This morning I woke up to these texts from 2 friends:
1: “If something means enough to you, you will be unreasonable about it.”
(a really smart aussie)
2: “The only thing that is true and real is following the cry in your heart.”
(my revolutionary roomdog)
People who say this kind of thing make my heart race.
Yesterday, I read this from Joel Runyon (one of my new favorite blogs) and it got me so pumped up that I actually printed it out (who prints things?!)
My favorite part of it:
“Go military on your goal. Be ruthless. Go a little bit crazy. Get a maniacal look in your eye that tells people a mixture of your addiction and insanity. Make it an obsession. You have to be a little nuts to do this.
You’ll probably get some weird looks from your friends, but what are they doing anyways? Exactly.”
Bah! After reading it I took an ice cold shower and screamed.
One of my favorite quotes for years has been this (no idea who said it):
“She refused to let common sense cloud her judgment.”
Seriously though. If you really want something, if you feel it so deeply, how can you possibly just follow reason and common sense? Where will that get you? “Being reasonable” usually means playing it safe, staying in your comfort zone, and possibly falling into a state of quiet desperation. I hate when people tell me to be more realistic. My blood actually starts to boil when I hear that phrase.
: fair and sensible
: fairly or moderately good
: not extreme or excessive
(Fairly or moderately good? I think just threw up in my mouth).
Later in life, are you gonna look back and say “I wish I didn’t take that risk. I wish I didn’t follow my heart. I wish I was more reserved. I wish I played it safer. I wish I didn’t articulate how I really felt. I wish I didn’t try to make my dreams come true. I wish I wasn’t so audacious.”
NO!!!!!! So freaking go for it. WHY NOT? What if you only had a year to live? You really have no idea.
This mentality doesn’t always make life feel easy, but it definitely feels more alive. Plus, I would rather be crazy than bored. You?
“The extreme always seems to make an impression.” –Heathers
“Often, it is audacity and not talent that moves an artist to center stage.” -Julia Cameron