BLOG: Wake The F**K UP!

I struggled writing this.

I struggled more than usual because I feel, and I fear, that no amount of eloquence could possibly convey the depth, breadth, and import of the message I wish to express.

But, in the spirit of what Seyopa and Seizing Your Passion is about, I will nonetheless do the best I can with what I have right now, with the intention and hope that it will touch you, affect you, or make some impression upon you – even if in the smallest way.

I say this to you just as I say it to myself, and I say it with nothing but love. Truly.

WAKE THE F**K UP!! 

[How’s that for eloquence? :-)].

Look, it’s simple. Life is short. Life is precious. We only get one go at it. And, none of us have any guarantee that it won’t end tomorrow. Period.

Knowing that, recognizing it, and truly appreciating what that means – how could you possibly not want to be fully awake?

How could you possibly not want to live your life to the fullest and really make it count?!

How could you possibly not want to maximize your potential, live out your dreams (not someone else’s), be true to yourself, be the best you, love what you do, do what you love, be who you love, and put in the maximum possible amount of time, energy, focus, attention, and intention into loving and honoring yourself and the people in your life that matter the most?!

Even when it’s hard. Even when it’s painful. Even when it’s not instant. Even when “surrendering” is actually the most courageous thing you can do because you’re finally listening to your infinitely wise, truest, and deepest most inner voice shouting out its whisper against all the noise.

And yet, we do.

We fall asleep. We forget. We take for granted. We give up. We get consumed and distracted by bullshit, by self-doubt and insecurities and fears, by bullies and people who make us feel small so that they can feel big, by status symbols, by others’ opinions, and by self-medicating, precious-time-snatching, ego-boosting, and disingenuous, surface-level, short-term “gains”.

Let’s not.

Let’s wake up – as awake and aware and alive as we can possibly be.

As awake and aware and alive as the miracle of our life demands and deserves.

Our life and time here is so very precious and short lived – let’s remember to live it as fully, authentically, courageously, and meaningfully as we possibly can!

Let’s remember to play for the long-term. Let’s remember to love and live and give and grow and create and change and learn and contribute and impact and build and evolve as passionately, truthfully, and whole-heartedly as we possibly can.

Let’s remember to wake the f**k up!

Because you can’t change what you don’t understand. And you can’t understand what you’re not aware of. But if you refuse to wake up, then you’ll never become aware. And then how can you possibly ever expect to live the life you were meant to live?!

But, know this –  once you wake up, you can’t ever go back. You can’t un-see what you see. You won’t ever be able to go back to sleep.

Nor will you ever want to again….

As always – Do more of what you love and be more of who you love!

Continue to realize your dreams and become your best self. (Because as Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.“). 

#SeizeYourPassion!

P.S. If my words don’t resonate with you in some way, and certainly if they do, then please read the words left by this dying 24-year-old, whose reddit thread went viral. May his story serve as an inspirational wake-up call to us all!

Our life and time here is so very precious and short lived – let’s remember to live it as fully, authentically, courageously, and meaningfully as we possibly can!

Read his story here. 

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