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Are You Stressed For The Right Reasons? – Daily Blog #72

So, if you’re busy cleaning up other people’s mess and making your friends hate you, won’t that make life suck a little?

In a way, yes; there is a certain level of discomfort that comes with admitting you’re short of your goals and that you’ve no idea how to get there. It’s an uncomfortable feeling and one that makes me feel anxious quite a lot.

But I can say, clear of any doubt, that it is worth it. Because the only alternative you have is hoping that chance and luck will bring you exactly what you want in life. And unfortunately the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, has something to say about that.

So what’s it going to be? The stress that comes with figuring out what you’ve got to do, or the stress that comes with just hoping it’ll happen?

“Traveling to the Rocky Mountains by plane would be to see them in one kind of context, as pretty scenery. But to arrive after days of hard travel across the prairies would be to see them in another way, as a goal, a promised land” – R. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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