I have been on this track. You know the one you're supposed to be on. Go to school, get a good job, work hard, succeed, have a good life. The one where critical thinking, dreaming and creativity are stifled and work hard, do what it takes is encouraged. I sunk myself in debt to get the education to get to the job that would get me to the place where I would work hard so that I could get the dream. The good life, with a nice house and a feeling of comfort.
So I work. And I keep working. But I never feel that success that is supposed to come with this "dream." I must be doing something wrong. Maybe if I have more stuff. So I fill my life with stuff. Clothes, shoes, bags, knick nacks, whatever. These will make me happy. This is the success that I'm supposed to have. Nothing. Only more debt. More anxiety.
Well clearly I'm doing something wrong. I'm not meant for success. I just wasn't picked as being a person who is destined to have the things and life they want. I will always struggle - that's just how it's going to be. Complacency. Anxiety.
What kind of bullshit is this? I'm a warrior dammit! Success is my birthright. The thing is. There is no prescription for a dream. Our lives, each minute, each day are in our hands to design and live the way we want. Success is subjective. To me - freedom is success. creativity is success. Living life on my own terms is success. These things were never taught to me when I was being pushed on to the hamster wheel of adult life.
Life by design is just as it sounds. Building a life around YOUR terms. When you realize what you want, make a plan and go for it. Life doesn't have to be about convention, following tradition or doing things because you are supposed to. We all have a little rebel in us. What kind of revolution do you want to start?
Most recently, the revolution has started within. I have realized that the track I have been following is not working for me. Chest pains, anxiety, debt, emptiness - this is what the traditional lifestyle has given me. I don't know about you, but I don't like living that way. So while I can't change my situation immediately, I can change my mindset. I have been meditating on opportunities, positivity and gratitude.
For the first time in my adult life, opportunities have been coming my way that are giving me a light at the end of the tunnel. A way to design my life. What started as an opportunity to change my health and outer appearance has evolved into so much more. Not only am I learning about myself as a person (I'm a freaking badass warrior), but it has ignited a true spark in my life to move towards this purpose of helping people. I've always had that passion, but seeing the opportunity to be able to help people on my own terms is exhilarating.
Mindset is a powerful thing. When you make your mind up that you want to get rid of the things that no longer serve you and invite into your life what you want: MAGIC. FREAKING. HAPPENS.
Be magical today, my warriors <3