Every man must endure one of two pains in life: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret…”
I was recently put on to this quote by one of my brothers, and never in my life has a group of words had such a profound impact on me. It got me thinking about my life as a whole and made me realize that there is no greater pain in the world than that of regret. I’ve been living my life by this quote recently; and have been very pleased with the results. I have taken time to begin restructuring some very important relationships with people, took a step back and have been working smarter towards my career goals and overall bettering myself as a person. Our time on this Earth is so limited and its a disservice to people to not go as hard as they possibly can in every venture and eliminate all those “What If’s?” that can burden a person as they progress in life. I’ve realized that I would rather work hard at something, even if it doesn’t pan out, than ever look back with a feeling of regret.
You need to get up, get out and get something…Don’t let the days of your life pass you by…”
I’m turning 24 this week, and similar to Hector, I feel like I’ve had enough ups and downs in the last year to last me a lifetime. However, I can’t help but feel that there are big things on the horizon, not only for myself, but for everyone around me as well. Every year around my birthday, I like to reflect on what I’ve accomplished in the last year and compile a list of goals for the upcoming year. This year, I’m aiming higher than ever and am putting my best foot forward to make everything happen. I also like to think about those who have positively impacted my life, helped me out in any capacity, or provided a source of inspiration to better myself – if you’re reading this and thinking that’s you, it probably is, so thank you for the love and support. This has always been one of my favorite Outkast joints, and I have always felt it has flown under the radar a little bit and hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves.