We have this fabricated notion etched into our brains that work and real life are all about discomfort, and holiday and breaks are all about comfort. We have this notion implanted into us that real work entails production and generating financial capital, and deep inner work is a luxury afforded to those who have earned the freedom to play after putting in their time, across a lifetime or even generations.
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I used to try and fit in, and stand out at the same time. I learnt how to dress, talk and work in a way that let me do them both. I adapted the way I presented myself based on who I was meeting and what I wanted them to think about me. I created an identity for myself that made most people wish they could be me. Even me.
Do you have to quit your job and chase your dream just to live a life of meaning and fulfilment? How do we find passion and creativity in our lives without risking it all? Can’t we just have it ALL? Passion and creativity comes in many different forms but is absolutely essential for feeling fulfilled as a human being.
We live in a world where you are known for what you believe in, and as you get closer to your own truth, you may lose some people along the way. This is actually great. Who wants followers or friends that don’t believe in us, anyway?
Do you wish you could follow your dreams and live a life of passion, but you’re not sure you can pull it off? Here’s how I learnt to commit to my own success by paying attention to this one thing.
I’ve made a new friend. We used to be at odds. He would taunt me, annoy me, make me doubt myself. Sometimes to the point of insanity.
I have the power to shift your reality without you even knowing it. Want to know how? Step into my world. This is the story of how I got where I am today. I was born an artist.
I quit my last full-time job 8 years ago, and I’ve never looked back. If you’ve just quit your job, or are thinking about it, then I know you know how hard it is to figure out what you’ll do after, how you’ll make ends meet, and if you’ll regret your decision later.
After I lost my faith, I did everything I could to take care of myself and get back up. But even after I started feeling a little better, I found that I had lost more than just my faith. I had lost my passion for the future I had been creating.
It’s the nature of being human: to be able to act upon anything we conjure up in our minds. Be it a desire for the future, or a fear of the past, it only need exist in our mind to be convincing enough to get us to pick up a cookie, a lover, a religion, or a gun.
The more you open yourself up and let people see the dirty, gory stuff, the more they want to come close and keep looking — just as long as they are free to move away the moment that the front row seats start getting splashed with blood.