Have you ever noticed that when you are younger people tell you that you can be anything you want.
They tell you to dream big and that you can accomplish anything.
And then a few years goes by and you actually want to do something that is considered a bit outrageous and people don’t understand why.
People think you are crazy for thinking differently than them.
Suddenly the tables have flipped. People start expecting you to behave exactly as they do. If you don’t conform to their expectations, some of them get confused or even irritated.
They want you to follow the herd just like they have done so that it will validate their existence.
Their logic shifts from being an independent thinker to “groupthink”.
Make Your Own Decisions
You have to be willing to stand up and make your own path. Always ask yourself “why”.
Why should I do that? Just because everyone is going to university does not mean you have to go too. Be your own person.
Why should I buy a house? Well that’s the way a person does things you are told! But it does not mean it is the right decision for you. Think for yourself.
See also- The Myth of Owning A Home
People Are Waking Up
A lot of people are realizing that they want to Change The Code. They want to change the way they have been programmed to think about how to live their life.
Some people want to learn about a different way to travel. They want to explore the world on their terms and they are seeking adventure.
Others are choosing to become entrepreneurs and want to create something of value around their passions.
And a lot of people are choosing to not settle down and get married at a very young age.
Instead of being a Sheeple you know that there is a better way to live.
You are in control. You are the one who makes the decisions about your life.
Charge is hard when you know deep down that you are not being true to yourself. You have followed the path that someone else told you to follow. And now you feel stuck.
What do you do? Give up? Throw your hands in the air and go back to doing what you have always done? Unfortunately the majority of people do just that.
So many people get to the end of their lives and reflect back and wish they have taken more chances. That they had been true to themselves and followed their heart.
Figuring out your core values and principles can help you stay on course no matter what life throws at you. If you want to live a meaningful life, you should start by asking yourself the question, what really lights me up? What matters to me? Your family, your community and society in general will have plenty to say about what they think you should be doing, but, ultimately, only you can answer this question. You’re in control of your destiny.
A 2002 study showed that happy people are more likely to have “fulfilling marriages and relationships, high incomes, superior work performance, community involvement, robust health, and a long life.”
Your Inner Critic Needs To Shut Up
We all have one. That voice that tells you your’re not good enough, not young enough, not smart enough. It tells you to not be such a dreamer and don’t be so foolish. Get your head out of the clouds and just go get a job like everyone else!
Your brain is trying to protect you. We are hardwired to not want to fail and somewhere in our subconscious we are scared that if we follow our hearts in will lead to failure. “Follow the safe path little sheep”, it says.
You need to stay the course and get out of your comfort zone.
Life is too short to be what others might expect you to be. There will be ups and downs but that is life.
And at least you are living it on your terms.
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“Change The Code. Change Your Life”