[image] I’m So Excited About What Comes Next

[image] I’m So Excited About What Comes Next
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Author: oknatethegreat

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  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    slr162

    I really agree with this. I look back on my life and wish I had the outlook that I have now back then. I would've done so much better in college because I would've made more friends and applied myself more. I remember my dad telling us kids that we should ask questions and if there isn't a sign that says you can't go there, then why not? Explore! Learn!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    XNDization

    Be the person you needed when you were younger.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    SpelCleave

    Relating so very much. It's slow, but I'm working my way into theatre and acting. Should never have been shy about it in high school. Forward momentum!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    zvive

    This is how I feel. I've been depressed and morbidly obese my entire life. I mean I was over 300 lbs by 10. Highest weight 690. I had weight loss surgery at 32 in 2012. I got down to 510. Which trust me 510 is a huge improvement from 690... But I stagnated yoyoing from 520 to 460 at least once per year. I never exercised only dieted. Last year after Chester Bennington took his life I kind of had more and now ideation...I had thoughts how I wish I'd just have a heart attack and not wake up...I hated being alive... Because of me.. My wife had a new baby that I love dearly. And in my darkest moods I'd just go and hold him and it'd help me come out of it... But I felt like I was walking off a precipice. August I started therapy. September I saw an ad for a CrossFit weightloss challenge. I signed up. I also started seeing a new doctor and got ADHD meds for focus. I also started keto. The combination of ADHD meds, keto, CrossFit, and vitamins have completely ended my depression. On top of that I've lost 80 pounds. I'm now 438. 415 is 100 lbs and I think I can do it by the end of the month which will be 100 in 3 full months. I haven't been under 400 since before I was 15... It's pretty exciting and my CrossFit family is the best and keeps me motivated to keep going and fighting the coaches are amazing and they scale every workout so I can do it but I definitely push myself as well. Edit: My first gold! I'd like to thank the academy, James Cameron for directing....Ryan Reynolds for his Deadpool cameo....
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    AsianFromTheCaucasus

    If you can say this and mean it, then that is the definition of success. Press on.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    readysetjojo

    Better late than never. Try not to regret the time it took / takes to get there, I think they are all valuable in getting you to this point you are at now...
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Skolary

    I’m slowly becoming happy about just being content with living.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    HeisGuapoYaDingus

    Sometimes you just have to wake up and do a mental check and ask - am I where I want to be? Why not? How do I get there? Do I need to ask for directions? And then keep going from there. For the impulsive at heart, like me, we can’t completely get a new job, new home, new significant other and all that overnight. Pick one or two things in your life to change at a time. Doing it rn. Slowly. Job and fitness now. The new place and new relationships will hopefully follow. I hope this makes sense 🤔 ... Friday lunch cosmos man 🍸
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    FPswammer

    I truly feel this is me in the current state. i've like stepped back 4 years but finally now i'm on the track i'm supposed to be on
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    unpopularopinion0

    never get down on yourself for knowing the answers from study but feeling like you can’t execute them in life. life takes experience. no matter how much we read and think, we actually need slow and deliberate application to experience before we truly understand ourselves. take good will hunting. the premise is that he knows a lot. but ultimately he hasn’t experienced life. once he accepted this, i think, he felt free and was able to be in the moment of experience. when we stop thinking and apply ourselves to what feels right, we’ll unlock the feeling of understanding. the true sense of what it means to “get it” through experiencing a situation. not theorizing or philosophizing. i’m guilty of this and after 30 years i finally feel like i’m starting my life. i don’t regret all my thinking. i’m just glad i know what i need to do is to be without letting my thoughts get ahead of my actions. edit. i like analogies. so i felt this as a nice way to picture it: when driving, the flowing state of being on the road is in the moment. every once in a while we need to stop and check where we are going. but that act of reflecting shouldn’t be very long. time sitting and not driving is costly when trying to get somewhere. hit the road. reflect occasionally. be present or you’ll miss the journey.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    walksalot_talksalot

