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Jan 10, 2019 21:08:46

The Calling

by @gabrielgreco PATRON | 254 words | 17🔥 | 125💌

Gabriel Greco

Current day streak: 17🔥
Total posts: 125💌
Total words: 55216 (220 pages 📄)

Every day you wake up and you hear the same thing. It's telling you that you're behind, that there is some catching up to do. It's telling you that you can ignore it all you want, but that it's going to remind you tomorrow anyway. And the day after, and the one after, and so on. 

It's telling you that, for you, there is no such thing as a life without regrets, because every time you ignore your calling you're only piling up more of them atop an already looming mountain of regrets. It is mountain you're unable to scale, though you visit its base camp every single day, and then leave, intimidated by its cloud covered summit. 

You could have written a novel by now. Or at least a novella. You've wasted so much time. Why did you waste all of this time? You know you can't run away, you know that eventually you're going to have to climb it, and you know that, even then, when you're too busy working to pile up new regrets, you're going to regret not having started sooner. 

It isn't for a lack of ideas either. Your ideas sprout and, like fractals, expand and form on top of other, newer, ideas. You try to push them away, but of course, at best you're only making room for new ones. 

And so The Calling keeps on calling you. Every day.

And one day, you're going to begin to climb. 

Is it today?


  • 1

    @gabrielgreco Here I am because curious about what's your first post about.

    It's obvious that the calling has led you in #TeamStreak as well as the past 80 posts. My new tab in chrome is https://altoplanner.com/ with a personal dashboard that shows progress bars for life, year, month, week and day.

    Whenever I enter ctrl T, I was reminded that "I am behind, that there is some catching up to do". It really scares me at first, I became even more depressed for a long time.

    Since you could write such a post, I guess you surely get the power of the calling not like me.

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Jul 05, 2019 19:35:19
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      @5plus6 I love the idea of altoplanner as much as it scares me. It's there in black and white telling you that you're fucking up. Nobody likes to see that. But maybe -and this is where 200wad works for me - the important thing is to set ONE life goal. As long as you work towards that, there is no need to feel depressed. If you set 10 goals and you're on 4/10 it feels like you're failing. But maybe those 4 are the important ones, or only one is truly important, so you're not actually failing.
      When it comes to accomplishments I think it's important you are realistic and that you set out to accomplish only those things that really mean something to you.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jul 05, 2019 17:27:32
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    @gabrielgreco Loved it! The scariest part would be to never listen to it, or do so when it's too late. How many things are we not doing because of this?

    Esperanza Garcia avatar Esperanza Garcia | Jan 11, 2019 00:02:27
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      @nomadavirtual Very true. And the answer is "many"!

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 11, 2019 15:19:56
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    @gabrielgreco wow cool! I felt a little bit scared, but very motivating.

    Cesar Gustavo A.E. avatar Cesar Gustavo A.E. | Jan 10, 2019 21:19:49
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      @avatartavox Glad you liked it. And yes, it is scary, that's the point. Maybe the scarier it is, the more you know have to do it.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 10, 2019 23:23:22
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