Life is all about your perspective. In the past I was very cynical and jaded. I’m too this, I’m not enough that. You know where that got me until a couple of months ago? In a series of jobs that I tolerated, making just enough money to barely survive and extremely unhappy in every area of my life.
A few months ago, I made a change. It was scary as hell. I broke up with my old self. I had a perspective change. I decided that I wasn’t a doormat that was to be unappreciated. Admittedly, it is a daily battle. But…I’m feeding my soul with inspiration. I’m feeding my mind with books, podcasts, webinars, blogs telling me that I already have everything I need inside of me. I’m actively changing my perspective.
This morning I was listening to Gary Vaynerchuk. He swears like a sailor and drops truth bombs that blow my mind on a daily basis. He is a year younger than I, and this morning he said something that exploded my mind a bit. He said, “I am just a kid. I haven’t even started.” (If you’re not following him and are or want to be an entrepreneur, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Follow that guy now!)
Crazy. I am 42 and I walk around like I’m inching on retirement. But…if he’s just a kid…then so am I. Perspective exploded. I have not even begun.
In life, we manifest what we believe. If you think you’re always going to be fat, single, tired, broke…well that’s what you’re going to be. If you see yourself happily married, a healthy weight, thriving and wanting for nothing, then that’s what you’re going to be.
We’re being conditioned by everything that we ingest. If you watch the news too much, you will walk away afraid to leave your home, thinking that the world is falling, that the economy is going to collapse and that you need every pharmaceutical that is advertised to remove the stress that the media is forcing upon you.
You are the sum total of the five people with whom you spend the most time. If you’re happy with your life, stick with what you’re doing. If you have an inkling that there is something better out there, that you can be doing more than you are at the moment, find someone who is doing great things, making the money you want to make, living the life that you want to live, and spend time with them.
You define your reality by the choices that you make on a daily basis. You are in control. You are not a victim.
What are you waiting for? Let’s do this thing!