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Getting it wrong

An excerpt from my first book, The Egosystem, contemplating the impact of things not working out often leads to our greatest moments of inspiration.

That’s part of the beauty of defeat. It creates a deepening appreciation for the dreams that we court.

But we all have a tolerance level beyond which even the probability of hope feels like a threat to our sanity.

When you reach that point, it’s important to understand that a new path doesn’t have to mean a new way to chase old dreams.

Sometimes, it may mean abandoning dreams and pursuing new ones.

Even if it’s just a dream of a solitary peace, after having spent yourself in trying to achieve a beautiful one with someone else.

There are no rules to what you must hold onto, or what you must let go of. Similarly, there are no rules that dictate that you must let go of something before you pursue something new.

Whatever balance you find in maintaining your sanity while believing in your reality, as long as no one else is affected, do it for you. Even if the rest of the world thinks you’re crazy.

And don’t forget to breathe…

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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