Always help someone. You might be the only one that does.

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But the truth is that she’s one of the most important people in pop not for how she sounds, but for what she says and how she says it. She’s writing songs from a point of view you can remember days later. There aren’t too many other mainstream artists you could say that about right now.

The Atlantic on Taylor Swift

Love this. So accurate.

(via catherinejeanpowell)
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theambitiouswoman:

A key ingredient for success is discipline.

If you cant manage yourself, your time and tell yourself what you did wrong, or need to do; You wont get anywhere.

It sounds easy, but most people are waiting to be told what to do, Instead of learning how to think for themselves.

Don’t let anyone have that much control over you, but you. After all, no one other than you, is responsible for your success.

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michaelgclifford:

school tips:

  • start your homework friday 
  • get as much done as you can in advance
  • keep working ahead on assignments
  • i promise this feels so good u will be instantly less stressed and sunday nights are not as scary
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I am more than a number
but this term, my GPA tells me I’m a 3.2.
Spend all your afternoons studying,
who cares, it wasn’t fucking good enough in the end.

I am more than a number
but this weekend at the mall I was a size 8.
The jeans cut off circulation to my legs
but who cares, I’d lose limbs to stay thin.

I am more than a number
but yesterday afternoon I was a big, red 70 on my paper.
I couldn’t find time to study between my tears
but who cares, break down in the girls’ bathroom and get back to class,
who cares, mental health never meant shit to anyone.

I am more than a number
but next week I will be ranked top 10 in my grade.
Everyone will look at me like I’m a genius, like I’ve broken the barriers of human intellect,
they will say “you don’t even study, you’re so smart”
who cares that you’ve had daily anxiety attacks since school started a month ago, who fucking cares you’ve dedicated the best four years of your life to this shithole so you could get out and live the next sixty in this bitter world with a few extra bucks at hand,
who fucking cares.

I am more than a number
but right now I am sixteen 10 and 2.
I am 12 years of standardized test grades and a GPA out of 4.0
I am nothing but broken attempts to be what they want me to be.
I am endless hours of studying and countless tears.
God forbid you ever know my name.

I can never be good enough, no matter how hard I try. // k.c.w. (via dreamingtravesty)
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In some sense, the word enlightenment is misleading. It is no more about the light than the dark. Resisting the shadow just makes it darker. It is not about becoming continuously blissful. It is about becoming more authentic, more genuinely here. It is about holding the light and the shadow all at once. Perhaps we should call the ultimate goal enrealment—the quest to live in all aspects of reality at once.

Jeff Brown (via liberatingreality)
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Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Almost everything-all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Steve Jobs

I’ve been reading Steve Jobs’ biography and came across these powerful words of wisdom he gave to Stanford University in his 2005 commencement speech.

While building my travel company I have been trying to remind myself that taking risks and being outside my comfort zone is the right thing to do. That there is no excuse not to follow my dreams with everything I have, because if not, what is the point of living? You can die safe or you can live happy.

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Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

Eckhart Tolle (via liberatingreality)
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