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[Text] When you are facing an unfamiliar situation that’s making you worried - don’t be. A great many people probably went through the same situation and ended up ok, and even if you are the first, you’ll be the only person to have done so when it’s over - that’s an awesome incentive!

[Text] When you are facing an unfamiliar situation that’s making you worried - don’t be. A great many people probably went through the same situation and ended up ok, and even if you are the first, you’ll be the only person to have done so when it’s over - that’s an awesome incentive!

For me, "Don't worry" is as helpful as "don't have a cold". Yeah, I'd like to do that, but it's not happening...

I get severe anxiety attacks if I have to buy groceries in a store I'm not familiar with lol

Wow, thanks for this. I know it may sound silly but I just got invited by nicest girl to go to her house celebrate her birthday and it's the first time I've felt so connected to a girl like this (I'm 20). I'm feeling very anxious and this actually helped. Thank you!

"Did you find everything okay today?"

Weeps internally because i couldn't find the mac & cheese "Yes, thank you."

[Text] "We're all so good at recognizing what's shitty about something (and how we fix it) (criticism). We are all so bad at making something, so just make something bad and then criticize it until its good."

[Text] "We're all so good at recognizing what's shitty about something (and how we fix it) (criticism). We are all so bad at making something, so just make something bad and then criticize it until its good."
[Text] "We're all so good at recognizing what's shitty about something (and how we fix it) (criticism). We are all so bad at making something, so just make something bad and then criticize it until its good."

It's a strange side of human intelligence. Computers, most animals and even aliens in movies can see someone do something and copy it quite well. But for humans, it's quite hard seeing a kickflip on a skateboard and learning from that and doing it first try. But what humans do have is a great capacity for pattern identification ie criticism and thus we spot mistakes in everything so well and that is how quality content/skills are grown. Why am I telling you of this? because a major reason for procrastination for me and so many others is the concern of writing a crap essay or preforming bad at an exam or failing to run a certain distance. You must accept that you will produce shit at first, because if you believe your first try should be good, you will be shivering in anxiety, have fun with it, don't pressure yourself because anything you make AT FIRST will be bad, no matter how hard you try. You arent in a test right now, I doesnt have to be perfect, It does have to be good, just shit it out and then refine it because that's what humans do, like all the painters or all the chefs, every single recipe started out horribly, but it is tried in different ways and will eventually be amazing. Imagine a sculpter with a chisel in his hands, waiting weeks before doing something. It always starts bad, accept that, embrace that and then the refining of your work will be really easy as it is human nature to be critical, and can often involve colaboration. Creativity is not in us as humans, we are awful creators, every idea ever made is incredibly stupid, but we are incredible critics, so we critise our work to find different ways to make it a bit better, and now we have planes, cars and light. "It doesnt have to be good, it just has to exist AND THEN make it good".

Source From Dan Harmon:

This has blown my mind. So often I can't even write a short couple of pages because deep down I feel it has to be some kind of opus. It's super frustrating. I have a ton to say and don't want to forget anything or phase it incorrectly. So then I don't write anything and I feel like crap.

I was in your place a few months ago, just type out all that you have in your head, the worst the phrasing, the better. After you done, just look at it and some slightly cohesive sentence will come to mind, write it. Just look at that and then you will spot something wrong with it, fix it. And then move on, after a few pages or so, look back on all of that and you will spot a few more things to improve on, you will find that some sentences fit better before others, rearrange it, find someone to read it and then follow their advice if you want to. Before you know it, you would have read it 5-7 times and now it's the best that it can be. And that's how you get closer to perfection. That's exactly why people say procrastination is hard because the beginning is hard, it's the creating that tough, not the refining, but in every project, you just have to do it once and before you know it, you have actually made something good.

it doesn't have to be good. Just shit it out and refine it.

This is my "quote to live by". If I still love it in 6 months I might get a tattoo of it. Just got to decide if it's going on my forearm or above my ass.

SO MUCH THIS. Polishing is infinitely easier than writing, so just get something on the page and then you can start improving it.

[Image] You are the author of your life

[Image] You are the author of your life

"You may delay but time shall not", another great quote of his.

"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." ~ Abraham Lincoln (source: the Internet)

Because of this, whenever I see a Lincoln quote online, I do not trust it!

