A new trend is upon us! We at Zymrat now huddle every friday for a quick catch up on each other’s life. We share our weekend plans, recent series and movies that we watched, sports that we have been playing among other things. In the last huddle, one of our team members quoted a series called Breaking Bad and that it had some stellar motivational impact on him. Well we believe motivation is all around us, packed in different ways. So we decided to turn this into a small article and deliver some inspiration to you. We picked some quotes by a few characters that we feel could provide just the right dose of some missing perseverance. Here it goes:
When fear strikes, in that moment you lose a sense of what to do next! Face your fears and overcome them with reason.
“I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen. Fifty years I spent like that—finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. And I came to realize, it’s that fear that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So, get up. Get out in the real world.”
- Walter White, Breaking Bad, Season 2
Sometimes we are unable to heal some scars that our past experiences leave behind. It is best to pack them up because there is nothing practical that can be done to change them.
“You need to stop focusing on the darkness behind you. The past is the past. Nothing can change what we’ve done.”
- Walter White, Breaking Bad, Season 5
In the pursuit of achieving the bigger goals, we miss out on little joys that life throws at us. Pause and appreciate them.
“Why should we do anything more than once? Should I just smoke this one cigarette? Maybe we should only have sex once if it’s the same thing? Should we just watch one sunset? Or live just one day? Because it’s new every time. Each time is a new experience.”
- Jane Margolis, Breaking Bad, Season 3
As humans, we err. We take decisions that later seem futile. But treat them as experiences and bag the learning. That’s it!
“Been thinking about a summer job I used to have marking trees in the woods. Tagging trees is a lot better than chasing monsters.”
- Hank Schrader, Breaking Bad, Season 5
Do not go by the book! Take life as it comes and live it on your own terms.
“I’ve been living with cancer for the better part of a year. Right from the start it’s a death sentence. That’s what they keep telling me. Well, guess what? Every life comes with a death sentence. So, every few months I come in here for my regular scan knowing full well that one of these times—hell, maybe even today—I’m gonna hear some bad news. But until then, who’s in charge? Me. That’s how I live my life.”
- Walter White, Breaking Bad, Season 4
Develop your confidence and stay motivated to keep it going. Believe in yourself!
“I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and it worked because I believed it.”
- Saul Goodman, Breaking Bad, Season 3
Consider failure lessons and not dips. It happened because something was lacking. Find it out and give it a better shot next time.
“The moral of the story is I chose a half measure when I should have gone all the way. I’ll never make that mistake again. No more half measures, Walter.”
- Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad, Season 3, Half Measures
Breaking Bad is a series that is about a chemistry teacher who got diagnosed with cancer. While that seemed like an imminent end to his life, something unusual happened. And that led to a huge change that he’d never anticipated.