We change constantly…we change when someone we know dies, we change when we move, we change when we get a new job, we change when we meet and become friends with someone new, we change when we read something, we change when we get married, we change when we get divorced, we change when we have a child, we change when we slow down and really think about things, and so on.
My point is, we are constantly changing creatures, and for someone like me that is always reading and attempting to think deeply about things…change comes at a rapid pace. I have my core beliefs in life, but tend to be open to most new thoughts, opinions, and ideas because I realize there is no one right answer typically. I also tend to be someone that is not afraid of the unknown, therefore I react to differing thoughts and opinions with curiosity more than anger or frustration.
Something that I have been thinking a lot about has been life, and what we choose to do with it while we have it. It saddens me that there is so much crap in the world; from the media to politics to all the people that go around doing dumbass stuff out of ignorance, arrogance, and/ or greed.
We are given such a short amount of time to drink all the awesomeness in…and so many of us piss it away. I use to piss it away…and I see people all around me that seem to be doing the same. I’ve been making conscious choices to step back and look at things differently…to look at people differently…to look at issues differently. Life, in large part, comes down to choices and perspective…these are two things we each have.
Each of us is constantly changing, each of us is constantly making choices…each of us can choose to embrace change and also make the choice to be the change. Since change is the one constant we all have going for us, jump in and love it. Choose to make yourself uncomfortable, choose to push your boundaries, choose to learn more, choose to help someone and expect nothing in return, choose to do something different rather than the same old thing…choose to L-I-V-E.
As dumb and tree-hugger-ish as this sounds…I want you to L-I-V-E. I want you to use your super hero powers and make this world better…for you, for me, and for everyone else. I want you to have that feeling of fulfillment and contentment. I want you to look in the mirror and say, “damn I’m good”. I want to sit down and talk to you about the world, about life, and about how we can do something amazing. I want you to squeeze every single drop out of this life…because it DOES matter!
I started putting post-it notes on my computer monitor with one word on each post-it…the seven I have now are: Be Nice, Breathe, Choice, Focus, Give, Listen, and Live. Each one means something to me right now, and I do this as a reminder because sometimes I get so busy and caught up in the abyss of unimportant things or thoughts, that I need those little post-it slaps in the face. Find your core words…find words that motivate you, that remind you what it’s all about, or words that you are not yet but words that you want to become.
Bottom line…just do something. Do something because you can. Do something because you want to but you’re scared. Do something because deep down you want to. Do something because I am asking you to. Do something because we are depending on you.
- 7 Mental Mistakes That Stop You From Living a Life of Freedom and Peace (dumblittleman.com)