I was sat in the Admiral’s Lounge at Miami Airport flicking through Cosmo (*spits*) when I saw a piece with Lupita Nyong’o where she said her mantra is
Do one thing everyday which scares you
Now she might be an Oscar winning actress with millions in the bank, an incredible wardrobe and a gorgeous personality but I’m afraid I say bollocks to that.
It’s just so trite. Couldn’t she have come up with something a tad more… interesting? Plus, I call shenanigans on her actually doing one thing EVERY DAY that scares her because everyone has those days where all you want to do is vegetate on the couch watching bad movies. Unless she has a fear of Dave Franco frat boy vehicles? I mean heck I have days where I don’t even get out of bed let alone haul arse to the living room and turn the TV on.
It’s like “feel the fear and do it anyway”, I get the sentiment of it because we should at least try and push ourselves out of our comfort zone but what if the fear is about jumping off a cliff into a black abyss because your friends are doing it. It would seem inherently stupid to do that but if you have decreed that to be your mantra, your words to live by, then surely you’re in danger of upsetting the karmic balance of the Universe if you don’t fling yourself off?
If you asked for my mantra I’d probably say
Good things come to those who wait; but only things left by those who hustle.
Aaaaaand that would make me a gigantic fucking hypocrite because I don’t hustle, and I don’t live by it. It’s just fun to say as it makes me sound like a shoot from the hip, say it like it is, ball busting switched on woman who eats problems for breakfast.
Something more realistic would be
Is it time to go home yet?