This is you , now .
I've been planning to write this post for quite a while but it never seemed to be the right time . I keep having this quote in my mind " It's the oldest story in the world . One day you're 17 and planning for someday , and then quietly , without you ever really noticing , someday is today , and that someday is yesterday , and this is your life " ( One Tree Hill ) . The truth is that we spend our entire life making plans and waiting to grow up . We are 6 years old , we want to be 10 . We are 10 , we want to be 13 . We are 13 , we want to be 16 . We are 16 , we want to be 18 . We are 18 , we want to be 21 . We are 21 , we want to be 24 . And so on . After a certain age we realise we spent too much time wanting instead of reaching . My beloved teenager , do you think you're 16 and you still have time to decide what to do with your life ? It's already too late . Don't go directly after big things . Dream big , but follow every step to make it happen . Don't expect to reach something without working hard to get it . Do you remember when you were 6 and wanted to be an astronaut ? When did you stop wanting big things ? When did you start to settle with less ?
John Lennon said , ' life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans ' . Sometimes I think that everything is already planned , that we have no control of our lives . Then I realise how stupid that sounds, because it all depends on us . I do believe that everything happens for a reason , though . It's Karma .
These days I noticed how people keep saying ' Be yourself ! ' . How am I supposed to be myself when I barely know who I am ? Well , my beloved , people will always have expectations from you . It depends on you if you care enough to be their .. puppet . From my experience , I'd say that when people tell you to 'be yourself' what they actually mean is 'be the way I want you to be' or 'live your life according to the society's criterias ' .
My advice is to follow your dreams , once you figure them out . Act naturally . And try to figure out what you want to do with your life as fast as you can . Because like I said , it's already too late . Stop wasting time .
So , beloved teenager , I know you're suffering . I know that when you start crying , you can't stop . I know that people expect from you more than you can give . I know you want to break free . I know you want to be independent . I know you don't want to go to school anymore . I know you think you're not good enough . I know you want to reach the top of the world . I've been there . Sometimes , I still am there . The most important thing is to move on . You are not the only one . Open your eyes to opportunities .
"This time he's gonna wear an iron suit
This time she's gonna fix her heart , make it bulletproof
He says he's gonna take a bite from the forbidden fruit , she says never, never bite more that you can chew
This time she's gonna get real , love the skin she's in
He says a winner never quits , quiters never win
She says this time she's built to face anything
This time he's gonna step up who he is ,
This time she's gonna live to work , she's not working to live"
This is you , ten years from now .
I forgot to mention , you won't probably succeed from the first time . Keep trying . A winner never quits , quiters never win .
so , what is YOUR dream ?