If you don’t have the confidence to run the time, you won’t.
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.
Coming down that back stretch, I remembered this quote that goes ‘come on kid, this is your dream.’ I was just thinking about that at the end.
I think it’s so cool and admirable to go with your passions and not worry about money so much. We have everything so backwards, man.
Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.
High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness.
I want to be successful for myself
I want to be successful for my family
but most of all, I want to be successful for those motherfuckers that thought less of me.
The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you are now and who you want to be.