A sound byte of David Goggins might leave you with the taste that he is an extremely unhappy man and comparing it with the Dalai Lama you would think these two have polar opposite philosophies and values.
However, if you listen carefully they might be so similar in so many ways. They are so different yet so alike. They appeal to two totally different types of people but that is the inner conflict within me. The dark. The light. Using it all. Accepting whatever truth you are in this world. The hugo line speaks true here.
"Everything has a purpose, clocks tell you the time, trains takes you to places. I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine... I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too."
The world doesn't need another David Goggins.
The world doesn't need another Dalai Lama.
The world just needs you.
Uncovering who that is is the most important part of life.
"Put your oxygen mask on first"
Find out who you are first.
There is a place for the Dalai Lama and his light heart but disciplined daily devotion. However, there is also a place for David Goggins tough as a mother fucker and no bullshit way. In a way they are both saying the same thing but in extremely different styles.
If you are fat you should be told your fat and no sugarcoating it. However, you should be treated with care exactly where you are in life. You should accept and love every part of you but you shouldn't settle for that. You should work in every moment the best you can and focus all your energy on being the best you can be. If you don't, then it is a dangerous place. You start looking around and comparing to others. You start looking over your shoulder and think that person doesn't deserve everything. You start wanting. You start craving. You envy. Duality is a necessity in today's world.
1. Don't be fooled by social media.
"Success" others had probably came as a result of something you didn't want to do.
If they are lucky then there isn't anything you can do about it anyways. Stoic Philosophy has helped me a lot getting through those hurdles.
2. Enjoy the process.
3. Accept where you are now.