Read that again.
Most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.
Yikes! It kind of stung a little bit, didn’t it? It stung me when I read it. Currently, I am reading one of the few books that I actually think might change my life or at least my perspective on it anyways. Have you ever heard of the book The 4-Hour Work Week? Probably, but have you read it? If you haven’t read it – run, don’t walk to get it!
I am only 44 pages in and I’ve already mapped out a 3 to 6 month plan of total world domination – just kidding, but that’s what it feels like to me -domination of my world, reclaiming my time. But, I’ll give you a more detailed review of the book, once I’ve finished it. That said, this rather potent line from his book sparked an internal conversation with myself that I figured might be better had with you all but hey, we all talk to ourselves right? Rigghhtttt!
Moving on, most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. That really sucks and I’ve been doing that for almost three decades, if you can believe it. I was raised by a family of worriers, people that worried about it more than they took any action on “it”, whatever the “it” was – bills, misery, self-loathing, fear, pessimism etc. But I don’t want to live like that, worrying about all the what if’s and inevitabilities. I just want to live – abundantly, fully. I’m not going to wait until I’m tired to retire.
One more time for those in the back.
I’m not going to wait until I’m tired to retire.
Do you feel me? Like really feel me on that? I’d rather be uncertain than unhappy. I’d rather be fulfilled than lifeless. I’d rather be unapologetically who I am than condense myself on the daily for a job that can and will replace me in a heartbeat.
I’m in my prime – now. I want to live – now, jump out of planes – now, go snorkeling – now, eat fine cuisine – now, travel – now! I want it now, does that make me selfish or reckless, or both? Does that make me impatient? No, I’m a human being, I was designed to just be, sometimes, and I shall. I don’t want to look back on life and say that I survived it – so I won’t.
I challenge you to start living more than you exist. Take a risk, learn a new skill, travel more and scream f*** it, because why not!? It’s easier said than done, I know, but write it down, make a plan and execute!
You got this!
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