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Do not let the stagnant, stifling, limiting, one track lifestyle of society or any other person than yourself keep you from living your life. We sacrifice, give up, and abandon the things that make us feel alive and light the fire inside of us to please others who do not care about us to begin with. No longer. Take back your life. Follow your heart, do what you love, find what sparks your fire, embrace those who see, accept, and love you for who you truly are. Stop sabotaging yourself for the sake of others. You are worth far more than that. You deserve the best and if you are not getting it, get up and go get it for yourself.
For far too long have we belittled, undervalued, and underestimated ourselves. For far too long we have torn ourselves apart and been stomped on and over for and by others. No more. No more. You are alive. You are here. Be present. Take a step back and realize where you are, look at who you are, and see what is right in front of you. No matter your situation or circumstance, as long as you are breathing you have the chance and opportunity to live, to explore, to experience, to love, and be loved. Take it. Use this moment. Stop sitting by and watching your life trudge by you hour after long hour of doing what you hate, day after day of suffering needlessly. There is already enough struggle and pain in living. There is no reason to add to it unnecessarily.
Stop preparing to do and just do. Create what you want, get what you want, and do not stop working for it until it is yours. Life is about learning and growing. Do that. Mess up, learn, do better. Fall, learn, get up. Take two steps back, fight your way three steps forward. Never stop. Never stop moving, and learning, and growing, and experiencing, and loving. You are here, and because you are here you owe yourself the chance to live. Grab it. Start now.