So many people die with regrets. So many people go through their lives letting their dreams die inside of them.
They let their dreams die because they are afraid.
Afraid of what others may think. Afraid of failure. Afraid to take a chance.
There are so many people that when lying on their death beds say that they wish they could have done things differently. That they had the courage to do more.
And that’s sad.
Because those people will never get to take the chances they wish they had. They will never get another shot to let the magic out that’s inside of them. They can never take that trip they wish they had. Or start the business they always wanted to. Or compete in that fitness competition, earn a black belt in Jiu Jitsu, compete in that boxing tournament etc.
These are a few of the things that die inside of great people that could have been shown to the world. But they never took that one chance.
So many people are unhappy with their relationships, jobs, financial situations but never do anything about it but complain. And all that leads to is depression, unhappiness and an unsatisfying life.
But here’s the good news. You are in the driver’s seat. You have the power within you to change it all.
You hate where you live? Move. You’re not happy in your relationship? Move on. You hate your job? Quit.
It’s all up to you. And if any of this applies to you, then ask yourself why aren’t you doing anything about it? Why aren’t you taking chances? What are you afraid of? What will make you happy?
If you don’t take the time to think about these things you will go through life like a zombie like most people. Not striving for greatness. Not striving to be the best version of you.
And that fucking sucks.
Because greatness lies within all of us. But only a rare few are willing to take the necessary risks that will take us to where we want to be.
I titled this post after a quote I read by a famous philosopher.
“Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once.”
Find the courage inside of you to really go after what you want in life, don’t let those dreams die inside of you.
If you want to be happy, truly happy, then you can’t let fear dictate your life. Don’t let other people’s opinions control your thoughts.
This is your life, and you got one shot at it. So why not live it the way YOU want?
Only you can answer that question.
Only you should dictate your life.
So get out there and fucking LIVE!