a lot of people come up to me and they ask me:
“Marko, what is it that motivates you most?”
And to answer their question, I reply back with a question.
我说 “如果我告诉你 你只有一周的生命了 你会怎么办”
I say: “What if I told you that you had one week left to live?”
Would you regret not pursuing your dreams, passions, and desires?
Would you regret not living your life to the fullest?
Would you regret not spending as much time with your family, friends or loved ones?
You know, Steve Jobs said in a speech one time that
he used to wake up every morning,
look in the mirror and ask himself questions like this.
And he said that if the answer was “yes” for too many days in a row,
then he knew that he had to change something.
And that should go for all of us.
If you’re living a life that you would not be okay with losing,
because you weren’t able to do things you wanted to do.
Then now you know that you need to change something.
Life is simply too short and unpredictable
to not live exactly the way that you please.
It is ridiculously unpredictable.
It is possible that on any given day to die at any point throughout that day.
without ever being able to see it coming.
You know, when I was 13,
I had this teacher who was an absolutely amazing person.
I’ve known him for several years then.
And he had two kids, a loving wife.
He was a man of God, contributed to the community.
He gave us everything that he had,
and he would bike to school every single day.
I always remember him come to school on his bike.
And one morning on his way to school, it was early in the morning,
he was crossing an intersection,
a reckless driver comes out of nowhere,
hits him, he dies on the spot.
On the moment of impact,
his death taught me so many valuable things in life.
And one of them being that
it went on to show that no matter how much you don’t deserve to die,
and no matter how good of a person you are,
and no matter what your situation is, no matter anything,
it goes to show that death is inevitable, in random.
And it will eventually consume each and every single one of us,
不论是在未来五十年 十年 明年 甚至是明天
whether it’s in 50 years, in 10 years, next year or even tomorrow.
You cannot control it,
the people around you cannot control,
as long as you’re at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Your whole life could disappear in the blink of an eye,
along with everything you wished you could have done.
Whether you’re walking down the street,
whether you’re stepping into the elevator,
whether you’re walking down the stairs,
whether you’re, whether you’re just existing.
Listen, you’ll see people from nowhere die of a heart attack, gone.
没有家族病史 没有症状 没有因由 什么都没有
No family history, no symptoms, no causes, nothing.
It happens and that’s the cool life that we live in.
And it’s something that we cannot control.
So what I want to make clear is that
regardless of the path that you take in your life,
at one point death will consume you.
It doesn’t care whether you floss your teeth in the morning,
whether you raise a family or not,
whether you go on to be rich or a success, a failure,
whether… whatever, you are still going to die at one point.
It is that simple.
And knowing that you’re going to die soon should be the biggest motivation
to both make the difficult decisions in life
and to get your ass out of bed in the morning.
So now the question becomes
“What is it that you truly have to lose?”
If you pursue your dreams and you fail,
sure you might be a little bit more financially unstable.
You might experience stress or other feelings you wish you never had to experience.
But either way, even if you fail,
you will end up back to where you started,
which is where you are now.
So what do you literally have to lose,
some of you right now,
you’re thinking about maybe starting the business,
you have a great idea that you want to incorporate into your lifestyle,
maybe you’re thinking about pursuing your dreams to the fullest,
maybe you’re thinking about putting in the work
成为医生 工程师 消防员或专业运动员
to become a doctor, an engineer, a firefighter, a professional athlete.
But some of you won’t follow these ambitions,
because you’re afraid.
You are afraid to fail.
You let the fear of failure dictate your actions.
And you’re afraid of what mama or papa thinks.
You’re afraid of what your sister, your brother thinks,
your, or your grandpa, your grandma, or your cousins, or whoever,
but what truly matters is you.
You are in possession of a gift.
You have a talent, and whatever that talent is,
you can make yourself and people around you
a stronger and better place with it.
But sometimes, the only way to do that is to take a risk.
At one point you have got to take a leap,
if you want to make that gift that you have become a reality,
otherwise society will gladly accept you as a nine-to-five slave working,
只为支付房租 为生存 为周末而苟活
just to pay off your rent, and to stay alive and to live for the weekend,
which is the absolutely worst way to live.
If you don’t jump,
believe me, if you don’t pursue your gift,
you will live a life full of regret in your gift, your dreams,
everything that you ever had to offer to the world
will die with you from first–hand experience.
I am pissed off at myself.
I’m pissed off and I regret so much in my life.
I can’t even fathom explaining it,
not about, not about what I’ve done,
but what I haven’t done.
All the opportunities that I turned down,
and all the chances that I never took,
just because I was afraid or because I was worried about what other people think.
And I officially decided to sit down.
I sat down for weeks.
I didn’t, I didn’t just think of what I’m saying right now.
I didn’t think of it overnight.
This is months, this is months of thinking.
And I just sat down and I just wrote.
And after comparing,
the randomness of death
versus the chance of you failing
while relentlessly pursuing your dreams,
versus the chance of you living a terrible life,
because you failed that pursuing your dreams
versus just calling it a day right now,
and living a traditional, western world lifestyle,
versus everything you can think of,
versus absolutely everything.
And I can gladly say that right now, as of this moment right here.
I would rather live each day as if it were my last,
and take every risk possible
in these sacred moments that I have on earth now
to make myself as successful and happy as possible.
