“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.” Seth Godin
As a wise man once said, “If I can see it, then I can do it; if I just believe it, there’s nothing to it.”
Actually, that was R Kelly. But in the same vein, Henry Ford is credited with saying, “If you think you can do a thing or you think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Now, we can’t claim to agree with their views on the age of consent or the characteristics of Jews (respectively), but they both have a point: you’ve got to believe that living life on your own terms is possible; otherwise it isn’t.
That’s why if we were pushed to choose just one piece of advice for where to start, it’d be “change your inputs”.
By spending just a few minutes a day reading about and interacting with people who’ve broken free, your brain will automatically train itself to seek out possibilities and find solutions to whatever’s holding you back. Slowly, you’ll come to realise that these people are no different from you. And if they can do it, what’s stopping you?
It’s not easy – you’ve got decades of conditioning to overcome, and the people around you are unintentionally reinforcing the voice in your head that’s saying it’s too risky, you’ll look stupid, and you don’t have the right skills.
But just get started. Small changes compound, and in a year’s time the life you’re living now could look as alien as the one you’re imagining ahead of you.
Mish & Rob