Making the most of every single day can be difficult. It’s not easy to stay motivated 24/7 and sometimes all you want to do is stay in bed to binge-watch whatever show you’re hooked on.
That’s OK! But make sure you aren’t lounging your life away. Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration to seize the day and remind yourself to focus on today. And a great way to do that is to grab yourself one of these inspirational “carpe diem” quotes to get you started at the beginning of every day.
When I graduated from University I was terrified of finding a job that I hate it. I knew that money makes the world go ’round but I also knew that I have one life to live and I didn’t want to spend it stuck in a passionless job. I could already see myself sitting at the same job 30 years from now because I pigeon-holed myself into doing something that I thought was right — society told me to.
Then I spoke with someone who didn’t exactly follow her true passions. She told me, “Yes, I would love to do what I’m passionate about but your passions only take you so far.”
That really struck a chord in me. What if I’m not one of the lucky ones who is able to sustain herself while doing what she loved? What if I am to live the rest of this life for other people, building their dreams and not mine?
It dawned on me that I’m young and I have the opportunity to make mistakes now. If I want to travel or change careers or do something with as little consequence as possible I should do it while I can before it’s too late.
Sure, it’s scary. The uncertainty of tomorrow and not having a plan is terrifying. But what I’ve learned is there is no formulaic way to live life. You have to dive headfirst into the unknown if you’re ever going to make a change or see a different perspective.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will struggle along the way but will also gain experiences and adventures I’d never have if I stayed put. I finally realized the true meaning of Carpe Diem.
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