Why do motivational quotes get put together with no regard for fact?

http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/09/27/invent-the-future/

[Image] This was my favourite quote from this awesome film

[Image] This was my favourite quote from this awesome film

What? I always regret when hard work doesn't lead to success...

/sub/quityourbullshitbradpitt

Yep. I've worked hard and all I got was exploited and then discarded.

Fuck working hard. I work about 37 hours a week now. I won't touch overtime.

No. 1 that quote isn't from the movie. No. 2 that quote is bullshit.

dafuq? when hardwork don't lead to success, i regret.

[Image] A hilarious bit of encouragement from Owlturd

[Image] A hilarious bit of encouragement from Owlturd

If two disembodied hands forcibly nudged me into doing something, I'm not gonna fucking hesitate to do whatever it wants.

"FIRMLY GRASP IT"

Draw.

Keep drawing.

Right when you have had enough and want to quit? Draw more.

Need a break from all that drawing? Paint, then draw again.

Are you bad at drawing ______ ? Congratulations! You will draw nothing but ______ for the next month until you get better.

Already into drawing and want to get better? Challenge yourself. Draw in a different style for a month. Follow random YouTube tutorials for a month. Every time you create you learn.

Keep creating, keep learning.

PS Edit: Take breaks. Don't just draw 24/7 forever. 2-4 hours a day drawing is more than enough. If you are tired of drawing then you should try another art form like painting or sculpting for a while and then go back and see what you've learned.

Shit! If they provide supplies and tools then I'd never ask any questions

[Image] My girlfriend suffers from, at times, crippling depression and anxiety. I saw this idea somewhere online and decided to make her something like it.

[Image] My girlfriend suffers from, at times, crippling depression and anxiety. I saw this idea somewhere online and decided to make her something like it.

That is really beautiful, a lovely model to follow! I hope (and trust) that it helps with such a frustrating and mysterious condition.

She is lucky to have you.

I know she can hear me say things but something like this ..well ..it's what words can't say that get through to her.

Wow this is a really great idea. Sometimes depression makes it really hard for people to hear what you are trying to say and sometimes talking doesnt help. I'm gonna pass this idea along if you don't mind

I'm sure there are plenty of guys like me around. Our relationship has been the most challenging of my life but also the most enjoyable.

[Image] The indirect path to success

[Image] The indirect path to success

own bar at 25 sounds like success to me...

Went to Indiana and it's pretty common knowledge that Cuban was successful in college and lined himself up for everything he has now.

Not the best example of somebody who was "off track."

I know this is supposed to be inspiring, but the older you get the more depressing this picture becomes.

The squiggles don't magically stop at 30. They never stop.

Source: living life deep in the squiggs.

[image] aww

[image] aww

I love you too, Brad :']

That sun looks frickin Salad Fingers

That made me cry. I am dealing with depression, and I don't believe in this. But it's so simple and beautiful. The sun itself wants me to not give up and try again. :'(

Well that's a blast from the past.

Don't let people you don't know get you down

Don't let people you don't know get you down

In order to motivate me i first have to value your opinion

In order to value your motivation, I must first be opinionated.

The truth has been spoken. Unfortunately, people will never stop looking at themselves from the eyes of the public.

He valued it enough to tweet about not valuing it

[Image] Advice from the book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck"

[Image] Advice from the book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck"

That's Marcus Aurelius..

"If you suppose anything over which you have no control to be either good or bad for you, then the accident of missing the one or encountering the other is certain to make you aggrieved with the gods, and bitter against the men whom you know or suspect to be responsible for your failure or misfortune. We do, in fact, commit many injustices through attaching importance to things of this class. But when we limit our notions of good and evil strictly to what is within our own power, there remains no reason either to bring accusations against God or to set ourselves at variance with men."

Came here to say that /sub/stoicism however it's not about "not giving a fuck" it's about realising what to give a fuck about and remaining calm whilst your doing it

Useful formula:

E + R = O 
(Events + Responses = Outcome)

The basic idea is that every outcome you experience in life (whether it's success or failure, wealth or poverty, wellness or illness, intimacy or estrangement, joy or frustration) is the result of how you have responded to an earlier event in your life. Likewise, if you want to change the results you get in the future, you must change how you respond to events in your life … starting today.

Source: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.

Nihilism would be believing that giving a fuck (or not giving a fuck for that matter) is pointless.

Try one of these subthreads