Manage episode 282884453 series 2350732
As the kids say these days, I don't know who needs to hear this, but fuck all the isms and fuck all the ologies. Unless you're a complete sack of jello, of course. If you are a sack of jello, please at me because I need to know how you got offended by this.
There is exactly one ISM you need. Here's how it works. Say your last name. I'll wait.
Now add ISM to the end of it. There it is. Now you've named it, what the fuck do you do with it? Well, the straight answer to that is whatever the fuck you want, but let's drill down a bit. Again, excepting the jello--and what flavor are you anyway--you did survive up to this point with some core beliefs. You've got some right and wrong concept unless you're related to me directly, and I hope you've got some discipline and ethics, and maybe a goal or two. If you don't, maybe it's time to write that shit down.
See, it's my firm belief that most people know exactly who they are and what they need to do to be who they want to be. But they don't want to do the work, and hey, guilty as charged. I can be just as lazy and procrastinating, and problem avoiding as any three of you combined. Trust. But I also have the self-awareness to know where that leads.
It begs the question: What exactly are we afraid of? Well, I wish I knew. I can't decide if we're afraid of trying and failing or trying and succeeding. We are terrified of trying, that's for sure. So we read all manner of self-help books and attend scores of seminars and webinars, and listen to a plethora of gurus to tell us the thing we should already know. We have the ability to think for ourselves and control the path of our lives, and all we have to do is start DOING it. Unless you're a psychopath, you have an inner compass. You know which way North is. Stop listening to other people that think they know what's good for you, and YOU know what's good for you. You know what you believe, and you know what your values are, know what your priorities are, and know what you need to do. We--myself included--need to stop being a chickenshit and stop believing in something other than ourselves, NEEDING something outside of ourselves to get shit done. Cut the lines. Get your ass off the dock. Sail.