So last weekend I decided to watch the Matrix Trilogy. It amazing to think that such a classic movie came out when I was in high school. I think I may have been a freshman or sophomore, I’m not sure. But I remember discussing some of the subliminal messages and meaning in the movie during my Psychology class. Fast forward to now, and here I am again, re-watching some of the greatest special effects and dialouge ever used in movies and this pops in my head:
“There’s a difference between knowing success and living success.”
Now I don’t know which scene in the movie prompted this thought, but I know that’s it’s been on my brain ever since. Is there a difference between knowing success and living success? Most definately.
All my life, I’ve been told I would be successful. Go to school, get good grades, get a job, Success. I’ve never doubted that I would be successful, after all that’s what I’ve been taught all my life. I worked hard and I benefited from it. No complaints here.
Now that I’ve moved to NY, left my job, left my home, left my comfort zone, I’m starting all over. Now I have to reevaluated the concept of success. I know what success is because I’ve had it. Now I have to live it. I now have to take that confidence I had before and apply to my everyday life. I have to LIVE success now. What does that mean? That means that now I truly go for what I want in life, not what I’ve been told I should want. I have to stop wishing I could do things and do them. The word can’t doesn’t exist anymore. I have to live success now. If one can differentiate knowing success from living success, then they will be unstoppable. You might as well get out of my way now. 😉