The world seems to be falling apart. Your life, your emotions and everything seems to be in a state of flux.
When you’re in a storm, you feel like it’ll never end, but deep down you feel change approaching.
I know you want to do what you love full-time. I know you’re scared and I know you’re overwhelmed. I know this because I’ve been where you are.
I’m not saying this to show you that I am somehow superior. I am saying it to show you that this is possible. You can do what you love and live a fulfilling life.
It may not be the easiest thing in the world, but if you’re determined and most important of all, passionate, you will succeed, if you keep going.
There seems to be so many mistakes you can make. The fear can be overwhelming. Should you go left, or should you go right?
Not Being Good Enough
Most of us grew up in a society that pointed out our flaws with a red highlighter. We were raised to feel inadequate. We could always have done better at school. We could’ve won that competition in high school. Victories were never dwelled upon and enjoyed for long enough.
This leaves you with the feeling that you have nothing to contribute. You start wondering how one person can make a difference? Who do you think you are believing that you can make a dent in the vastness that is the universe?
Do you want the truth?
You can make a difference. It is your duty to do what you love, because that in and of itself will have an impact in the world. What would happen if everyone stopped trying? How would the world look? Would you want to live in a world like that?
There is no better time to follow your passion than now. The media is crumbling. The world is changing. The only reason you see so much negativity around you is because of the friction between new and old, but just like doing some spring cleaning, the house looks messier before it gets cleaner.
The universe is not a random place. Look around you. Look at nature. Look up at the stars. You see patterns, shapes and breathtaking phenomena. I am not here to argue. I am here to tell you what I believe and feel to be true.
The fear that is in our lives will always be there to a certain extent. The lizard brain within us is programmed to look out for us, and to make sure we survive. It’s there to help us, but it’s confused, because everything is changing so fast.
You now can follow your passion and do what you love. It’s not easy, but you can do it. There are plenty of excuses you can make. In the end, it all comes down to how badly you want it.
This blog is living proof of the fact that it can be done. I am not making tens of thousands, yet, and that isn’t my primary goal. I am not special. I am not a genius. I do what makes me happy, and I focus on my strengths.
There are things you are much better at than I am, and there are certain aspects of life you feel drawn towards. That is your calling and your passion.
Nowhere does it say that you have to be perfect. The belief that mistakes are bad is something that has to go. It no longer has a place in our life.
Look at children. They explore, experiment and have fun. Little Jimmy is fine with falling down, making a mess and making tons of mistakes. He loves doing new stuff, and doesn’t have qualms about taking a break and eating some snow.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to find your passion or already on the path. What matters is that you focus on the process, on the experience.
You will be afraid of missing out, not making money and screwing up. That’s to be expected. It’s easy to get caught in the drama of life. When you strip all of that away, you end up with the essential.
There’s a reason living a minimalist life is growing in popularity. We, the human race, are slowly realizing that what we’ve been taught throughout the years has been false. We’ve been lied to, and it’s time to stand up and reclaim our power.
As with any new venture, you will be overwhelmed. When this happens, take a deep breath and relax. There is no rush.
I understand that you want to leave your day job, but you have to realize that everything happens in its own time. When you breathe and allow everything to be, you tap into the flow of life.
I consider Power of Now to be essential reading if you’re a living, breathing human being. It changed my life by showing me what being present is like.
There’s a ton of stuff to do. The only way you’ll get over that is by eliminating the clutter and focusing on the essential. What I’ve found is that as I take each step, more of my path is unraveled.
We want to know everything that is going to happen to us, but think about that for a moment. Do you really want to have a crystal ball and know exactly what’s coming? I certainly don’t.
Life is an adventure, and without challenges, where’s the fun? There are good times and there are bad times, but that is part of the reality we live in. It is the yin and yang of the universe. Everything has its opposite, otherwise you could not experience what we call life.
Doing the work is hard. Your mind wants to procrastinate and avoid it at any cost. This is why so many people are still working their 9-to-5 jobs. It’s comfortable, convenient and safe.
The bad news is that it isn’t going to lead to happiness, and it certainly isn’t going to help change the world, in most cases.
I have this grand view of making an impact on the world. If I can positively influence one person, that is enough. I intend to keep writing and sharing my perspective of life for as long as I feel compelled to do so.
There is nothing you have to be in order to make a difference. You are already what you’re supposed to be. I know this concept is hard to grasp, because we’ve been taught to strive and pursue. I’m here to tell you that you can stop, and just be.
The joy is what we’re all looking for without realizing it. You’re on the brink, and I’m here to push you into a new reality. You don’t have to know where you’re going.
Many people e-mail me and ask me how they can guarantee success. It isn’t possible, and it isn’t necessary. Life isn’t about having a million dollars or driving the car of your dreams to pick-up your soul-mate.
Life is about learning, growing, sharing and connecting. This is what ultimately matters. Money, stuff and fluff is something we’ve been taught to chase. The stuff that matters isn’t profitable, so no one is trying to force it upon you, and in most cases, it is hidden from us.
Just the fact that you are willing to try is an example to the rest of the world. Even though you feel confused and uncertain, you’re sending a message to the world. You’re saying that you are enough, and that there is something else out there.
No longer do you have to accept the rules of society. Why should you uphold something you didn’t agree upon in the first place? It’s easy to get in line and wait, but it is far more rewarding to follow your heart and see where it leads you.
The practicality of it all doesn’t matter. If you know where you’re going and what you want, you’ll get there. It all depends on you.
Life is unpredictable. That is what makes it fun.
It’s a rollercoaster ride that’s fascinating, enjoyable and exhilarating for some, but also tremendously frightening for others, yet we’re all on the same ride.
It’s all about perspective. You can do what you want. I am here to tell you that there is no longer anyone to stop you from doing what you want, except yourself.
You are enough.