Staying within the social norm and fitting in, to most is more valuable than authenticity. Don’t attract attention to yourself, be liked by others and do what your told seems to be the mainstream mantra. Life is not a uniform organism. The truth is, we will never find personal freedom by trying to please others and conforming our life to a template. If we are all truly different, why do we try to force the unique shapes of our personalities, skills, beliefs and ideas into the square peg of social acceptance?
Some habits will help you live a better life. They’ll help you improve what’s already working or help you fix what’s not working very well.
But what about habits that completely change the game entirely? What are the questions that uproot your beliefs, shake them from its roots and move you into a bigger pot?
These are seven habits that won’t just improve your game, or help you “level up.” They’ll help you play a different game, one that you completely design yourself.
If the number one dream killer is “doing what works,” then the number one life-killer is preparing to live.
Think about it. We spend endless amounts of time in preparation for some future event.
We’re constantly trying to improve to have a better life. But the better life never comes. Why? Because there’s always more improving to do.
We mask endless improvement-seeking as a venture of growth. But all it really is is fake growth in a shrewd disguise. It’s not real growth.
It’s easy to set a big, awesome goal to work toward.
You might want to quit your job and start working for yourself. Maybe you want to travel the world, or just start waking up early on a daily basis (hey, getting out of bed can be pretty damn hard some days).
What’s not so easy is sticking to what you set out to do and continually recommitting yourself to your vision.
It’s especially challenging when there is a big, looming chasm between where you are now, and where you want to be.
Note from Jonathan: I’m excited to introduce to you this guest post from Mike Routen of Route to Freedom. Mike is someone to look up to when it comes to taking risks and living a life of adventure. I’m grateful to share his important message with you here.
Its funny how we can put on virtual blinders and not be aware of the many possibilities that life presents to us.
This state of mind almost kept me from one of the greatest experiences of my life, Antarctica!