Anger, in all its forms and nuances, is the best motivating emotion there is. Success is scarcely found without ties to this potent agitator lurking somewhere down deep. A kid looks in a store window, he sees a shiny new red bike, then he feels the holes in his pockets... The fire is lit. From that primal emotional reaction, the child realizes that want and anger are directly linked to each other. Now, I know we live in a so called "enlightened" society and I certainly don’t want to discourage any zen aficionados out there. But I say, why fight it? Is the kid supposed to be thankful he doesn’t have a pot to piss in? Or should he remember that feeling every time he feels far away from something he wants?
Every time I feel too far away from my destination, every time my vision is blurred, I become that kid again. I become angry at myself. I become angry
at everyone around me. I feel the sense of urgency rush back over me. I know that there is a mean streak a mile wide across my back and I am thankful
for my anger. Lurking beneath every loss, every tear, every broken dream is anger. We, as a people, are about as far from a utopian society as we have ever been in my way of thinking, so fuck it, ride the wave.
A real warrior doesn’t lament what he has lost. He becomes angry. He goes on the warpath. He goes looking for a fight. I find a hundred reasons every day
to be thankful and that is correct. I can find one reason a day to be angry and that is when I step in the gym. I see that shiny new bike in the store window and I'm mad cause I don’t have it yet. I won’t lament mistakes or catalogue regrets, but I will get on the warpath and go looking for a fight. To be brutally honest, I stay angry pretty much all the time and I have found no greater motivator than anger. I'm sure there is someone somewhere whistling zippidy-doo-da, it’s just not my way.
I train upset. I stay upset. People ask me how much is enough. I tell them, I'll let you know when I get there. They ask does it ever get any easier. I tell them, I hope not. Who wants easy? What is worth having that comes cheap?
I’ve been to Lake Louise many times... but it has never looked quite as glorious as this 🤤☃️
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📷: @davieg8 "This was taken at Tunnel View from my first visit to Yosemite National Park last August which was a dream come true to me. It's by far one of the most beautiful sceneries I've ever seen. I was there with 2 Sony cameras, a7R II & a6000 with a wide angle lens attached to one and a telephoto to the other to make sure not to waste any time changing lenses so and not to miss any moment.." | a6000 | Sony 55-210mm @ 55mm | f/8 | 1/1250 | ISO 500 |