Dying to LiveWritten by Cebo Campbell on July 28th • No Comments »
So, the other day I had a simple thought, “If you no longer have a desire to go out on a limb, quit your job and go find a tree.” That thought has been vibrating in my head so much lately. I think we all have a belief, at some point in our lives, that we will create, do, or accomplish something that will change the world–that we well put our dent into the universe. Somewhere that desire to do something novel gets lost. We wake up, go to work, keep our heads down, collect a paycheck and do it all over again. The desire is hidden in that rat-race shuffle, paled to process such that a once radiant thing is hardly more than an annoyance; one is so strong that we snicker and condemn those whose desires still burn, “You’ll never be able to do that,” we say, “It’s impossible,” we declare, “You’re wasting your time.”
The truth is, we only live once. If you have ever had a desire to do something, do it. Today. Everything else is an excuse. Your obligations should not keep you from your dream, but inspire it–drive it into fruition. And don’t confuse making millions with accomplishing your opus. These things are monumentally different. Do something because you want it. It will not be easy, but neither was The Creation of Adam or The Republic, works that simply by being have changed the world and will be marveled through all time. What sparkles of genius forged them into reality, sparkle within you as well. What separates you, me and Plato is fearlessness; pushing through the BS and realizing you can do anything you want if you want it enough. Never, ever let anyone tell you what you cannot do. Go big.
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ” -Thoreau.
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