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#9: Just Go for It

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#9: Just Go for It

Why do you need a reason to do anything? Stop waiting for excuses to fall out of the sky, or the "right" opportunity to come knocking at your door. If there's something you want to try, or something you want to do, or experiment with, just go for it. There's no reason to wait for a reason to do what you want. If you keep on waiting, you'll never get to it. So why do you need a reason to do anything? If you want something, go get it.

#8: Self-Excavation

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#8: Self-Excavation

To have people stay by your side and to have them love you as you love them, you must learn to love yourself. Yes, it's hard and yes, you may think that there is no part of you that deserves to be loved. Everyone has bad qualities about them but don't think for a second that you have more than others, or you're somehow worse than everyone else. It's hard to sift through the dirt and uncover your gems when you've unconsciously heaped mounds of soil over your sacred treasures because they didn't glitter as brightly as you wanted, or they weren't as coveted by others as you wanted them to be. It's easier to pile dirt onto something than to di

#7: Reach Past the Sky

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#7: Reach Past the Sky

When you reach for the stars, don't just touch one and pull away when you're done. Grab onto the asteroid belt and hoist yourself up to the sky. Claim whole planets as your own. Shoot a star across the atmosphere and wait for people's wishes to come true. Make the constellations visible in the daytime so people can look up above them and be reassured that astral beings are watching over them. Move across the sky so fast that you'll burn a trail into the blackness, leaving a scar and a memory that the night will never forget. Cover yourself in stardust and pull stars down to you so that everyone knows you are the brightest star in the galax

#6: Rock Bottom

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#6: Rock Bottom

When you've hit rock bottom, you may think that this is it. You have nowhere to go at all and this is as bad as it gets. Don't stand around and waste away your days, because you think there is no way out. Don't lie on the floor, hoping for the day where you can sink through the ground and never have to come back up. Find something that will take you up, anything that can convince you that "maybe this hole isn't bottomless and I can still find my way out." There is always an end to everything, and there is nothing you can't get out of. Go back to where you ended and retrace your steps. Find out what brought you to this bottom and find out

#5: Be Kind to Yourself

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#5: Be Kind to Yourself

Be kind to yourself. You have been working hard your whole life, and your body has been working hard to keep you healthy and alive. If you keep hurting yourself, and not taking care of yourself, and abstaining from what you deserve -- which is everything good you can get -- you will be doing more harm than good. Remember to smile to yourself more, stop fighting to keep the sunlight out, treat yourself nicely, because you deserve it and so much more.

#4: Not Your Time

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#4: Not Your Time

The only time the darkness is absolute is when you are dead. You may feel like a corpse -- numb, closed off to the world, lacking the will to live -- but you're still alive, aren't you? Your time hasn't come yet, so why spend the rest of your life acting like it's already come? Don't let your bedroom become your grave, your sheets become your shroud, your bed become your deathbed. Is this the way you want to be remembered? Like a ghost before you ever truly became one? No. That is no way to live your life. That is not why you were born. That is not how you should be living. You are meant to drink this all in, take in everything life has

#3: Seek the Sunlight, Always

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#3: Seek the Sunlight, Always

Do you know why all you can see are shadows, and why everything is so dark? You've lost track of the sun. You've let it sink past the horizon and didn't see the light pouring in through your curtains. After not feeling the warmth of a new day's sunlight coating your skin for so long, you've convinced yourself that the sun is just simply gone. Its light has come a long way to reach you. Don't underestimate the lengths the sun will go to just to make sure you know it's there. It will stubbornly shine through your curtains, seep through all the cracks in your walls, and burn up the shadows that follow you without a second thought. You've tur

#2: Mountains

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#2: Mountains

Instead of crumbling when you're pushed and shoved, use that momentum to build yourself up. Don't let yourself break into tiny pieces because of their rough blows. Take what they give you and use it to bring yourself higher and higher above them. Use their words, and their pushes, and shoves as stepping stones, and building blocks and the fuel you need to better yourself. Mountains were not created because they broke down after every blow. They take everything that comes their way and they become stronger because of it, until they are immovable and impervious to everything. Be like a mountain: unbreakable inside and out, always building y

#1: Midas

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#1: Midas

I will be a modern-day Midas, but what I touch will not be used for greed. I will be a modern-day Midas, because I want all that is around me to be golden and beautiful. I want to turn the sunshine back to its original color, because somewhere along the way, it became dim and grey. I want to keep a little something that's golden in my pocket, so I can look at it any time and be reminded daily that there really is still color in this world. Most of all, I want to help others be golden and show them how to stay that way. I want them to find the gold and for them to learn how to spread it. And I want them to realize that they always were gol

Do What You Love

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Do What You Love

Don't let anyone stop you from doing what you love. Even if they think that you're not good at it, even if they think that you should stop trying and you should focus on something useful, it doesn't matter what they think. Their thoughts do not take away your art supplies, they do not make your garden wilt, they do not destroy your textbooks. Their thoughts do not stop you from doing what you love. A thought is simply a fleeting idea that can't be made physical or tangible, unless you give it the power to. Don't give their negativity the power to stop you from pursuing your passions. Even if they think your cooking is gross, or if they thi
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wolfwoofaProfessional General Artist

Thanks for the fave :)

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chaseawaythedarkStudent Writer

my pleasure!

EllariaWritesNew Deviant

Thank you for the favorite on my story, "The Wanderer's Tale;" I really appreciate it!

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My pleasure!
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Thank you for watching me, I appreciate your support! :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:

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Many thanks for the fav, I truly appreciate it :aww: