During this past week I have fallen totally head over heels for the guys of Yes Theory, not only are they cute, funny and genuine but their message is one that everyone, including me, should live by more frequently.
Put yourself in situations that make you feel uncomfortable. How many times has anyone been able to change their lives by staying inside their comfort zone? Think about it: When was the last time you did something that really deeply affected you? Was that inside of your comfort zone or did it make you even a tiny bit uncomfortable?
I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that it most likely was not fully inside of your comfort zone. The fact it that we all fear failure and not being able to succeed when it comes to what we truly want to pursue. What we tend to forget is that if we do make it we might actually be able to change our lives and and reach higher than we ever thought that we could.
Routine is something that is very easy to fall into. You eat, sleep, drink, work and repeat. There is rarely anything that breaks that cycle. You get stuck and then you feel like there is no way of getting through the cycle that you have fallen so deep into. I bet that there have been stretches of time when you have walked around and felt like a zombie, doing just enough to keep your chin up and stay alive.
That is why Yes Theory have gotten under my skin, because they are absolutely, 100% right about their philosophy of doing something that makes you uncomfortable everyday. It is going to be hard at first but I have decided to implement it into my life and just live life, because what is there to lose?
Who’s with me?
If there is one thing you should know about me is that I have an overwhelming amount of love for Teslas. Now, I know what you may be thinking; “Well, there went my interest. Everybody is into Teslas” and I will not deny that I found my love for Teslas through pop-culture, through rich people bragging about their fancy cars. But it has become more than that.
The more I fell in love with the car, the more I learnt about it and the founder of the brand, the more respect built up in me. Wow – if I could condense my feelings into one word it would be Wow.
Elon Musk is a name that more and more people are starting to learn about whether it is through his SpaceX, Tesla or just simply hearing it at random, the name is out there. There is so much that you can learn from Musk and how he goes about his vision of the future.
Although masses have doubted the way Musk has seen the future. He has been been on the verge of losing everything he invested in his companies but also what he personally holds. Some might see him as somewhat of a crazy person, trying to change the way people think about the world and start the shift to a more sustainable world. It seems like a big task for one man but he has done exactly what he has decided to do. It is the quality which I find the most admirable in Musk.
He does not stop at doubt or at what others might see as impossibilities. He sees his goal, analysis it to find the steps needed to get there and goes out and does the work that is needed to make the vision he has a reality.
The truth is that you do not have to be a super-genius to do what you want to do. All you have to do is get out and do the work. Stop making excuses and spending hours stalling by scrolling on various feeds and get out and take steps towards you goal. With hard work and dedication, everything is possible.
In our high speed, high stress day-to-day lives it is hard not to worry. We worry about small and big things, whether they have an impact on us now or later. I think we are all aware of it but sometimes you just get these groundbreaking realizations. Something happened in the beginning of this week and I want to continue thinking in the same tracks for the time to come; I realized that worrying simply does not help us in anyway. It is the other way around, as soon as we stop worrying, the easier it is for our lives to take their shape.
Whether we know it or no we are always attached to something, a feeling or an object that projects some kind of feeling when in your possession. I am aware that it is hard to let go of things that are dear to you, even though you know that it does more harm than good to you.
I have had this problem with chasing a feeling for as long as I can remember because I have always been a dreamer. In this particular situation it is the fact that I always seem to fall for the idea behind something or someone before knowing the full story. But I let it go, organically and a weight just lifted off my shoulders.
It is true what they say. The best things do happen unexpectedly. Of course this is not me telling you not to take steps into the direction you want to go but rather that you stop putting so much energy on the pursuit and let it come when it is meant to.
There is no need to worry if you are sure about what you want with your life because you are the person that makes it all come to life.
So, it has been awhile. Honestly, it feels like I have written this same post at least three times in the course of the past four years I have had this blog. Life gets in the way so easily and time slips through our fingers.
I guess where I want to come with this is the fact that people do stuff because they feel as though they have to and not because they necessarily want to. There is this immense pressure that pushes us into a zombie like state that keeps us going through our daily lives. And yes, I am aware that this might turn out to be yet again, one of those sappy blog posts that I used to write but it is quite honestly the way I look at life.
Ever since before I started writing and blogging on the internet I have had this huge passion and love of expressing myself and feelings in the form of words. Everything just feels so much easier when it is written down but I think I came to that point where I forced myself to write at least one post once a week and just go with a set schedule, even though it did not feel write. I was either writing from force or I was writing the exact same thing that I was always writing. I got lost in the pressure, in the need and in the numbers.
The truth is I do not have that many readers as some might think despite the fact that I have my own domain and I started my blog not caring about who was reading. I just wanted to get my thoughts out there and maybe help encourage people to follow their own path in life. But somewhere I got lost in the world of the internet and the numbers that it presented for me.
This is me saying I am sorry for getting lost and for losing my purpose in writing. I am back but I am not going to force anything out of me, meaning that there will most probably be irregular post. I am young and I am still finding my path but my writing will always be there, the way I want it to be.
Something that keeps driving us forward is the way we seem to care about thing. We never want to over step because it could mean something bad if it happens too fast or in the opposite way you had hoped everything will play out.
There is this little voice in our heads saying that whatever we do will have a significant say in what will happen in our lives, good or bad. Of course it could be the case but how many times does it actually happen? Even though we always seem to be able to tell ourselves that we only have one chance there is only a select moments that can not be re-done better and in the correct way. Just because you mess up it does not mean that your life just falls into pieces, rather, you learn and know what you are doing wrong.
At times it takes more than making that same mistake once to understand what you are doing wrong and that you should not be doing it. Sometimes it takes more time to learn than other times.
I am not writing this because I am fearless but because I might be one of the people who is most affected by caring too much.
Just because you believe that you are someone who does not care does not make you one. I learnt that the hard way. No matter how little or how big the deed is I find myself paralysed at times, unable to make a move even though I know that it is when I take that loop that the best things happen in my life. I am well aware of that the best things happen outside of your comfort zone yet I find myself in a minor heart attack every time I take a leap because I care way too much.
The reason I write this for you is because not only do I want to better myself, care less and live more I want you to learn from my experiences because they are the only things I am an expert on. This is just me telling you that the world will not end because you sign up for something that may potentially fail. Whatever you may do might better you and your life, not matter what it is. And if it does not better your life you can always get up, brush the dirt off of yourself and start again because you are stronger than you think.