‘A ship is safe in a harbour, but that’s not what ships were built for…’
Have you ever felt like life was pulling you in the wrong direction? Downwards instead of upwards? If you answered yes, then you my friend, are an anchor.
It’s not a bad thing…Okay it is…a little bit.
It just means that you’re often so tied down to normality, routine and structure that you have kinda forgotten what life is about. In fact, you may not be the actual anchor, it might be your family, a friend, a boyfriend or a girlfriend – someone that keeps pulling you away from all those things you should be doing.
Anchors are good things, in a way, they can stop you drifting away and keep you grounded. However, life is not supposed to be a straight path. There are several storms ahead – and hey that’s just life, but it doesn’t mean we should be afraid to explore the options we do have.
Free your mind bro and channel your inner Kanye.
Stop worrying about what other people will think, stop procrastinating, stop letting other people cloud your dreams, stop letting things get on top of you.
Stop weighing yourself down.
Everybody has something (or someone) they want to pursue, and you should go for it, as long as you feel you’re ready and it’s something that you really want to do. It’s important you also look at the company you keep, friends come and go – but the ones that inspire you, make you laugh and feel good are the ones you need around.
Stagnant water only brings around disease.
The meaning of life is far beyond having a job, paying bills and trying to blend in with society. I was not made to build someone else’s empire and die, my life has a greater meaning than that. That’s why I tell you to let your anchors go, explore and conquer the world – life is ticking away.
“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.”
Quote from ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ by Zora Neale Hurston.