Do you still believe Christopher Columbus “discovered” America? Do you still believe in the Tooth Fairy? Does Santa Claus exist?
I hate to pop your petunia, but he didn’t, it was your mom or dad, and sorry, but no.
We all have mythological knowledge that we have to unlearn – some told by our parents, some taught by our schools, some heard from our cousin’s friend’s uncle.
The question is when do we wake up, realize we’ve been told false information, and write our own conclusions?
Do you still believe that you cannot get that promotion? Do you still think that you are not leadership material? Do you still imagine it’s too late to follow your dreams?
With today’s technology and abundance of opportunities, barriers to entry are lower than ever before.
If you need an app for that, outsource it to a freelancer.
If you desire to be a news reporter, start filming.
If you want to raise chickens, they’ll deliver them through the mail.
Stop making excuses. If you really wanted to do it, you would make the time. You would self-select some activity already in your schedule and stop doing it.
Maybe you would wake up a half-hour earlier and turn off the TV a half-hour earlier the night before. Maybe you would forgo that extra piece of cake and walk an extra 20 minutes. Maybe you would read a book instead of status updates.
What myths do you tell yourself to “justify” your behaviors?
If a one-armed hippopotamus attack survivor can raise three kids, what’s your excuse?
If you want to be a writer, write. If you want to be a speaker, speak. If you want to be a comedian, get on stage.
There is no substitute for doing. There is no cure for inaction. There is no progress in sitting still.
If you want to change your lot in life, take that first step.
QUESTION FOR YOU –
How did you work on your dream today?
SOMETHING FOR YOU –
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