I am going to apologise in advance for this long(ish) post but it’s something that’s been playing on my mind for a while and so here it goes……
Virtually everyone gets sidetracked in life at one point or another. But some people never end up finding their path, and one day wake up thinking “how the hell did I get in this life?” In fact, this is one of the most shockingly common emails I get from people: “I’m stuck in a life I never chose. It just happened to me. And here I am.” And here’s why: they listened to everyone else. I’ve often talked about how, in life, it’s the blind leading the blind. Not that that’s a bad thing, it’s just that no one has it figured out – we’re all at the mercy of the seas. If I had listened to everyone else, I would’ve been pretty messed up in the head by now. Everyone says something different. Who in the hell am I supposed to trust? You’re getting lost because you’re listening to everyone else. Stop crowdsourcing your deepest questions about life.
Ignore Everyone. Ignore Age. Ignore Time. Do what you need to do for yourself – and listen to you! Stop worrying about time. Stop worrying about people. Stop worrying about your age. Start doing what you know you need to do for yourself. Stop asking everyone else to answer the tough questions in life. They’re just as lost as you are. Stop asking outside of you for the answers you probably already know within you.
We consider logic and rational analysis to be the king of all skills. But most of the time we have an intuition about every situation and every person, but we ignore it because we don’t trust it. Oh, and don’t forget to repeat this to yourself… “people only fear age because they aren’t already enjoying life and haven’t found meaning, so age reminds them that they have one less year to start doing the shit that really matters.” Time is irrelevant. Age doesn’t matter. The only important thing is that you start doing for yourself what you intuitively know you must do 🙂