Everyday we wake up we get this feeling of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with our current reality, You can feel it in your gut, your heart, your brain and in your bones.
While we are growing up we are taught to follow all these rules; go get a job, save money and then retire. Times have changed, reality has changed. The more our society progresses, the more we need to progress. Instead of our average life expectancy being 70 years old, majority of people are living to 85-95 years old. More inventions and things we never thought was humanly possible are being created. Regular jobs are disappearing because of artificial intelligence. If we don't think outside the herd mentality, we will constantly be stuck in the past. If you do what everyone else does, you'll get what everyone else has. Plain and simple. Everyday we must be figuring out, what makes us stand out? What makes us as a unique individual? Why will be get ahead compared to the person beside us? Every single day we must be focused on personal growth. For example if it's building our mental factory, learning to be more effective as a human being, learning a new skill that brings value to others or if it creates economic activity. Are you on a daily basis taking one step ahead, or one step back, in a psychological sense?
Time is limited and extremely scarce. Once it's used it can never come back. Treat your life as a long calendar. What are your plans for tomorrow, week, quarter, year or even century? Most individuals just think about this very outlandish goal, super far out in the sky. These individuals talk about it all the time. It makes them feel good. It creates a sense of accomplishment even though they haven't achieved it. Then, we look at their current life and they are literally doing nothing that is directly correlated to what they are trying to achieve. They believe that if they just think of this goal everyday it will fly from the sky. An angel from above will come down, take their hand and drop them where they belong. As Jim Rohn would say, "Affirmations without discipline is the beginning of delusion". Majority of individuals, even myself in the past, go into a state on reaffirming to everyone what you will achieve but in reality it made you feel actually less excited about it because instead of transferring your energy into an activity that can produce a result, you end up wasting your high level of energy and transferring it into someone else who probably could care less.
Start early and get into full gear now. Don't continue to postpone your life goals, for example, if it's self growth, investing, going to school, getting that job that can lead up to your potential dream job, reading, listening to others who have what you want. Truth is, some of us will do all these things but then forget about the importance of reading and listening to audios which contribute to our self growth. I believe without these mechanisms in your life, especially if you have been brought up in an environment in your life where money was scarce and hard to get, we must be reading and learning new concepts on a daily basis. If we don't contribute to our mind, free opinions will take over. Starting from an itch, becoming a wound and developing into a gushing blister full of blood. What I mean by these free opinions is the opinions of anyone around you. This can be your best friend, family member, acquaintance or even co-worker. People see you doing well and they want to hold you back, it's human nature. The herd usually wants to hold you back, so they will come up with reasons in their head why it wont work for you. For example, the risk involved and sacrifices you are going to need to make. Guess what ends up happening? You get what they have and you stay exactly where you are.
Take advantage of the time you have now, so you can later trade that time for experience. When you trade time for experience you allow yourself to spend more time on things that really matter. Take control of your life. What happens, happens to all of us. What we do about what happens to us makes the difference. Learn how to manage your finances now, learn how to communicate effectively now, learn how to provide value to another now, and develop a new skill now, Don't wait for tomorrow.
Truth is, majority of us won't get what we want by the time we really want it. We allow discouragement and disappointment to build up to finally tear us apart and develop this mentality that the economy is not fit for us to succeed, or you weren't born with the right genes. We start to believe we don't have the skills to get what we want. We take one step forward and the wind pushes us one step back. We veer off the road and live our life in resignation. We come to the conclusion that we are not meant to succeed so i'll just live the way everyone else does. Listen, we aren't that type of human being. We can do what we want, no matter what age. Put your life into perspective, be patience and BECOME BETTER EVERYDAY. Simply, if you don't do those things you'll fall behind and the person who is up an hour before you working on their craft will get ahead and you'll be left in the wind flying in the sky. Take control of your life now. Don't be like the 97%. Don't eat what they eat, don't talk like they talk, don't think how they think and don't do what they do. You are unique, so act like it.
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