Would you live in this awesome cabin by the river with all the food and drink you need for the rest of your life, but you have to give up your smartphone (also known as living a corporate life of modern slavery of mind and time)????
How many times have you seen a post like this on facebook or 9gag or twitter or wherever you spend you precious social media time?? I bet it has been a few and I also bet you that you have thought “Hell’s yeah!! Where do I sign up?”.
“I bet it is really hard for you to come up with just one real solid reason, why you aren’t living the life of your dreams, you can try, but I am sure you can pick them all apart one by one”
Deep down you would probably love to live a quiet life in the woods or somewhere peaceful, spend you time relaxing, growing your own vegetables, and feeding the chickens, maybe sit by the river an do some fishing and smoke your pipe. Maybe you are more the kinda guy who just wants to read or write, travel or live as a beach bum. Whatever you are into, I bet it is really hard for you to come up with just one real solid reason, for why you aren’t living the life of your dreams, you can try, but I am sure you can pick them all apart one by one (otherwise hit me up and I’ll do it for you).
The reason for you being unable to defend your actions in life are quite simple: School doesn’t teach you to follow your dreams, it teaches you to conform and compromise and prepare to enter the workforce!
Society has made it so hard for us all to simply do as we love, it does it’s best to keep us wanting more stuff we don’t need and borrowing more money we can’t pay back. It does it’s absolute best to keep us conforming to the industry and economic growth arguments, whilst never letting us explore what else is out there. It keeps out minds occupied with technology, work and the feeling that you are not as good as the rest of the people.
So what steps can you take live your true dream?
It might sound simple enough when I write this, but in reality it’s a lot harder than it seems. What you need to do is first and foremost to figure out what kind of life you really want to live. Don’t jump into it and never just think that you have got it all figured out already, there is nothing wrong with admitting to your self that you aren’t really happy.
“Don’t just go back to keeping your mind occupied playing the new playstation game and believing that it makes you happy”
We all have a tendency to simply fall back to comfort whenever ‘life’ becomes to real, but don’t fall into the trap that is setup for you, the trap of security in what you are familiar with. Studies have shown that almost all of us, whenever we begin to doubt our way of life, we quickly grab hold of something familiar, we seek to comfort our minds with our phones, computers, the gym, food, but this is the wrong approach, you need to feel it and let your mind wander. Don’t just go back to keeping your mind occupied playing the new playstation game and believing that it makes you happy, when what you really want is something different all together.
So turn of your tv, your laptop, get away from it all for a couple of hours, re-evaluate you life and start living it for real. Don’t use excuses like: “I don’t have enough money” or “I don’t know how”, in fact any excuse is a bad approach, just dream BIG and let your dream settle in. Write it down and if you have a partner, girlfriend, then talk about it, make sure you are on the same page. Then you can begin to figure out how, but that will have to wait for the next post, for now you have to just get inspired by others living their dream and knowing deep down that anything is possible!
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