The Silent Screams of Status Quo

Status quo is a Latin phrase

It means your current situation

But here’s a thing you may not know

It causes much frustration


It crushes hopes

It stops our dreams

It’s full of “NO’s”

And silent screams


It keeps our mind in the comfort zone

And if we try to grow and change

It simply won’t condone


Its silent screams are very loud

They keep us in our tracks

And when we try to take that leap

It stops us with false facts


It says to us no way, you can’t

Who do you think you are?

You’ve never done this in your life

You’ll never get too far


You want to open up a store?

Or write a book?

You want to start a school?

Or teach people how to cook?


Whatever dreams you have inside

Whatever thoughts are born

If you’re not aware of the silent screams

Your future will be torn


You see our mind just does not care

Its job’s to keep us safe

Away from risks and all new things

It wants us in one place


Just know that every time you think and dream

These forces hold you back

And if you’re not aware of this

You’ll stay under attack


So be aware of all the things

That want you “safe & sound”

And know that those who reach the moon

At some point leave the ground


You’ll need to jump and build your wings

So be aware of this

Have faith in you and go for it

Or you will be remiss!


I said “aware” a bunch of times

And here it is again

Awareness truly is the key

To quiet those screams my friend!



“Live your purpose”

Eric Konovalov

The Goal Guide



Comments 2

  1. Pasha
    May 12, 2016

    What a powerful poem! You described the thought process and the obstacles of every individual who wants to step out of the “status quo”. My favorite phrase in the poem ” and know that those who reach the moon at some point leave the ground”. Great message brother, and at least for me, it came at a perfect time. Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Anna
    June 2, 2016

    Wow!! Powerful, insightful, beautiful!!

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