Thank you evolution for giving us these super computers encased within our skull. In life our intelligence is the biggest thing that we need to overcome. We have 70,000 thoughts per day and we run around like ants or bees responding to the signals that surround us. We get lost in tunnels of thoughts. Each leading us further and further away from ever having any understanding of reality and our ability to do whatever it is we want to do.
WE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT MATTER
It may sound selfish on the surface, but we need to put ourselves first. I spent years focusing on other peoples lack of motivation, and lack of self confidence. I want to get inside of their heads and scream, “Wake up!” Why can I see life with an open mind, and yet this person feels as if their life is crumbling from the inside out? Perception. We all see life as we choose to see it.
By focusing and wanting to help people believe in themselves as much as I did slowed down my growth. Sure I’m wiser for trying, but I was spending more of my energy trying to change someone’s perspective instead of focusing on my own perception of the situation. I became so caught up in the worlds problems, at least how I perceived them, and I was neglecting myself.
THE WORLD IS FULL OF HATE ~ VS ~ THE WORLD IS FULL OF LOVE
The world is whatever it is we choose to focus our attention on. There will always be good and bad in the world, love and hate, but what we choose to focus on only intensifies either of the two. If we believe the world is full of ugliness and evil we are only adding fuel to that fire. The same is true for LOVE.
Whichever triumphs is because we allowed the winner to prevail.
HOW TO GET OUT OF OUR HEAD
Like with any problem, the first step for solving it is realizing that there is a problem. For me I limit outside influences. I don’t live like a hermit, but I am selective who I let in. The opinions of other people that I allow to influence me are monitored carefully. You can say I am bit overprotective of myself, as we all should be. This doesn’t limit me from meeting people, But the difference is who I choose to keep close and who do I limit my interactions with.
Television, news, and magazines are some of our greatest influencers. I don’t watch much television and rarely watch the news. Remember evolution and 70,000 thoughts per day? Imagine how much of an influence TV actually has on what we perceive as true? Our conversations are based around fictional characters that we see on TV, or news reports that tell us how dangerous, sad, ugly, and hateful the world we live in really is.
DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
Because we can. Because I do, and I’m not any different or better than anyone. We can do whatever it is we want to do. It doesn’t have to be some universally large idea. It could be taking off a day from work because that’s what we want to do. F*** it, just do it! It’s healthy to step out of a routine and reflect on how we’re spending our time. We don’t owe anybody anything in this life except for ourselves.
I’ve never been one to live by someone else’s rules. Especially rules that are put into place to consume our every thought, leading us deeper and deeper down tunnels of confusion before we become hopeless and stuck. We all have choices. Wherever we are right now, as we read this, is our choice. There is always a way as long as we remain hopeful and understand that we may not fully be in control of our lives at the present moment.
Are you doing everything that you want to do?
You’re awesome! And I want to keep in touch!
I’ll send you periodic newsletters, business strategies,
exclusive offers for travel and outdoor gear,
and of course plenty of good vibes.