Life is short, it is totally OK to enjoy a double cheese burger, have beers with your friends or stay in bed late on a lazy Sunday morning. Keep a healthy diet but it is totally OK to have a fine wine and eat your favorite pasta or lasagna, even if it adds up to the little fat around your belly. It’s OK to have flaws and not be able to play 4 instruments, do 5 sports and speak 6 languages. Take time off to travel, read, meet new people and just chill on your hammock. Take work seriously, be professional and have integrity, but also take leisure seriously.
We were born to live, not to be perfect, rich, famous, successful, eight-pack machines. Let’s be careful with all the inspiring stories and motivational articles like this one, we don’t HAVE TO make an impact, change the world and eliminate poverty, it is OK to just help the people around us, bring value to our company or open a cocktail bar in Thailand. We have a limited source of energy, work hard on ideas and people who are worth your effort. Have patience but it is also OK to let go, relationships, friends, jobs and other attachments. There is a limited number of f*cks to give, let’s not waste them on meaningless things. Have a look at Mark Manson’s “The subtle art of not giving a f*ck”, which lacks some literacy quality but it is full of good perspectives on life.
“Humans have two lives, and the second life starts when we realize we only have one”