"Running changes are the hardest things to make in life. As you get older, you can only make running changes, because you can’t press pause. Some of you press pause for the months of July and August and figure out how you’d like to change in September. But when you get a little bit older, the entire line blurs into one big game, match, theatrical event, you’re always on. You can’t stop. And so what you have to learn to do is change while you’re moving. And the way that I visualize that is being off at sea, because when you’re an adult, you’re just off at sea. You can’t pull into port and look at your boat from the outside in, you can’t. You’re on the boat. You’re moving, you’re sailing. Sometimes, you get a tear in the sail in the middle of the storm, and you yourself have to climb the mast and fix the sale while you are still on the boat. and that’s incredibly hard, but it can be done. So I’m just trying to say to you tonight, that if you want to change - you can. You just decide to make the running change. And that ain’t easy. If you don’t like your job, don’t quit. Start looking around while you still have the job you have. It’s okay. We will fix ourselves along the way because there is no pitstop in life anymore, so you are allowed to fix yourself on the fly. It can be done, and I will tell you it is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do in your life. Sometimes you need to swap friends. Sometimes you got the wrong friend in your situation and you have to ask that person psychically or verbally to please exit the scenario. And that’s the running change. You can’t pause that conversation. That’s your life in motion. Ladies and gentlemen, this is your life in motion. You can do whatever you like with your life in motion. But all things in motion need at least as much inertia in the opposite direction than the motion you’ve already had. So it’s hard, I know. But if you don’t like it, decide during this next guitar solo, that you want to change it. You wanna go home? You make that phone call. You wanna say goodbye? You make that phone call. You wanna say I’m sorry for saying goodbye and like to say hello again? You make that phone call. But you can always change. If you’re still alive, you can still change."
� John Mayer (via eatsleepjohnmayer)