    While I agree with the sentiment of this, I really don't like the word "should". It implies shit-hood for not doing something in the past. "I should have done X." means I'm a shitty person for not doing X. There's a guilt or despondency about what you could've should've done. It removes agency and puts one into a zone of being a victim of the past. I much more prefer to think about where I'm at now, "Here we are." It means that we can then make decisions to have a better future. This is where I am and I can make better decisions based on my experience and move towards being the person I want to be. My 2 cents.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    YataBLS

    What if I'm becoming the thing I swore to destroy.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    benmaks

    Dead
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    khaosknight69

    I don't think this is actually a healthy motivator. Don't worry about whatever you "should" have been. That's past-centric. Focus on the future. Be the best you that you can be. If you aren't that yet, forgive yourself and move forward. Don't dwell on should have, just be.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    movulousprime

    Man, first time in 35 years of existence I feel the same. Damn it's a good feeling. Keep up the good work!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    RaddestCatDad

    This is actually one of the few quotes I kinda disagree with, (but not in a bad way lol). You weren't that person back then because you were not that person back then. Don't take this as a negative comment, just as one to guide people away from language such as "coulda shoulda woulda" as it tends to be filled with dishonest present views of ones past self. I guess I am just someone who feels like we can only ever do what we can do at the time, but life is in flux so what we are capable of is not stagnant and unchanging; quite the contrary actually.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    bpmbrent

    I’m 35 and graduating college tomorrow. I’ve wanted this for so long. This will get buried but I’m really proud of myself.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    ScottPilgrim93

    Is this Facebook
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    ChaosConsumer

    r/traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaans
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    bangfudgemaker

    On the verge of ending it altogether. Past cannot be erased but at the same time I cannot handle the weight of my regrets. Trying to change is proving to be impossible. Can't take I anymore.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    gonnagetossed

    I didn’t begin to grow up ‘til I was 30. A decade later and I’m almost caught up. Now, how to pay for it all.,,,,!!!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    robbdavis

    Old
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    fizikz3

    sounds like you're shaming yourself for not being better sooner ("should've been a long time ago"). give yourself a break, you can't start at the finish line.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Hypocritical_Oath

    Hey I'm getting closer to death too!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    ZoeMunroe

    This really hits home. I’ve met an amazing person this past year who supports me both emotionally and creatively, and everyday they’re encouraging me to be the person that they see in me and not the person I see. Only recently have I been able to look at all the cool things I’ve created and done in my life and acknowledge the good in myself. I hope every one here can continue to become the person they should be. Sending all of you love!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    1000_years_of_joy

    You are who you are at the right moment! I don’t believe there are shortcuts to success or wisdom, that has to be experienced through life.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    OldJewNewAccount

    Yeah, it's only taken 49 years, but I'm hopefully getting there as well. Feelsgoodman.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    WillWorkforWhisky

    Dead? (Jokes, I fully subscribe to this)
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    SlutBuster

    This fucking website is turning into r/lamepeoplefacebook
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Lethalspudgun

    Old and cynical
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    [deleted]

    [removed]
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    PrettyTarable

    r/unintentionallytrans
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    weiniehut

    Must be nice
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Thanosspinkdick

    This reminds me of the song Stupid Deep-Jon Bellion. It's amazing and so beautiful
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    EldraziKlap

    Feeling this one today! Thanks, OP!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    vada2802

    Yes this ! I dreamt about the person I wanted to be almost a decade ago, but had no idea how to become this person and wasn’t sure if it was even possible! Took me a long time to figure out the how. Now I’m doing it :) I think I’m still a decade away, but I think I’ll get there ! Now that I know the how, the journey is so much more fun!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Quirkybeaver

    I’m still trying to get there
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    I_Want_Your_Selfie

