Perfect helpless clarity


When I was 16 I did a bungee jump. I’m terrified of heights so I’m surprised I was actually able to do it. My body locked up when I got close to the edge, but I managed to inch up to it, spread my arms wide and hesitantly jump/fall off.

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Imagine being in total harmony with yourself. Your conscious and subconscious completely in alignment with each other. Your body and mind firing on all cylinders. Your actions perfectly in line with your values. The best version of yourself.

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Needs improvement


When you see something that’s bad and needs to be improved, you might be right. Then again, you might be wrong. Maybe it’s fine the way it is.

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Out of nowhere


When it finally comes, success might come for you out of nowhere. It might be the angle you least expected. Keep your eyes open, keep your options open and keep learning. You never know.

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Stay flexible


Don’t define yourself too strongly. Remember how different you are from how you were just a few years ago? You can change nearly anything about yourself, if you’re willing to work at it. You don’t have to be anything you don’t want to be, and that includes what you currently are.

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Sometimes growth means learning to take the things which have helped you in the past, which have gone past their usefulness, and let them go.

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Obviously crazy


When I was at university, some friends were having a conversation about how there were no climbing gyms in town. “We should start one,” one guy said.

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The things you say matter. The fact that other people might not understand doesn’t make your words matter less. It makes them matter more.

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