I referenced Gary in my last blog post as well. Can you tell that I like the show Final Space? Everywhere I am, I am listening. I write everything down in my notes app in my phone. I even text myself, and also message myself on Facebook. A few people can attest to that, and their reactions when they saw how much notes I actually take down is priceless. It is essentially a side note I can go back and reference. This quote from Final Space really stuck out for me. I had to pause and jot it down before I forgot. Gary rings so much truth in this situation. When we go all in, I mean dedicate our everyday lives including our heart, spirit, soul, body, and mind; we tend to be extremely vulnerable. And when we lose everything, we tend to think it was all for nothing, a waste of time, that dreams and love are just fantasy. The thing is, if you look at a timeline of your life from the point you were born up until now, it would make sense why you are who you are, why you are passionate about certain ideas and philosophies. The reason you are here at this point of time, is because you are the product of the events leading up to this exact moment. So when Gary says "you've got to stick it out." it means that if you keep practicing your shot, you're going to make it when the moment counts. If you want out of the situation you are in now, the only way is through. That means facing your fears head on. We all know this. We've known the entire time. But every time you run away, hide, go around, your fear, is still waiting for you. It will never go away. It will chase you forever until you're dead. We have to do things we don't want to do sometimes. That's life. We are not meant to be happy all the time. We are not meant to get along every single moment. We get angry sometimes. Sometimes for no reason. Just because we exist. Just because we woke up. But sticking it out, you will eventually get out of that rut. If you keep having bad luck, chances are your bad luck will eventually run out. By getting through situations we can put it behind us. Just because you made it through one situation, doesn't mean another one won't come up. Some people think they are riddled with bad luck. That is because they group up all of the bad things happening and put them all together in a basket. Personally, I compartmentalize my life. Just like my notes in my phone. Think of it like a library. We have genres, sub genres, shelves, alphabetical order. You can find exactly what you want because of the dewey decimal system. I do the same thing with situations, moments, emotions, philosophy, my entire life really. So when I have a big life situation I have to tackle, I treat it as a book. Each situation is a book on the shelf. Some could be a series that are related. Some could be completely unrelated. When I read books, I read one book at a time. If I don't like a book, I can always put it down. But the important thing is, when I read one book, I am not involved with another book. I make my way through the pages until the end. The more life experiences you have, the bigger library you have in your mind. If you compartmentalize, then you can go to the exact section of the library that you need to go so you can find references to face your current life situation. I call it a mental toolkit. This is when you sharpen your tools, and apply them to life.