Following your dreams is not unlike having to get up out your bed and go take a piss in the middle of the night. You don’t want to do it. It’s hard. You’ve already gotten so cozy in bed, and you want it to last forever. So no matter how badly you need to take a piss, you fight back and hold it in. And it actually works. You hold it all in, but eventually you reach a point where the pain and agony of not taking a piss is no longer worth the joy of staying in your bed. The threshold. So you finally roll your out of bed and go. And as the urine spills out of your body, it feels as if a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. It wasn’t so bad after all, you think to yourself.
The thing is, like following your dreams, you know you’re going to have to go take a piss anyway, so all this time and effort put into delaying the inevitable is just time wasted. And I feel like that’s just how life goes. You grow up with all these dreams and aspirations, but along the way you find yourself a comfortable hole to crawl into. Whether you like it or not, you stay there regardless of your true desires. Perhaps the trick is to never get too comfortable, and by doing so you allow yourself a fighting chance at getting what you came here for.
Luckily for you, your dreams aren’t just waste matter your body needs to get rid of. Your dreams are the good stuff, the nutrients our bodies yearn for and work hard to cling onto. And that’s what you need to do. You need to work hard and hold onto what’s good, not just what’s comfortable. Because if you don’t, you’re essentially flushing yourself down the toilet, and you know what else gets flushed down the toilet? Shit. And you’re not a piece of shit. You’re a fucking super hero that needs to get your lazy ass out of bed and take the midnight piss.
by Jason Lam