Go the way of least resistance in life.
Don’t ask questions about why things are the way they are — just accept it.
When people challenge your dreams and say something can’t be done — or ask who are you to think you can do something others tried but failed at — listen to them and prove them right.
Live a boring life instead of an interesting one. Attribute blame to everybody else as to why it didn’t work out for you.
That burning feeling inside you that you need to just “go for it” — ignore that.
Do what everybody else is doing.
Maintain the status quo.
You don’t want to reach for something or take risks, after all, you just might fail. Remove that possibility altogether.
Oh, and one more thing.
Do the opposite of everything I just said. You won’t regret it.
I’ve noticed the people who pour water on your fire are usually underachievers who are only doing it because they missed out or are missing out on their own dreams and it would bug them to watch you not make the same mistakes they did or are making.
Misery loves company, so hang around people who may not think your vision is possible but will encourage you to go for it anyway.
And if you still haven’t gone for it and written that book or started that business, or gone to the gym, it’s nobody else’s fault but your own. We all have the same 24 hours in a day to work with. We all have God-given potential. We all have our own challenges and distractions.
If you want to do it, you will.
Nobody else is stopping you but you.
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