Not many people LIVE in our Era and you probably reached this post because you feel uncertain about your own personal life. Are you 100% SURE that you are living? Are you feeling that EACH DAY is a WHOLE NEW experience?! Are you facing your fears?? Are you trying to experience new things, provide value to people, feel more ALIVE and do the things that you are PASSIONATE about???
Well, my friend……
Here are some questions to ask yourself that if you answer “Yes” for any of them, it is a sign that you are NOT L-I-V-I-N-G, but you are just…existing…
#1 – YOU ALWAYS DO THINGS PEOPLE TELL YOU TO DO, THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO?
People should be passionate, happy, live their dreams and be successful in life, and all of that is buried if you live by killing your own passion. Passion makes you more interesting, passion makes you shine and passion makes you grow. There is nothing worse than do things that you don’t want to do E-V-E-R-Y SINGLE DAY! Are you happy with your job? Can you say that you are at least sketching your own plan for life and trying to achieve it?
Is there someone dictating your hours?
Is there someone telling you how is going to be your weekend?
These are clear points that you need to FIX in your LIFE in order to stop existing, and start living.
#2 – ARE YOUR DAYS ALL THE SAME AND YOU ARE LIVING THAT SAME OLD ROUTINE?
How was your day yesterday? Have you made something different? Have you forced yourself into a new situation to achieve new results? Have you made something that you are afraid of? HAVE YOU PUSHED YOUR PERSONAL BOUNDARIES?? Forget about routine, forget about planning day after day because that is what is slowly killing you, my friend.
You shouldn’t spend days on Earth that doesn’t even motivates you. Never. A routine should be something short, that has an end, a mean to achieve a goal and not the rule of how you should be living.
Variety is one of the main sources of happiness that there is. Humans need variety. It’s the variety that makes you feel ALIVE! So…..if your days have no variety….you are just existing.
#3 – ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING BECAUSE SOCIETY DOES TOO? (COLLEGE, MBA, GYM etc)
I am NOT arguing here against personal growth. Obviously! What I am trying to do here, is to open your eyes because you SHOULDN’T do an MBA, a College, a Sport, follow a Military career or anything else because that is how SOCIETY says you can be successful at life! Society knows NOTHING. Society knows only how to kill passion in people and follow the “common sense”. Not following your HEART will kill you bit by bit every day, every hour, for the rest of your life.
#1 – TRY DOING SOMETHING NEW IN YOUR LIFE
Find a new hobby. Find a new job. Find a new girlfriend. Find new friends. Find a new sport. Follow a new training program. Create new goals and try to achieve them. Find new leaders that can inspire you, that can strengthen your willpower and that forces you to win in life!!!
When there is nothing new going on in your life, you lose focus, you lose that will of fire, that anxiety for the next day and you become shallow, faceless and worthless to other people. But especially…worthless for yourself.
#2 – INVEST MONEY AND TIME IN YOUR DREAMS
Money is a tool just like time. Both of them are tools that you can use in order to achieve something GREAT! Something that can make a difference in other people’s lives, and that can create true growth on yourself. And do you want to know a secret of how to influence people?
ANSWER: By living your dreams.
Everybody sees the small group of people that achieved their dreams and are living TRULY HAPPY LIVES as WINNERS! And everybody wants to be a winner. In order to live your dreams, you need to work hard, push yourself, deal with negative emotions, deal with failure and deal with your internal conflicts.
And all that costs time and money.
But…what you are doing UNTIL NOW with your time…
AND with your money……..
Are moving you toward your dreams?
Think about that. Really think about it.
#3 – REJECT WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO DO AND WORK HARD TO DO THE THINGS YOU LOVE
Learn this: doing what you want to do, will worth it at the long term. ALWAYS! By doing what you want in life, rather that be a sport or running a business, your FUEL will be PASSION instead of other people’s passion!
It doesn’t make sense to do the things that society or people tell you to do. Does it? What is the motivation? How much time have you spent in your own life, how many hours of your existence on Earth are you going to spend by doing stuff just because society tells you to?
REJECT what you don’t want to do in this life and seek to do the things you love. Do you enjoy writing? Write a LOT! Do you enjoy meeting new people? Go out and dive in into conversations with strangers. Do you enjoy LIVING? Then work hard to make your passions your daily routine.
Because only by doing these things you will be alive.
Living life as we would like to, is not that easy. Obstacles will appear on your path when you are in the right route and you can BET your life on that. Haters, problems, self-doubt etc. Face it.
Did you quit your day job to be a full-time freelance writer?
People will criticize you for doing that, and you need to take it like a champion. People will tell you that freelancing isn’t a business neither a job and you are a loser. Deal with it.
You want to be a musician and make a living out of it?
You will have to deal with hard times at first in order to achieve greatness later since NO musician starts earning real money at the beginning.
Do you want to be an actor?
You will see the dirt of the show business when you enter that world. Lots of people selling themselves for fame and all that demotivational stuff. This is part of the PROCESS! PAIN is part of the process!
But there is one great point in all this…
In the end, when you look back and see that you pursued your personal goals, your personal view of success, you will find yourself…GREAT. You will be proud of yourself. You will be proud of making those serious and hard decisions that shaped your destiny.
Nobody can live their life to THE FULLEST without pursuing their passion.
And nobody can become what they should become without LIVING their passion.
If you keep feeding your PASSION, you will focus on greatness. And with greatness, comes the real life, the REAL freedom, that light at the end of the tunnel where everything makes sense. And ultimately…the FINAL REVELATION comes:
That feeling of fulfilling your purpose, your mission on Earth. That’s what matters.
And that is why you should start living….instead of just existing.
Try to live with passion.