A simple manifesto for success

I wrote this and shared it on a big social network recently.  The level of engagement from my ‘friends’ was pretty overwhelming. There was such an outpouring of support and connection with these words shared in a moment of personal lucidity that I decided to share them here as well.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, criticisms or insights.

We all feel lost sometimes but we never really lose our way.

Keep believing. Stay open. Celebrate every moment. Laugh. Cry. Love. Get angry. Let shit go. Feel it all but don’t be afraid to feel nothing.

Life seems hard but it’s so damn simple.

When you strip away all the bullshit we’re all the same.

Eating, sleeping, shitting animals.

Apart from one thing.

We think. Too many f*@king thoughts.

Torturing us. Wearing us down. Leading us to suffering.

Stop thinking and start being.

We were given a gift. A promise. A chance. We were given free will.

Make a choice. Your choice.

Be who you were born to be.

Don’t wait another year. Another day. Another moment.

Stop pissing your life against the wall of fear. Doubt. Self loathing. Open your eyes and see the person you are.

Not the one in the mirror but the one in your heart.

Feel it. Embrace it. Live it.

Believe it.