When you’re feeling like it’s never going to happen…

Some of my favorite pick-me-ups:

Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist

“Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’”

“Every search begins with beginners luck and ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

“Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World. “

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

“The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation. All things are one.”

“In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, nor impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.”

Indigo Girls “Close to Fine”

I’m trying to tell you something about my life maybe give me insight between black and white and the best thing you’ve ever done for me is to help me take my life less seriously  it’s only life after all.

Well darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable
And lightness has a call that’s hard to hear
I wrap my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it, I’m crawling on your shore.

Eminem “Lose Yourself”

He’s so mad, but he won’t give up that
Easy, no
He won’t have it , he knows his whole back’s to these ropes
It don’t matter, he’s dope
He knows that, but he’s broke
He’s so stagnant that he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that’s when it’s
Back to the lab again yo
This whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don’t pass him

Eminem: “8 mile”

Sometimes I just feel like, quittin I still might
Why do I put up this fight, why do I still write
Sometimes it’s hard enough just dealin with real life
Sometimes I wanna jump on stage and just kill mics
And show these people what my level of skill’s like

I’m a man, gotta make a new plan
Time for me to just stand up, and travel new land
Time for me to just take matters into my own hands
Once I’m over these tracks man I’ma never look back
(8 Mile Road) And I’m gone, I know right where I’m goin
Sorry momma I’m grown, I must travel alone
ain’t gon’ follow the footsteps I’m making my own
Only way that I know how to escape from this 8 Mile Road

Don’t gotta rep my step, don’t got enough pep  The pressure’s too much man, I’m just tryin to do what’s best

And I try, sit alone and I cry. Yo I won’t tell no lie, not a moment goes by…That I don’t pray to the sky, please I’m beggin you God

Please don’t let me pigeon holed in no regular job
Yo I hope you can hear me homey wherever you are

It’s different, it’s a certain significance, a certificate
of authenticity, you’d never even see
But it’s everything to me, it’s my credibility
You never seen heard smelled or met a real MC
who’s incredible upon the same pedestal as me
But yet I’m still unsigned, havin a rough time
Sit on the porch with all my friends and kick dumb rhymes
Go to work and serve MC’s in the lunchline
But when it comes crunch time, where do my punchlines go
Who must I show, to bust my flow
Where must I go, who must I know
Or am I just another crab in the bucket

My defenses are so up, but one thing I don’t want
is pity from no one, the city is no fun
There is no sun, and it’s so dark
Sometimes I feel like I’m just bein pulled apart
From each one of my limbs, by each on of my friends
It’s enough to just make me wanna jump out of my skin

I got every ingredient, all I need is the courage
Like I already got the beat, all I need is the words
Got the urge, suddenly it’s a surge
Suddenly a new burst of energy is occurred
Time to show these free world leaders the three and a third
I am no longer scared now, I’m free as a bird

And finally, the musical A New Brain:

When you wanna quit cause nothing works,
don’t give in, quitting is the specialty of jerks, don’t give in,
simply keep your focus on what lies ahead, don’t play games, don’t play dead, begin.

Those who are marking time wake up,
life is a cause that you have to take up, don’t give in.

Strange things happen more than you would guess don’t give in,
when life seems an unforgiving mess don’t give in,
Things go wrong you lose your way but don’t despair, just play fair,
and prepare to win, what once seemed wrong was now righted,
miserable people become delighted,

Don’t give in.



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