Warning – I am passionate, I will swear – they are just words, grow up.
If you are reading this and can say you are honestly content, please leave, this isn’t for you.
Right now they are gone let’s get a few things straight. Content – the most god awful word I have come across, it tells me two things; 1 – You don’t dream big enough, 2 – You lack drive.
Be the person striving for more, pushing yourself till it hurts, finding the limits you’ve set yourself and breaking them down.
I decided who I was going to be, I even went as far as to make a plan, a plan I have fought for, suffered for, that sure as shit was never going to be easy and I am god damn happy that it wasn’t, a plan that does not have an end and has requirements where failure or becoming ‘content’ will take everything from me.
I sit here looking at a sheet of paper, a sheet that in essence says ‘step 4 – Tick’. I don’t take more pride than that in it, it is the sum of three years and hundreds of hours, but to me it is just another bullet point. So was the £450 qualification handled in two weeks, or the few thousand hours of training and studying, even the accredited masters that requires a bank loan.
We all have something we want out of life, but we look at the road it takes to get there and shudder, the idea of sacrifice or hardship terrifies us, and so content seems like a suitable plan B. Let me say something that will get a scorn expression from many – fuck content, fuck your fear. I have had my own hell and hardships, there are moments that I would give anything to fix or get rid of from memory, but my goal, my dream requires so much god damn more. State your dream, wait no, let’s really do this –
Right now, say your dream, in 5 words or less – Might be a job/place/mood/ anything.
Next, state the minimum of what it’ll take to get there – cost/ hours/ ears/ qualifications
Now, and take this part seriously, are you brave enough? Could you take that on and accept the struggle that entails? Let us be very serious, if you look at it now, before even the first damn step in that direction and can’t say with certainty you are willing, when those moments come around that bring you to tears, that keep you awake at night, that lose you friends, to accept that this is all part of the plan, then don’t even start, and get really fucking familiar with – content.
Oh and if I need validation –
– Every damn friend I lost
– The hundreds of hours needed just to change appearance
– The tens of thousands of pounds for my qualifications
– The utter failure come competition day
– The loneliness for 3 years
– The laughter and judging
– The five years of work to just get my foot in the door
– The agony every fucking day
– The scars, history to overcome
and the rest of it that frankly if you need to hear, you were never going to be convinced anyway.
Be brave because in reality, if you aren’t living for those dreams, what is the damn point?
Aspire to Inspire.