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Roaring into new year

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It’s almost over. 2016. New beginning. Continuation of this short life. Here’s to another year full of PB’s. I’m a beast and will live like one. I will work hard and be consistent to be the best I can be. 

I might die this year. No day will be wasted on things I don’t care about. My remaining days in this earth go down everyday. I can’t waste time pleasing other people.

Your life is valuable. Talk less, do more. Be less distracted, be more focused. Care less about bullshit, zero in more toward your goal.

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December 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

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Semen to ash

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Don’t let yourself forget how many doctors have died, after furrowing their brows over how many deathbeds.

How many astrologers, after pompous forecasts about others’ ends.

How many philosophers, after endless disquisitions on death and immortality.

How many warriors, after inflicting thousands of casualties themselves.

How many tyrants, after abusing the power of life and death atrociously, as if they were themselves immortal.

In short, know this: Human lives are brief and trivial. Yesterday a blob of semen; tomorrow embalming fluid, ash.

To pass through this brief life as nature demands. To give it up without complaint.

Like an olive that ripens and falls.

Praising its mother, thanking the tree it grew on.

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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Start training with resistance bands today. It’s a new kind of challenge.

Weight is down to 72 kg. Still the belly doesn’t seem to get any smaller.

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December 29, 2016 at 9:10 pm

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Letting go

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Deaths are natural. I no longer mourn them. People come and go. Soon it’ll be my turn. The world will keep on turning. Young people will take over, before they too will get old and die. 

I don’t want to be memorialized. I want people to live their lives and don’t waste time pretending to be sad. They must surely realize the end is coming for us all. 
Things change. What seems to matter now won’t years or even days from now. Soon I’ll be forgotten by everyone on this earth. And that’s just fine. I’m not here to be remembered. Nor to be liked. I’m here to lead a good life. To have the journey of my own full of learning new things everyday. I wake up each morning not knowing whether i would die that day. But I’m already at peace with it. When my time is over, I will leave quietly. 

When someone dies, he is returned to nature. Once you understand nature, there’s no reason to feel sad. It’s not sad when something falls down and breaks. It’s not sad when it rains. It’s not sad to be old. There is nothing you can do about any of those things. What’s there to be sad about? 

Of course you can be sad about not able to see or talk with that person anymore. Then, be more mindful each time you are with someone you love, as it could be the last time. Make your remaining days count. People are dying all the time. Soon it’ll be your turn.

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December 12, 2016 at 9:28 pm

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Here now, gone soon

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Don’t get attached to anything. Live in the moment and always be mindful.

Get smarter everyday. Use your wisdom to learn facts and detach feelings from the truths. Grow your mind and expand your horizon.

The most important goal in your limited time on this earth is the pursuit of your own happiness. Keep asking yourself whether you should be doing the things you’re doing. You should neither sacrifice yourself to others, nor ask others to sacrifice themselves for you. Don’t waste your life trying to please others.

Never try to control others, and refuse to be controlled by anyone. You are free to do anything you like, as long as it doesn’t physically harm others. It’s called freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom of thoughts, freedom of action. Protect yours.

You are here now, but can be gone at any moment. Make sure to live your life the way you really want.

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December 5, 2016 at 7:34 pm

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Philosophy, not religion

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Lead your life with wisdom, not commandments. Come up with your own rules.

Don’t follow a doctrine blindly.

Ignore your parents, relatives, and friends. Find your own path.

No one is faultless. Question everything. 

Create your own philosophy. Disregard religions.

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November 29, 2016 at 8:37 pm

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Challenges

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Challenges make you grow. Embrace the challenges. Those who cower in fear are afraid to fail. Be wise. Understand that failing is part of being alive. It’s the learning process. Your life is filled with events, like a book with stories. In the end, nobody cares if it’s a perfect book. 

Those who fail after those with courage to try new things. Those who don’t fail are cowards who never try anything. Winners are those who don’t stop when they fail. They don’t quit because others laugh at them. If you care about what people think you already lose.

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November 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

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Virtuous path

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To accomplish something big, you must first dare to dream big, and then plan carefully. Be realistic and try sincerely to reach your goal. Use your wisdom to come up with a plan that is actually promising. You can fool other people but you cannot fool yourself. If you fool yourself, your plan will suck and you will never succeed.

Dare to dream. Dare to be different. Dare to fail. Have a life full of failures instead of fears. You learn from failures. Be courageous in doing the right things. Don’t get too down on yourself when things don’t go your way. Be moderate in your feelings. Identify external factors and distance your feeling from it.

Your dream is yours. If you always try to please others, you are weak-willed and your life will be wasted. Each day must serve as a stepping stone for you to get closer to your dream.

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November 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

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