    Took me 32 years to become someone I like.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Form3949a

    ahmen
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    TheBlackOut2

    A fat alcoholic?
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    FrankDrakman

    5.5 years sober after wasting 20 years drinking. Nothing rings more true to me than this. And for me, there's a tinge of well-deserved remorse as well. Can't dwell in the past, but can't, and shouldn't, forget it either.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Hiazi

    God, yes. It has been such a great feeling. I feel like I'm slowly, but surely, managing to get my shit together.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    justfranz

    I hope I can say that words in the near future.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    madworld

    Reminds me of the quote "you are the person your parents warned you about"
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    AN_HONEST_COMMENT

    Holy shit, a post on /r/getmotivated that’s grounded and not cringeworthy. This is how actual life is when you want to get motivated to be better. It takes time and serious long term effort to become that ideal person you’ve dreamed of.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    ellie_forwood

    this is an important statement because we all know who we need to be bore we become the person we Want to be...
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    secret__agent__x9

    Amen
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    DarkCFC

    A dead person.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    ErtzHotbod

    I was just casually scrolling through Reddit when I saw this and it just instantly resonated with me and the place where I am right now. I am just about finished with uni and it's a huge deal for me. I have put in a huge effort and I have invested so much time into school and all the relationships I have established along the way, starting from nothing and having no interest in other people and self improvement. I've had the most amazing time and I have evolved so much as a person. My social anxiety is almost gone and I have so many people to thank for this. The biggest lesson I have learned from the years away from my high school friends and my family is that you are never finished as a person. This, I have realized, is one of the most beautiful things in life. The moment you settle for what you have and what you are, it can either be a blessing or a curse. For me, the realization of the fact that you always can reach higher levels of understanding and self-awareness has been a huge help for me. Never in my life have I looked so much forward to what the future holds, and for the first time in my life I am proud of myself. End if stream of consciousness, thanks for reading.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Travellingtanz

    !!! :-)
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Coopzville

    Seriously felt this tonight. Way to go on your life advancement!!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    dichloroethane

    Okay, that’s a good one
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    FondueRaclette

    For me this resonates the most from a professional standpoint. I beat myself up so much for my mistakes at work so much, but I can also clearly see the improvements I get with every new year of experience.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Chevyrider69

    So am I...I becoming more focused on family and friends and caring more about all others... I understand now that I cant change or fix the world so I’m trying to change and help my immediate surroundings...I’m blocking out a lot of the negativity that is pumped into this world with hatred and developing more love and joy and pumping that out more to help balance things.. I believe in energy and positivity and it’s changed my life drastically in a good way..
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    DavidKoresh

    It won't last. It never does
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    yeahnothanks12367

    NOW THIS is real getmotivated. Not that sappy cliche bullshit usually posted.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    itssriva47

    Yeaahhh me too...😊
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Loila-Nee

    i wish i could say the same but i became what i hate the most
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    CatGirlKara

    OMG this so hard. r/transpositive
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    mrsellenbrody

    Ain't that the damned truth. Better late than never. ♡♡♡
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    sandy_patel

    me too
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    stark_intern

    makes two of us mate. lately when something bothers me, instead of flying off the handle in panic, i stop and ask of what relevance is it to the law of my life and what i’ve set out to achieve? the law of my life is that i will score a nice pretty girl while building my business interests; anything that neither subscribes to nor serves those two goals is sidelined. anything that threatens it is eliminated either now or marked it my targeting ledger. this is who i should’ve been all along. thanks for showing me that others are having similar realizations.
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    afzaal369

    good
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    haaruins

    That's the best thing ever happened to anyone
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    cole3050

    This really hits with me. Im 21 and I felt my life was stuck, recently finished up my license and am going to Basic training for the Canadian army. Im super excited for next year!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    QuentinLeiataua

    If only it happened earlier for me back in high school
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    restlessinrustle

    One of the many great realizations of adulthood! better late than never!
  • Posted: December 16, 2018 09:10

    Anonymous