“It’s not lack of talent. It’s fear of making sacrifices.”
You definitely have the gift of expression Tim. Forever learning from you, ✌🏼
The last one is an important reminder. Life's short, way too short to spend it chasing artificial summits, trying to impress people who don't even care about you one bit.
I'm still young, but whenever I meet with someone, the thought always crosses my mind "What if this is the last time I will ever get to see them?"
Appreciate everything around you. Life truly is a miracle.
Thanks Tim, your content is truly outstanding.
Death always gives us perspective. Unfortunately we all live like we are going to live forever. The best people make sure they seize the day.
Thank you for this article. I love your work. Full of wisdom, shifts one’s perspective.
Great stuff. I’m enjoying your writing and it’s getting more hard hitting each time. Thanks and keep it up. Inspired. Cheers Mike
Your article sums up so many key life lessons. Thank you. Some of those truths came hard, very hard for me. Each point is worth exploring. I can tell a story or two for each one. I’ve had almost 8 decades to live them. I’m here to say; I’m going stronger than ever and I’m grateful for all my experiences. I started in music 61 years ago and I’m loving my vocation more than ever. And no matter how muchI learn, there is always more. Good substack today. 👍🏼🎶
we take life , our body , our loved ones for granted. We often repeat mistakes.
I love love this. Especially #4 about not appreciating life until you almost die.
I won't put the link as I don't want to self promote on your page, but I just wrote a piece this week called:
'In the Book of Your Life, what will your final page number be?' which was about an experience I had this month thinking it was my final page...
Thank you as always for the awesome content Tim!
The last one made me emotional too. It also reinforces what I've believed in for a long while- ditch the beliefs & opinions of those who don't matter. Embrace the ones who do.
“It doesn’t matter how much you learn, you will never feel ready.”
This is very true! I used to think: "If I study more than the average person around me, I'll get better and ready!"
Don't get me wrong. I got better at solving problems and building softwares. But never ready to do the next step (reaching out)! I kept procrastinating. I was afraid of sending cold mails to potential clients. I was afraid of private texting a certain CTO from X company that piqued my interest. I was afraid!
I had to tell myself, repeatedly, that: "You will never feel ready, Abram. Publish that article today. Let them criticize you. Send that cold mail. Introduce yourself to that CTO. Do it. Now!"
I did. And It's been great, so far!
Thank you so much, man. I am a huge fan of your substack!
How about you all take a chance on watching "Sweet Bean" and then let's discuss life, attitude, and gratitude? It's an older Japanese film. Wonder what perspectives you will have after watching. Just wondering... Love and joy to all!
Big fan, Tim. This resonates so much with me. We need to get the wheels in motion, and so many get stuck in stagnation before just f-ing doing it.
Appreciate what you do in helping wake people up. Your writing has inspired me to pick-up my own writing habit! Really enjoy your work.
That last one is truly a gem. Thinking we have time is the biggest mistake any of us make in this lifetime. We are not guaranteed anything !
Yes!!!! Holy-Fuck-Sticks. This is right on. Nailed it. Most people exist in a sort of semi-dream/nightmare online-induced delusion. We forget that all this stuff we have is temporary; ephemeral. It could all be gone tomorrow. My dad is dying right now and my niece just made a second attempt on her life: I’m in The Zone. Shit’s real, son. I like the idea that people aren’t thinking of me or my unenlightened bullshit. I write it all down on Substack. Some people read it; most people don’t. Life moves on. I do me. I’m confident, borderline arrogant. But I know who I am.
‘Sincere American Writing’