Don't Think, Just Do It


Sometimes you just have to go out and do it.

Recently a lot of people that I know personally and a lot of my twitter followers have been acting rather strangely, well a lot more strange than usual. One of the big things that I've noticed is that they talk themselves out of opportunities that will have a major impact on their lives. This isn't something that I can relate to or understand in the slightest because I'm not the type to talk myself out of decisions. Usually if something that comes along that benefits me way more than it will hurt me, I usually do it. Like if someone came up to me right now and said "hey would you like to jump off the side of this building with a parachute fully working and minimal chance that you will die from doing it" I will probably jump all over the opportunity with a smile on my face. I think for the most part that people don't have that Y.O.L.O or the "just do it' kind of attitudes anymore, everyone wants to play it safe.

I just want people to realize one thing about life, you're going to die sooner or later.

The majority likes to tip toe around death and act like it's never going to happen to them when in reality it could happen at any second. I was one of those people before I deployed to Iraq and when I got back I made major changes to the way I think about death. One big reason I implore people to be ready in case of something happens to you would be having money readily available to those who have to take care of your expenses. I mean it's impossible to have your ducks in a row for when you kick the can, but at least have some kind of money set to the side to take care of people long after you're gone. Most people would say they don't want to take care of anyone after they leave, which is sad and unfortunate for them, but I have nephews and a niece that I would want to leave a little something to for when I kick the bucket since I don't have any kids of my own.

That's my little lesson about finances for the moment lol.

What I really wanted to get at with the whole death thing is that you spend your whole life playing it safe and working. You have a normal daily routine that will always be there, you may switch jobs or places you live in, but for the most part that routine will be there. I don't know about you, but the thought of just living to work and then dying is way more morbid that actually thinking about death. Just image your whole life you just trudge along with your daily routine and then you just dropped dead. What have you done in your life that you look back on and say that it was the single most awesome thing that you've ever done? What is something that your kids can be proud of you for when it's time to hang up the cape? What can you look back on and take pride of when you can no longer move how you want to?

Those are the things that I think about when I'm sitting down and planning things that I want to do. I mean I've done way more than the average person in life, but I don't want to just be average, I want to actually be able to be above the awesome level that people have designated when it comes to doing awesome things. I have a whole bucket list right now in it's earliest stages for things I'm going to do once I get the job that I want. I have plans and I intend on executing them, and if you know me, when I want something badly, I don't stop for anything until I get it. Sometimes when you second guess yourself or over think something too much, that usually means that's something that you need to be doing. That's something that's embedded in your mind that your heart and soul have all connected to, something that needs to be done or you'll be living with regrets.

I use to be overprotective of my female friends that travel alone because this world is crazy and messed up, but then I realized that if you live within that fear of living, you'll never experience anything. That's the only hurdle I have in my mind other than that of not having people to actually do things with when it comes down to traveling, but that's another story for another time and place. Basically you have to say "fuck it" when it comes to do something completely out of the blue, even it if it means doing it by yourself. Doing something when everyone else is scared to or so stuck in their ways is probably one of the most gratifying feelings in the world because you are that person that could when no one else would.

That's the essence of life folks; doing awesome things you or anyone else never saw yourself doing.

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