Thursday, March 8, 2012

get out of your own way

the only person standing between you and your goal is you.
today i had a LONG chat with my celebrity friend Andrea Lewis and she opened my eyes on how we get in our own way. i admire people who rarely think and just do. you can criticize all you want but at the end of the day that person is doing it while you and i are sitting here getting caught up in our own unproductive thoughts, running around in circles like a dang Schizophrenic. for the past 5 or so years i have torn myself between my talents. i can't choose nor would want to but here i am still trying to. i would never feel comfortable living the life of 1 title...just a photographer, just an actor, just a director, nor would i feel comfortable trying to chop off one of my hands but here i am trying to do just that. i guess when we get older we're told to settle down...get married, have kids, secure a steady job, stop living for you, live vicariously through our children and/or entertainment, settle for the common denominator, UGH! responsibility, growing up, love, family, society, or better yet, YOU, should never stop YOU from living, expressing, experiencing, dreaming, creating.
this mental torment is of course self inflicted and has gone on for long enough. you can live happily and freely through discipline, focus, optimism, confidence and all that other fun stuff.
GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY! CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS! THINK POSITIVELY, IN FACT THINK LESS, DO MORE, LIVE YOUR OWN UNIQUE AND CREATIVE LIFE!
i pray i do just that and finally kick my life into 3rd gear :)



4 comments:

Mohamed Mughal said...

I wish I could honestly tell you that it gets easier but I don't know that it does. That said, I certainly agree with your conclusion: get out of your own way!

Borough Baby said...

Just Do It.

*Tasha said...

I'm gonna start following your advice, "Think less, do more." Love it!!

maya said...

thanks for your comments gang! it better get easier Mohamed Mughal :)