I have had 6 jobs in my life, all of them lasting more than 2 years, one as high as 7. And in each and every one of them I have only risen to a level where I began working for a boss I just couldn’t stand. Even my current job. So why continue to put myself through this? Clearly the universe is trying to tell me to do it myself, to be my own boss. But what can I do? My passions are watching/playing sports and acting. Acting is hard to get paid for unless you’re “lucky” and I’m too old to get back into competitive sports, let alone train enough to be good enough to get paid. What can I do? I have no talents outside of doing what I already know how to do. What if I try something and all my friends and family think I’m an idiot for doing it. Or worse yet, I do it, it fails, then I look stupid and I’ve wasted a ton of time and money that I could have been spending on my current job…which I really don’t enjoy anymore.
Sound familiar? These are the voices in our heads keeping us from growing, evolving, and having a life that we love to live!
We can’t blame those voices though. They’re doing their job. Their job is to keep us safe. And comfort is safety.
We’ve evolved past needing to constantly be on the lookout for predators or hiding in caves for safety so our minds have evolved to protect us from “possible” harms emotionally and mentally.
The voices don’t have to control our lives, though! We have a secondary mechanism in our minds – consciousness. We can actually choose to override these voices and do whatever we want.
Most of us get around 80 years to live this life. Most of us let the voices direct us. In every moment we are making a choice: to allow the voices to win or to take action in spite of them.
Will these voices ever go away? No. They will adapt and evolve and grow so that when we adapt, evolve and grow they will try to keep us down, keep us comfortable at that next level. But we WILL BE AT THE NEXT LEVEL!
Take one step in the direction of your chosen future today. Just one. Feel the power, the excitement, the desire for more it gives you to accomplish it, no matter how small. Embrace that feeling…and tomorrow read this again…and take another step.
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