"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day and how awesome it'll be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present."
They say that the early bird gets the worm...
But how do you know how early the earliest bird comes? The world is full of ambitious people -- great thinkers, big dreamers, innovative minds. A lot of people have really great ideas, big plans for their future, a fully painted picture of what their success is going to look like. How many people actually achieve these goals? How many people are willing to lose the extra hours of sleep, to really exert the time and energy to act on their creativity? The future is ambiguous and indefinite; the future also seems timeless. Logically, I know that my time is limited and that I might not live past 40. Yet, when I catch myself imagining the future, I see a long, long life -- I see a husband, raising my own children, seeing my children have my grandchildren, etc. It's easy to keep the future as the future, always an image of how great the future will be but never actualizing that to the present. We may think we're being the early bird or that one day we will be the early bird, but as each day passes there are flocks of birds beating you to the catch of a lifetime. Don't get lost in the labyrinth -- set your sights and set yourself free.