This is a great quote and one to keep in mind daily, multiple times daily. I have to create my own life. There are molds and expectations and norms out there and paths and trajectories that most people follow. There are no rules that tell me that I have to follow those paths. It’s a huge illusion. It’s also so easy to get wrapped up in it all, thinking that you can’t have this or that or you can’t do this or that. Or that you can only do that if you do this first. Or everything is difficult and requires decades of hard work. No, that is all just a socially accepted set of beliefs that most people follow because it is easier to do so than create and follow your own set of beliefs. The people that follow the paths of normalcy will tell you that life is hard work, life is stressful, nothing comes easy, there are always problems to solve, and on and on. Don’t listen to those people. Let them speak for themselves and let them live that life if they so choose. But you? You’re better than that. Who says you have to subscribe to such nonsense? Life doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful or non-exciting or a constant grind. It can be exciting, fascinating, and positive every day. It’s your choice.
Step outside for a while. Examine your life as an outsider looking in. Don’t go through life just following the norm, following what those around you are doing. Believe. Create. Do. Dare to be different. Dare to live an exciting life. Dare to create your own rules, your own way of living. What have you got to lose?
Successful people don’t leave their lives up to chance. They don’t follow the paths laid out for them by the millions of people who’ve come before. No. Successful people create their own paths because they know there is a better way, a more exciting way. Swim against the tide. Do something that people tell you is impossible. Do something you think you can’t do. You’ll surprise yourself. I guarantee it.
Once you step outside and observe yourself, you’ll realize how silly it is that the majority of people subscribe to “reality”. What the heck is reality? Reality is nothing more than what most people do. Look around you. Are most people happy, excited on a daily basis, successful, content, positive? I don’t think so. So why would you subscribe to their set of beliefs? Why would you emulate your world after theirs?
Dig deep. Have a heart. Have the guts. Find the guts. Just do whatever you’ve got to do to challenge your reality. It’s fun. I promise.
Have a great weekend!