When was the last time you looked in the mirror? Not the one you stare in when brushing your teeth. The one that a friend holds up to reveal the ugly parts of your life. The one that shows you’re not the man or woman you want to be. The one that throws back in your face all your terrible excuses and extreme laziness. That’s the mirror you need every day.

Who cares if your hair isn’t perfect or there’s something in your teeth. That stuff won’t ruin your life. The other stuff, the laziness, lack of direction, and general ennui, is what will ruin your life.

Take a good look in the mirror that reflects your life. Is what you see what you want?

Excerpted quote of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe taken from Robert Greene’s Mastery:

“The misery that oppresses you lies not in your profession but in yourself! What man in the world would not find his situation intolerable if he chooses a craft, an art, indeed any form of life, without experiencing an inner calling? Whoever is born with a talent, or to a talent, must surely find in that the most pleasing of occupations! Everything on this earth has its difficult sides! Only some inner drive – pleasure, love – can help us overcome obstacles, prepare a path, and lift us out of the narrow circle in which others tread out their anguished, miserable existences!”