What do you see when you look at this picture

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What do you see when you look at this picture?

December 25, 2017

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Apart from a dude taking a massive poo, what else do you see when you look at that picture?

What’s your interpretation of it?

Let me tell you mine

At first, all I saw was despair.

That picture is an accurate depiction of my life during one of my lowest points.

Far too often have I found myself, (mentally) in the foetal position similar to the image above wondering how unprepared I was for this game we call “life”, but, I suppose I’ve always hidden my struggles quite well.

As I grew older, I noticed a change in my thoughts: “life is unfair, and I am living on borrowed time and I’m quickly running out of it!”

I recall a certain period when I was just physically and mentally exhausted by everything and, boy oh boy, do I mean everything!

Socialising, going to church, education, earning money, “the working life”, unemployment, going out, having “fun”, pretending to be happy, and having small calves #Banter.

I was sick of it all! Even this society disgusted me.

Now that I think about it, I was actually quite a miserable bastard but once again, I guess I hid it quite well.

So what’s changed?

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when my mindset shifted (for good), but something amazing happened when I asked myself this simple question:

Am I living or simply existing?

The answer was frightening but that’s not to say that this was the first time this thought had crossed my mind. I was just finally in the mental space to finally address and confront it.

“Life is short”


Life can be really long… especially if you keep making the wrong decisions in life and whoever told you otherwise sold you a dream.

However, thinking about this statement also made me become more conscious of my mortality.

By truly understanding that I could die at any moment created in me a great sense of urgency. (Not to be confused with impatience).

Death itself became one of my biggest motivators!

Yes, I’m a constant work in progress but the man before you today has transformed into an absolute beast and still evolving.

Because I truly understand that we’re all living on borrowed time, this is why I’ve made personal development one of my biggest priorities as I navigate

Now, go back to the top and tell me: what do you see when you look at that picture?

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Timi Awolola