i couldn’t pick just one favorite quote, so i decided to make a post with my top 5 favorite quotes!
1. everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. be kind, always.
we are quick to jump to conclusions, and say harsh words we don’t mean. keeping this in mind helps me remember that you never know what someone could be going through, and to be gentle.
2. when thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
what has happened has happened, and this quote has helped me learn lessons from my past and move forward. as i am also prone to overthinking, this helps me realize that i shouldn’t worry so much about what will happen.
3. there are 3 rules in life: 1. if you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. 2. if you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. if you do not step forward, you will always remain in the same place.
pretty self-explanatory. i like the logicalness of these rules, and how simple they are, yet profound. i remember these whenever i am hesitating or unsure, when i am worried about something, or when i cannot give something my all.
4. you have to continue to work even when you’re not being praised. you have to dig deep and go the extra mile because breakthroughs don’t happen when you do the bare minimum. it has to come from you and be for you. it all comes down to you.
it is hard to keep going when everything feels pointless. why should i keep working hard? no one even notices or recognizes my efforts. what is the point in reaching for excellence? will this even benefit me in the end? whenever i get like this, this quote reminds me of the answers to these questions.
5. motivation is what gets you started. habit is what keeps you going.
motivation, that lets-do-this!! attitude only lasts for so long. simple motivation is not enough to power you through everything. discipline and habit will keep you on you path, even when you can’t bring yourself to.
these quotes have really helped me when i was struggling, and i hope they can do that for you too!
Could you possibly do a mafia!daddy!phil × pastel!little!Dan ? ?? Cause that hc is freaking grEAT (possibly some smut?)
Prompt: dan wearing those cute velvet shorts you see on Instagram and phil can’t keep his hands off of him. (mafia!daddy!phil and whiny!little!dan?)
Oral fixation pastel Dan is all I beg you for
can i pleeease have some more little dan with oral fixation???
Here y’all go. Plus dirty talk, exhibitionism, and cockslut!dan. If you have trouble getting past the cut on mobile, open in your browser.
son of the boss always has it perks, but when your father is the boss of the
mafia, the fringe benefits are almost endless. It certainly isn’t the most
relatable circumstance, but Phil Lester is acutely aware of the privilege his
heritage brings. His family has never had any financial issues, and, although
it may not be the most honest money, it made for a very comfortable childhood.
Growing up, Phil never had to worry about being bullied in school – even though
he was a fairly strange, quirky kid that would usually attract that kind of
negative energy in the cesspool of teenage hormones that is high school,
everyone was well aware of who his father was and what he could do, so he was
left well alone. Now that he’s older, his blood keeps on giving in the form of
a large house in London and connections with almost every business in a ten
kilometre radius. That’s not to say Phil has had an easy life, but his problems
are quite disparate from the average persons’. He may be rich with a notorious
last name that opens back doors, but he does live with the constant knowledge
that he may be shot dead at any moment, so he supposes it all evens out.
He works as part of the family, of course. That’s how the mob operates
and, although he’s had his fair share of morality crises, he enjoys it. He’s
not the eldest son, so, as long as nothing happens to Martyn, he isn’t expected
to take over when his father – willingly, or otherwise – steps down, but he is
still in control of some aspects of it. He supposes he’s a capo, in a way,
being able to give orders to soldiers to do the bidding that’s sometimes his
own, and sometimes passed down to him from his father. Most of the members he
ranks above are considerably older than him, considering he’s only twenty-five,
and he can tell from the hard look in their eyes when he gives orders that
they’re not exactly thrilled about that. It doesn’t really matter, though,
because to go against Phil is to go against the boss and, unless they’re
actively looking to be killed, that’s not a very bright idea.
Phil’s seen a lot of shit since being inducted into the business at
twenty. Before that, his father always kept things vague and the gory details
hidden, probably more on Phil’s mothers’ wishes than his own, but the reality
of what being in the mafia involves couldn’t be sugar-coated for him forever.
He’s seen theft, assault, battery, and a fair share of murder. It’s not what
Phil would call ideal, but it comes with the kill-or-be-killed lifestyle. He’s
pretty much desensitised to the horror of it all by this point, but there is
one incident that affected him above any other; it was also the chain of events
that led to him meeting Dan.