"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
I've always loved this quote by the late Steve Jobs. For me it really stands for those who want to follow their dreams regardless of what others have to say and think about it. Lately I feel like I'm the only one with any dreams. My friends seem to be content in the way that their life is have no aspirations to make it any better and it really upsets me. I can tell they want more, but they have no drive to after their dreams and I know they are capable of achieving whatever they set their mind to. In fact we all are if we really want it. The effort you put into something all depends on how bad you really want it.
Sometimes I don't feel like writing these, but I know what I want and I'm willing to go through whatever I have to and achieve my goals. Even by me creating this I've heard things like "That's dumb, why are you even doing that?" or "You can't make a profession out of that. Find a real job." Sometimes I wonder what is actually criticism or jealousy.
Jealousy at is such an ugly trait. But we all get jealous. Whether we think somebody is flirting with our significant other or somebody has something luxurious that we desire. I notice it tears apart nearly everything it touches. I place it in the same category as alcohol. I've seen too many lives destroyed, because of drinking and I desire no part of that lifestyle.
I normally try to keep my life to myself. I find that problems aren't created when you have the whole world in your business. I wish more people realized this. I wish people realized a lot more than they do. In a world full of people that are awake I feel like the only one dreaming. I just have to keep moving forward regardless of what others say. People want to bring you down because they don't want to see you happier than they are. They want to see you fail. As cruel as that sounds I feel like by watching somebody fail you feel better about yourself in a way. It gives you an ego boost despite not even doing anything. So next time you look in the mirror remember that success is a hard road and people are going to want to tear you down, but be the one to rise despite the noise under you.