Monday, August 14, 2017

Just Get Your A** Up

Sure, maybe it's easier for attractive people. Maybe it is easier for the pretty people to make money. So what?
That's not the only reason why people become successful.
I hate it when people say, "Well it's because you're pretty" or "Well it's easier for pretty people to be confident." We're all insecure. We all feel the pressure to be perfect. But I wouldn't attribute someone's success solely to their good looks.
Unless you're a Kardashian.

People don't usually become famous or rich or any sort of success unless they have a certain passion or determination, a spark that people recognize and therefore help that person up the ladder to success. Sure, there are those who are born with money and looks and maybe it's easier, but who ever really got anywhere near happy with an easy life? You appreciate things more if you've worked for it, and that's just plain true. Think about it. How good does it feel when you actually studied well and throughly for a test and get an A? Or when you get that paycheck after all those long hours at work? It's so satisfying because your heart knows you've earned it.
So, if you want something badly enough, you will get it. If you don't, then maybe you didn't want it enough. Maybe you didn't try enough. And don't let that put you down, it's not meant to put you down. I'm just telling you how it is: if you want it badly enough, you'll get it, becuase you'll be willing to go the distance.

Some people attribute fame and fortune to just dumb ol' luck. That's not always true. Unless you're E.L. James––seriously, how the hell did she get published with that god-awful writing? (It's not even the story that makes me really sick, it's the fact that it's full of vomit-inducing clich├ęs and so unoriginal yet still got published and continues to get more attention). Anyway, MOST do not just get lucky. Take any famous writer right now, I'll bet you they'll say they were turned down at least once at first. The point is that when they did finally get their manuscript accepted, it's because they didn't give up after rejection.

And that applies to life in general. People commit suicide every day. People consider suicide every day. But there are those who give up and those who keep going.
Now, it's not to say that those people who commit suicide are not trying, or haven't tried. I'm not trying to be insensitive here to those who struggle, becuase I have struggled, but here's the damn truth: you either choose to give up or you don't. You choose to go through the hell that makes you consider the permanent "escape," or you choose to
"If you're going through hell, keep going." But I feel like that quote implies that hell will last forever. The quote is missing the fact that hell does not last forever––there's hope and happiness and love somewhere, sometime. You just have to fight for it.

You aren't going to get what you want by sitting and waiting. You have to do something about it. If you want to get good grades, study your ass off. If you want money to travel, work your ass off. If you want to anything, you have to do something about it. Nothing is going to fall out of the sky right into your lap. That's not how the world works. And you know what? If the goal seems so impossible and hovers over you like the shadow of a mountain you're dared to climb, freaking climb it. Becuase you CAN do it. If you don't do it, it's because you WON'T do it. You don't WANT to do it. You CAN. And you WILL. If you try. If you're willing to put the effort into it.
You will be happy. You will find love. You will have money. You will have success. You will be better.
If you want it.
So get your a** up.


Alena

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