I keep hearing people complain that they are failures, and that they won’t ever achieve their goals, speaking as if the universe itself conspires against them.
You have to believe in your inevitable success.
That’s not to say that you can simply laze around and eventually become an accomplished writer, entrepreneur, lawyer, etc., but assuming you actually go about doing everything you need to do, then there is nothing holding you back from success in the field of your choosing.
There are two reasons why you might disagree.
1) You think that you lack talent; that there is something innately lesser about the core of your being such that even hard work, persistence, and good practice, consistently summoned over the course of years, will not lead to success.
2) You think that life is a game of chance, and that nobody can predict how the dice will roll.
Now here’s two reasons why that’s bullshit. Continue reading
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