There is no person in the world who is made to handle every punch that’s thrown at them. We aren’t made that way. In fact, we’re made to get mad, upset, sad, be hurt, stumble and fall. We aren’t suppose to be able to handle everything. But that’s what makes us stronger in the end, by learning from the things that hurt us the most.
That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.
Dream your dreams with your eyes closed, but live your dreams with your eyes open.
It doesn’t matter how smart you are or aren’t. You need to make up in hard work what you lack in experience, skill, intelligence, or innate ability. If your competition is smarter, more talented, or experienced, you just need to work three or four time as hard. You can still beat them. Miss free throws at the game? Do one thousand free throws every day for a month. Not good at dribbling with your left hand? Tie your right hand behind your back and dribble three hours a day. Behind in your mouth? Hunker down, hire a tutor, and work like hell all summer until you get it. No excuses. If you aren’t good at something, work harder and work smarter.
Somehow, we are strangers with memories.
Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just … start.
If you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your start, you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.
That feeling when you don’t need to be scared anymore coz you know that she’s gonna stay no matter what 😘
If nothing else, one day you can look someone straight in the eyes and say
“But I lived through it. And it made me who I am today.”