In the past, I’ve tried to bury my head in the sand, denying the need to acknowledge the burdens of life—eating right, paying attention to detail, using critical thinking, focusing on my objectives (being disciplined, in other words)—but it’s always come back to bite me in the ass.

But when I proactively venture forth and attempt to overcome hardship—when I willingly face it head-on—I experience a deep, primal sense of gratification.

And then I forget how difficult it was.  That’s when life becomes a game.

29 thoughts on “Musings

  1. Exactly what I am going through now. After a long time of no action about certain things, taking some initiative to actually do something. Acknowledging what I need to do rather than waiting for a change to happen on its own

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    • One can only presume to know the answer to that question. My presumption is that it doesn’t matter—we have all been given clues through life, anecdotes, parables, and universal themes. Following those clues allows us to enact deeply fulfilling patterns of behavior that have been described and acted out since our earliest days as a species. Ignoring them makes us go in the opposite direction.

      So long story short—follow the clues. It requires discipline and a brutal level of self-honesty, so easier said than done.


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