It reminds people that living the average life usually ISN’T fulfilling, it addresses the dissatisfaction and reminds them about how little they’re doing to combat it.
The highest level here is that it often indicates that the way we’re living – not at all deliberately – flat out produces unhappiness and leaves dreams unfulfilled.
This is the highest level of dissatisfaction and hurt. It kinda makes us think, “Well, shit. Why did I settle? You’re telling me that COULD be my life too?”
It speaks to the dissatisfaction at the core of most people – unwilling, afraid, or unclear about the life they want.
The raw truth is that we’ve all been there – usually health wise or financially- where we go “Shit. This looks awful. How’d it get this bad?” But the DIFFERENCE between the successful person and the average one is that the successful person does what the average person is not willing to do.
They both see the problem and feel the pain.
But only one takes action. Day after day. Month after month. YEAR after year, even when progress stalls or is slow.
So what’s the solution?
Seriously. That’s the solution.
In all seriousness, inspire people if you can. Show them how it might be possible. Show them hope, show them the roadmap if you can. But if they aren’t willing to take action? Be compassionate if you can, but otherwise move on.
It’s like that Marianne Williamson quote – we don’t fear our darkness, we fear our light. We fear our greatness.
This is me just giving you the heads up – when you see the haters coming, even if they’re your close friends, it’s time to keep moving.
People will hate you no matter what you do, so why not have them hate you for being great?
Why not have them hate you for living the fucking coolest life imaginable?
Why not have them hate you for being really damn happy?
And why not have them hate you for living a life that’s so inspiring that people can’t help but talk about it?
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