Then to be sitting in my deathbed
when I’m 90 years old,
regretting not taking a chance,
and thinking about what my life could have been
如果在18岁 或者15岁 或者22岁时 我能迈出那一步会怎样
if I just jumped when I was 18, or when I was 15, or when I was 22,
because tomorrow is not a promise.
I would rather die trying to live my dreams
than to live a longer life filled with regrets.
Life is too short and too unpredictable to limits.
I’ve seen it at first hand.
It is not worth it to live it safe, basic, and traditional,
but do you know why most people choose to live that safe life
over taking risks in their life?
I mean there’s a pretty good argument not to what,
why would you, why would you take a risk that puts you through stress
puts your family through stress,
makes you lose sleep, makes you lose time,
makes you put in the extra work,
makes you take ridiculous chances that are 1 to 1,000.
You know, but before even continue,
the fact that I’m even sitting here and talking is astonishly ridiculous on its own.
The chance of you being born is 1 to 400 trillion.
That number is so big, you cannot even wrap your head around it.
But okay, what, what I wanted to say was that
the reason why people don’t want to take these risks
is because right now, they feel like they got a lot to lose.
And then their current situation is relatively nice,
and most importantly, right now they are comfortable.
They got used to living basic within society standards
being with their friends every now and then, being well-rested,
they got comfortable.
And when you get comfortable, you don’t want to move.
And that comfort zone, I like to call it “the danger zone”,
because this comfort zone will persuade you
to stay in there for as long as possible.
And it is, I know, I know how it is, I know the comfort zone.
It is so convincing.
It is so hard to escape comfort, I know.
And as it persuades you to stay in there,
you will literally, unconsciously,
see, I’m so serious when I say this,
you will literally see your whole life go right by you.
And the main reason that I’m serious about this now is
because I am pissed off for drainness.
I want to move mountains.
And like Ray Lewis once said:
“If you’re not pissed off for greatness,
then you’re okay with being mediocre.”
And I am definitely not okay with being average.
And I don’t think anyone should be. But…
总之 我想说 为什么我一开始就说这些
Anyways, to address why I’m even talking about any of this at all in the first place is
because I recently got an offer to move out to Los Angeles, California
to live with two other entrepreneurs as a content creator and media influencer.
And it makes me sad
because it’s opened up my eyes to see what I truly have in store for me.
What’s waiting for me out there in the future?
And it’s just a tiny glimpse of what I’m capable of achieving within my short life.
However, I doubt that I could get the right legal paperwork done
in order to move to the US to work for a job such as YouTube,
which is really non control of the government.
And the last thing that I want to do is to go to the U.S.
to work in a legal job as an illegal immigrant.
So as of this moment,
I feel like I have to pass up yet another opportunity.
And it makes me feel like I just keep letting my dreams slip from my hands once more.
And now that I’ve seen the reality of what is possible.
This house in LA, next to the beach on California,
with a huge city, great weather.
and working a job that I would absolutely love and live for
with people who share the exact same dream and vision.
It has me thinking like:
“嘿 没错 我乐于死在坚持追逐梦想的途中
“Hell, yeah, I would gladly die chasing this dream relentlessly
than never chase it at all and play it safe,
and being trapped within my own mind of thinking about what my life could have been.”
I hope to do more videos like this where I speak,
because they’re really like a therapy for me.
And it helps me get my mind off things,
and hopefully some people can be influenced by what I’m actually saying.
I would also like to say that
I think education is extremely important,
and plays a crucial role in to bringing success into your life and that knowledge is power.
The best thing in life is to always have a back-up plan,
and take into consideration what if something goes wrong.
And it’s something that every role model that I look up to tries to enforce,
but I feel like education will always be here for me to come back to,
不论是20岁 25岁 40岁 或生命结束时
whether I’m 20, 25, 40 or whatever end,
我想 自己拥有惊人的想法 洞察力 热情和内驱力
I think that I have an amazing idea, vision, passion and drive.
Now in my peak, and that I’m able to capitalize on,
这让我觉得 如果不追求梦想 我就会错过它
which makes me feel like I’m throwing it away if I don’t pursue it.
And the biggest response that I’ve been getting recently is
Marko, what if it fails?
我是说 如果失败了 怎么办
Which I mean, yeah, like what if it fails?
But that’s the whole point of taking a chance with things like startup companies or entrepreneurship.
It’s ridiculously high risk,
like what if I get hit by a car?
What if I lose my wallet,
or better yet, what if this succeeds?
You know, it’s easy to be negative or to be closed-minded,
but I think it’s easier to be optimistic and to be open-minded.
And please do yourself a favor,
which is a separate topic on its own for another time,
but try to surround yourself with people who impose and promote positivity and good advice.
You will notice the tremendous effect that it has on your lifestyle.
Starting your own business or being self-employed, although preferable,
doesn’t exactly require any kind of diploma or degree.
And I think that with a proper business plan
and with the drive that people like you who are watching this video
fuel me with.
I feel like I can accomplish anything.
If you’re still listening,
I love you, mad respect.
That’s true loyalty right there,
除非你说 “马科 我希望你余生都能好好休息”
if unless this has been “Marko I hope you all have a great rest of the day·”
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