I’m the evil part of your brain. You can’t beat me. Because you are the one who forced me into being.
Ness’ Dream, Earthbound
Have you even been pursuing a dream or a passion, only to have someone shoot it down?
Do you ever listen the the voices that tell you things like:
“You’re not good enough”
“You’ll never make it – you should just give up”
“No one cares, why should you even try?”
“Who are you to do that? You are too… [young/old/late/stupid/poor/shy/etc]
These voices are not true, and to win a creative battle we must fight these voices… and win.
BONUS TIP: Earthbound was originally called Mother 2 in Japan. That’s a hint, guys and girls. This weekend is Mother’s Day. Do something awesome for your mom, and if you have kids, help them do something awesome for their mom.
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We may never meet again, but we’ll never forget each other.
– Sora, Kingdom Hearts 2
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Something lost. A part of yourself, perhaps. That which you seek, inside you will find.
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I’ve got all the time in the world…
– Popful Mail
Time is funny – it spends itself, regardless if you plan to use it or not. So how are you using your time?
Are you always in a hurry, or do you have a sense of ease?
When is the last time that you thought to yourself “I have all the time in the world?”
I personally can’t remember thinking a thought along those lines in over five years.
Then again, maybe you are waiting. Feeling stuck. If that is you, then here is what you can do in the meantime.
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My past is not a memory. It’s a force at my back. It pushes and steers. I may not always like where it leads me, but like any story, the past needs resolution. What’s past is prologue.
~ Samus Aran, Metroid Other M
How does your past impact your present?
How have your past experiences shaped who you are today?
While no one wants to be a victim to the terrible or traumatic events in our own past, we must also learn to come to terms with them.
But remember: your past does not have dictate who you are today. We can change. We can overcome. We can be better.
We can choose to make a new start. We can embrace ideas like grace and mercy.
Don’t let the weight of your past hold you down.
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Time flows like a river and history repeats…
Perhaps you have heard the saying “there is nothing new under the sun.”
While it seems that the next “new thing” is on everyone’s mind, it is funny how often we are just excited about another way of expressing something that is already in existence.
Life is seasonal. There are the seasons where we spend time planting – working hard, hustling to make our dreams become a reality – but then we experience hot summers or cold winter where the harvest feels so far away.
Where ever you find yourself today, remember that it is only a season.
If it is a good time, then enjoy it, but prepare and save for difficult times.
If you are in a hard season, take comfort in knowing that things may soon change, and the sun will shine again, bringing with it Spring and new life.
What season are you in now? How are you making the most of it?
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Educate them. Teach them right from wrong. It must be knowledge that frees them, not force.
Altair, Assassin’s Creed
You know that saying “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink?”
Just today I was listening to an episode of Dan Pink’s Podcast, where he interview the Heath brothers about their book Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work.
During this interview, the idea came up that many individuals will resist choices being made for them, but they are less likely to resist being given a process to make a choice.
Knowledge is power. It takes away vulnerability.
It does not matter if you are buying a car, having an operation performed, or launching a business venture – vulnerability can skew your decision making. Vulnerability most feels like fear.
That’s why we research big choices. It’s why we read how many 5 Star (or 1 Star) reviews a product has on Amazon before we buy.
It’s why we don’t get married on our first date.
Of course, knowing right from wrong does not mean we will always make a good choice, but it sure helps to be informed.
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Stay with me until the end.
Not until the end, always.
Tidus & Yuna, Final Fantasy X
Yup. I’m a bit of a sappy romantic. I’ll admit it, I have cried more than once while playing video games. Final Fantasy VII started it, but Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X really did it for me. The music, the story, and the atmosphere all work together in an amazing way. But I don’t want to say much more about games today, I want to talk about my wife of 12 years.
It’s hard to believe that it has already been 12 years. Then again, it is hard to remember a time before her and I were together.
In video games, “escort missions” are the worst. You usually play as a hero who is loaded up with weapons, tasked with defending a helpless computer-controlled NPC (Non-Playable Character). The AI is typically pretty bad, with the character you are responsible for protecting running right into trouble.
Just to be clear, my marriage has been nothing like that. My wife is one of the strongest women I know. I am so proud of her and her hard work as a wife, mother, student, and employee.
She’s pretty incredible.
I love you babe.
Whenever there is a meeting, a parting is sure to follow. However, that parting need not last forever. Whether a parting be forever or merely for a short time…That is up to you.
– Happy Mask Salesman
Things have a beginning and an ending. We often have control over what we allow to continue. When it comes to life, we are not promised a set number of days. We cannot choose the day and hour of our own “finish line.”
We can, however, choose our starting point. If you have been putting off starting something important, creative, or meaningful, now is the time to act. The best time to plant a tree is 100 years ago, the second best time to plant a tree is today.
What have you been putting off that you should do today?
What is the very first step you can take?
Go do that.
“Nobody knows what’s gonna happen at the end of the line, so you might as well enjoy the trip.”
– Manuel Calavera
One of the greatest point and click adventure games ever made has been remastered and just released yesterday for the PC and PS4/Vita. I have a soft spot for this type of game, going back to Maniac Mansion and Space Quest (and Kings Quest, and Police Quest, of course).
This quote is a particularly colorful take on “enjoying the journey of life.” I know it is easy to get caught up in our own goals, but we need to remember to slow down and enjoy the time spent along the way. This moment is one of a kind, and we are not promised tomorrow. We can all benefit from taking a moment to appreciate the present.
Maybe you find yourself impatient, wondering what to do while you are waiting for that next big event in life. I’ve found that I only feel frustrated or depressed if I focus too much on the future.
Live in the moment, and do those things that you can only do today. One day, you will look back and be glad that you did.
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