Yeah that’s right; you heard me… I’m talking to you… I’m calling you out.
1 :: You Have Not Failed Enough
You are comfortable in your mediocrity; because you choose not to try. It is easier for you to talk about learning something new as opposed to actually learning it. You think everything is too hard or too complicated so you will just “sit this one out”, or maybe you’ll, “do-it-tomorrow”! You hate your job but won’t get a new one; because it is easier that way. Just remember, while you’re sitting around failing to try, someone else is out there trying to fail, learning new things and failing as fast as possible.
2 :: You Care What Others Think
You’re too desperate to fit in because you believe that being different is only cool if you’re different in the same way that other people are different. You are too afraid to embrace your true self for fear of how the world will see you. You think that because you judge others, this means that those people must, in-turn, be judging you.
Just remember, while you’re out spending your money on new outfits, new cars, overpriced meals or nights at the bar, others are investing.
3 :: You Think You Are Smarter Than You Are
I agree that you did what everyone else did; you studied what they studied and read what they read. You learned what you had to learn in order to pass their tests and you think that makes you smart.
Just remember, while you were away at college, others were being schooled by life itself; they have learnt about the world by living.
4 :: You Don’t Read
You only read when you are required to. You have concluded that history is boring and philosophy is stupid. You prefer to sit and watch the television or engage in social media; instead of exploring something new, instead of diving head first, into the brain of another man in an attempt to better understand the world. Remember that all the power in the world comes from the words of those that lived before us. Everything you desire is found in a multitude of words that are available to us now more abundantly than ever before.