I read an article about "Winners vs Losers". It's got a list of points about the differences between people who achieve and people who don't. I've heard these soundbites a lot of times before and they've always struck me as confusing and contradictory, so I wrote up a fast list of questions and posted them up in reply.
The short version of what I asked is that there are hundreds of sites that say, for example, that you shouldn't quit at something just because it's hard, and the same sites will tell you that you shouldn't waste time flogging a dead horse, but that I've no idea how to tell the difference between those two situations.
For example, I go climbing every weekend. I don't like it, I don't like the people I go with, and I don't have any plans to take it any further than it is. But I don't really like anything at all, and I can't figure out what I should be doing with my time and I usually end up sitting around and staring into space if I don't go. So if I go climbing even when I don't like it, is that fighting apathy, or is that surrendering to apathy?
If anyone wants to read the full article it's here,
and as of this writing my comment's the only one there. The article plus my reply is very TL:DR, so apologies in advance.
So is there a 'right way' to go about things? I can easily dismiss the article as being just a bunch of rhetoric, but I really am a 'loser' - 25, still with parents, no hobbies (except the climbing), no job, no job prospects, not the slightest idea how to change all that, and no idea what 'change' actually is or what it entails.
So yeah, I guess my question boils down to "What is the right way to live?" Or "Where did you get your ideals?" So, you know, nothing huge or anything.