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How are things going for you?

Do you need some advice to help you get out of a rut?

Or are you cruising along and have some tips to share?

Stickied postModerator of r/GetMotivated

Please use this thread to share your victories and achievements this week.


Stuck to my plan of getting to the gym 3x this week.

Got an A on my test as a result of consistent study.


Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Author : Common


...tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work–as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for–the things which I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?’

–But it’s nicer here…

So you were born to feel “nice?” Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands?

–But we have to sleep sometime…

Agreed. But nature set a limit on that–as it did on eating and drinking. And you’re over the limit. But not of working. There you’re still below your quota. You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too and what it demands of you. People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it, they even forget to wash and eat.”

– Marcus Aurelius


If you have determined a path to travel in, yet you become so set on following it no matter what you won’t see the warning signs that quicksand is ahead or the turnoff for a much better path. Read more about this and four other inspirational psychology quotes (here)[]


First off, I'm not depressed. I've been to a therapist 2 times, I've been on meds more than once. I'm not depressed; I'm discontent with my life and I don't know how to fix it. The reason I give this disclaimer is that so many post similar to this one on reddit made me self diagnose and seek treatment for a condition I didn't have. I'm not depressed but I need help fixing my life because I just cant see the path ahead of me anymore.

Some things about me: I'm a military bratt so I moved my whole life and am not really from or settled in any one area. The PNW is my current home and I could see myself staying, but I'm not "from" here. The other thing is that I'm gay, and while my family accepts me they don't really understand me.

I didn't enjoy high school, and didn't have many friends during that time in my life. It's because I felt alone and like no one would understand me. I'm currently in college, and have only 1 or 2 friends I see occasionally. I don't really know why I'm majoring in what I'm majoring in, but I don't want to leave to go live with a relative and work minimum wage.

I've also been distracted by a boy I was seeing for a while. He's really attractive and intelligent, and has a similar background to me. I felt like we could have been something but he didn't really want to go out with me, and we've remained friends since then but honestly I kinda just feel crushed about it. I'm friends with his friends so I don't want to cut him out but I just feel bummed all the time cuz it feels no one new compares.

I feel absolutely nothing in my life is going the way I'd like it to be going; not my family life, social life, romantic life, or school life. I've tried to be outgoing but it's come to the point I just do my schoolwork and then go home to play league.

I'd like to be happy. I have some ill-define desires I may want to fulfill someday. But right now I can't see what they are or push myself towards them because I feel so bummed and defeated I don't know how to proceed, nor do I have any motivation to do so. I feel like I'm wasting a lot of time I could spend living.

Any advice helps, thanks!

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