As I write this, I feel a shudder from resistance. I know that every day, every minute, is a chance to enrich my life. And yet, even I know that life is short, I still feel a strong pull towards wasting more of it, rather than making every drip count.

Fear is an impediment, as uncertainty, lack of resources, connections, and inexperience are. At least, to me, they’ve hindered me for so long. Paralyzed, doing nothing, but secretly hoping things will turn for the best.

And I figured, after a long period of idle and fleeting attempts that what constantly impedes us is us. An internal discord. The world has become safer and filled with opportunities, but instead of it stirring us forward, it softened and made us complacent.

I found that it helps to just turn ourselves into a strong ally, just satisfying our internal compass, instead of going against our desired actions. Because then we don’t pile up on regrets; we derive benefit and meaning from our decisions.

We limit being the hurdle to our own life by doing exactly what makes us afraid, envious, and discontented. When you feel an inevitable pull towards something and an equal evasion to it, that’s your clue. You may either topple it with fear or run towards the horizon like a madman.