persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.



free of deceit; truthful and sincere.
persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.


Listen to Your Heart 

Living in a world with so many expectations and social pressure there comes a time when you just find yourself in a rut. You feel as though you’re just floating through life – drifting in and out of consciousness. Almost like your life has already been designed and planned for you by the higher powers in the world. There’s a feeling of frustration not being able to change your life drastically in a day, trapped by your own demotivation. Maybe it’s time to listen to your heart because that’s when you really start living. You must ride the waves instead of just floating in it.


As I am writing this I’m actually meant to be writing an essay that’s due very soon but I chose to write this because that’s what my heart tells me to do. Listening to your heart can be a simple as that. Don’t be stuck in a continuous cycle of doing things just because it is expected of you or because you’re too afraid to admit to yourself that you’re living someone else’s life. Listen to your heart because that’s when all you want in life will become clearer. All you have to do is listen and follow it through to the end. What is life if you’re not doing what you absolutely love?


What happens when people open their hearts?"
"They get better.” 

― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


Quit the job you hate, stop talking to that negative person, dress how you want, drop out of university that’s making you unhappy and live a life that you truly deserve. I know how hard that is to just change something in your life but if not now then when? You say “I’ll do it tomorrow” but tomorrow turns into ten days, ten months and ten years. If there’s something you love and have a passion for just go for it. You will never know what you can achieve if you don’t take that risk. You may have been in denial about something that you’ve always wanted to do or change but don’t be afraid. Your fear is only inside your own mind, remember that fear itself cannot harm you. Whatever you dream of or what to have is yours if you just let go of that fear and listen to your heart. Preserver through the tough times and see it through right to the very end not because you have to but because you deserve to know that you are capable of doing anything great. No matter what it is that you want to achieve big or small you can do it if you just listen and believe in yourself. The world is here for you to shine and you deserve to live a life that you are proud of. You are never to old or too young to do anything so just go for it. 


Listen to your heart because that’s when you really start living. 





Published by Yumi Koco