Watch The Throne. [January 17th, 2011]
You owe it to yourself to live an extraordinary life. At nights, your eyelids flutter open like curtains in a hotel room. You’re there, but no one is home. There’s a view of all the things you were meant to have laying before you. Behind the glass and beyond your reach. On any given Monday morning, you will sit at your desk as the fire in your belly threatens to engulf you. An all consuming ambition. To be someone and somewhere else. Anywhere. As long as its bigger. As long as you are better. As long as you are someone that everyone else wants to be. You will watch the clock. And you will wait for anything to happen.
So you build your new life the way that unseen hands built the pyramids. Piece-by-precarious-domino-piece. Waiting for the day that your future cascades triumphantly before you. Waiting for your window to open. Threatening to kick the door-in. There are those who doubt you. You might even be one of them. That’s fine, I suppose. There are worse fates in life. After all, you could be perpetually ignored by history and everyone who isn’t your mother. And No. We can’t have that, now can we?
It pretty much comes down to this: We tell 100 lies a day. Most of them before noon. and 99 of them to ourselves. If you insist on acknowledging one truth in life, realize that you will never be who you were meant to be if you just wait for it to happen. You owe it to yourself to live an extraordinary life. Define that as you must, but let that be the one promise that you never break. Do more than watch the throne. Walk towards it. Seize the crown from the aged & heavy head it rests upon. Turn the page on the old you, and write what you’ve always known has been written for you. Because. No one else will do it for you.
Editor’s note: Funny story about that case…So I opened up the box and realized it was a way waaay yellow-er than I’d been expecting. Yeah, it’s a bit much. But hey, we’re all entitled to go H.A.M every now and then (or every day, if you’re me).