Intelligence and creativity, without the ability to apply them in proportion to their stature, are tremendous burdens to carry. Their unfulfillment can lead to a hollow kind of psychosis that rots a talented mind from within. To be given ample faculties is a responsibility for which few young people prepare. Through chance, a seed of greatness appeared in you. Now the seed must grow.
All your faculties, your skills, and your training are nothing without the will to act. Without action, you may remain trapped in the playground of your idealized self forever, never accomplishing the great deeds which entertain you. Armchair dreamers and philosophers never live to see their ideas tested upon reality’s mantle.
When your vision stretches beyond ordinary horizons, you have set an obligation on yourself to follow it. Failure to fulfill this obligation will taint your resolve. The greater the distance between where you presently are and where you can conceive of going, the deeper your misery. Break the inertia of inaction before you are permanently entrenched where you are.
Bold pursuits matter to your growth because they will awaken your spirit. Allow yourself to become addicted to the emotional rewards of accomplishment. These pursuits add meaning to your time, which is measured in what you are capable of feeling in response to your experiences. Ignore this, and sentence yourself to a lifetime of idle suffering.
When the pain of remaining where you are surpasses the fear of moving, you will begin to implement your principles through the mechanics of your body. Your arms and legs become instruments for effecting the changes you require. Your mouth and hands spread the message of your principles. You have stepped out of the realm of the mind and into the shared space of society.
Real action contains resistance that does not exist in the intangible realm of the mind. When you activate your body, you push against the fabric of the universe. You enter the cosmic dispute for dominance over spaces and belongings to occupy. Understand that no object can be in two places at once, and no two objects can share the same space exactly.
When you speak your principles, you aggress against incompatible ideals. You display the nakedness of your psyche by putting its operation conclusions into words. Others will fight you, for you implicitly oppose what identifies them. It takes great character to stand your philosophical ground when your society sets itself against you.
You will feel the pain of error, making you want to quit when the resistance seems too strong. Those moments test your character. You must first struggle and fail. From the aftermath, you will build yourself to be better than you were before. It is no different than exercising a muscle to make it stronger.
The hero who is never tested in reality’s arena has never been on his journey, and his self is yet to develop.