You can actively cultivate luck.
Prepare and seize the opportunities within your reach.
As wild as it may seem, luck, good fortune, whatever you may call it is certainly an attainable and tune-able skill. Just as any physical activity is something that can be trained in , luck itself can be honed in upon over time and with deliberate practice. Although some may mention that their natural state is unlucky, one could argue the same for said physical tasks. As an infant , one is not born into this world being able to run the 100 meter in any capacity.
1. Understand what it is that you wish to attain.
2. Understand with your entire being that many things move and take place far outside of your radar.
3. Understand that your awareness shapes your vision. If you are told to think of a Yellow car, day in and day out for a week, the odds of you catching onto them when out and about raises significantly. It's not that there were none of them around you before, it's that by being brought to the forefront of your awareness you are now able to seize the opportunity of seeing them.
4. Try. You must try. Shoot your shot. If you never try, you'll never attain anything. You will miss very often but your hit rate will also go up. Most of the lucky breaks that I caught were due to simply trying more than most. Many of the things that you desire are one Ask away, one Reach beyond where you currently sit.
Go out and act upon this world.
All cycles must be completed. Energy flows and although matter is not destroyed , it remains in motion. We may very well chase eternity, though until now , the means by which we achieve it are unknown. Even still our pursuits are endless, and the attempt to become more than human remains a most human pursuit.
Cherish every second. We know this gift of life through contrast.
Take hold of your present and in turn your future. The fire necessary to create and grasp our fate lies within us all. Ambition dampened is often due to a lack of raw belief. Understand that your destiny is woven by thoughts. Make it ritual to stoke the flames of your ambition. Daily, weekly , monthly and yearly, you must be relentless, for no other can craft your story.
A code spoken among a group is relative. Universal frames of morality are for the most part inconsistent across humanity. There are core values that do thread among the masses, though situations and context dictate how these lines are drawn and redrawn throughout time.
All serves self preservation.
Tools are simply tools. It’s the wielder that decides their fate. Our technology is simply a means for us to modify and use systems and principles of the material world around us. What we once thought to be magic or impossible becomes commonplace. Reality is constant but our rational bounds are constantly being expanded.
Our tools often serve our basic drives. Survival being the primary. As we move through time this inevitably leans against our societal moral framework. In pursuit of longevity, the means that we come to use will change, and with that , what we know and accept as palatable will also change further.
We operate from within our own heads. Our systems are built up through our experiences, our physicality and our chemistry. What you deem normal may not be normal. That is neither a good or bad thing. It is simply a thing to understand. Know that you must build systems to function in a world with other people, and you also need to build systems and routines that will foster your growth, and nurture the specific framework that you operate in. Mental health is as physical health. Train and maintain yourself. If you have one shot at this or many , health and longevity is key. It’s a marathon and a sprint at the same time. Move sharp and quickly on the day to day, but know that you must look to the future and set a pace to your actions to ensure a desirable result.
Expectations and patterns are everywhere. Understand that most people do not achieve what they set out to do. The societal norms may or may not be to your benefit. Carefully study them and hold them against your own core values. Question if obligation is programmed into you, and if you see fit, move past them. Understand where you really want to be, and who you want to grow into, and then ask yourself why. After this is made clear, take the necessary steps to become that which you seek. It doesn’t matter what others around you are doing, as long as you know that you can not be influenced in ways to your detriment. Stay cautious. Stay free. Stay creative.
The family that you stay with is not always the group that you were born into. People grow and change, and many don’t. Understanding that it’s a dynamic balance between many creates a much clearer picture. You’re not obligated to be close with anyone. Don’t force it. Understand all involved as best you can, and let go of anything resembling resentment. The aim is to heal and grow. Understand reality, and understand the ideals and projections that we are awash in on the day to day. Family can most certainly be found, though it’s done through speaking and living honestly. The balancing elements will naturally sit around you, though it also takes a measure of discipline to hold onto that authenticity.
Forever and ever. Someone asked me where the love songs went. I told her, they've changed. Love is wanting the best for someone even if the message has to hurt them. Even if it has to shake them up, make them break routine, and face their fears. Love isn’t easy, but it’s not flashy. Many are incapable of letting actual love take hold. It’s masked in ritual, in displays but seldom takes on the core issues that the parties involved need to grow. This ties into self awareness. Not just simply in what one wants, or in what one wants to see, but in what the truth is, beyond any individuals’ intent. Embody love, the hard way.
At times you’ll face situations that don’t really have a clear win. All things come with multiple sides. Good or bad are sometimes grey. All of this comes down to the points of view for those involved. In those times all that you can simply do is your best, with the information that you have up until that point in time. Trust that, and move forward with as much confidence as you can muster. Some days, there are just tough decisions that must be made. They will change you , and may make you stronger if you seek the lessons that they bring.
Your potential is limitless. Often though many take these words as shackles. It’s more about a decision to do what you choose, than living up to what other people expect of you. Understand that you’re already a genius. You’re a living breathing supercomputer, with access to a massive network of information. You can build a road to anything that you want to accomplish. It takes time, but the potential is latent in you. Decide what you want and trust that you are everything that you need to get there. Skills will come with time, but you already are everything that you need.
Friendship is not simply a mirror. It’s more of a balance. Pairings and groups are often archetypal, as humans rely on each other to advance in this world. The challenge lies in finding out which bonds can help us and which bonds will hurt. A few simple steps to make this process easier.
Test the waters. Be patient with people. Don’t jump in head first. All actions are done with a why in mind. Try to find out their why. At times it may simply be that they enjoy doing something. Other times it may be that someone has ulterior motives. Be cautious but remain open.
It’s often hard for us to truly accept and understand our own self worth. We’re born whole, and open. Receptive to everything around us , we soak in information like a sponge. We can adapt and learn anything. Languages, diction, physical abilities. All of these are adopted as simply being natural. It’s like magic really. In our formative years , for many this comes the start of something not so easy to swallow. Our self worth is eroded. Not in its entirety, and not directly, but it’s put to us in the form of limits and doubt. Most times it's a reflection of those around us, putting their own built up doubt upon us. It’s easy to limit another from something that we fear. Some adopt it under the guise of safety but in truth it has little merit in the stories that we have yet to write. Our paths are virtually limitless, and the realm of current societal understanding has only gone so far. Much more is to be done. So in that, take great stock in yourself. Understand that self worth is essential. You’re complete, and you’re becoming more and more each day. Build yourself into the ideal that you seek. You will have nothing to regret once your cycle comes to an end.
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