When you grew up, your parents wanted the best for you in terms of health, happiness and safety. Keeping that in mind, chances are high you were told to go to school, get good grades and get a job. Because that is what the vast majority of people do.
Fast-forwarding this pattern, this journey will lead you towards the day-to-day routine of working your whole life in a typical 9-to-5 job, return home, make dinner, spend your evening at the television, sporting or with your kids.
For a lot of people, this is a very comforting and fulfilling day-to-day routine. And this is of course completely fine.
But if you are a little bit like me, then sooner or later you will start questioning the purpose of life. Is this all life has to offer?
When you have a mortgage and you start to analyze where all your hard work is going to, then I came to the daunting conclusion that you are hardly working for yourself. Let me show you.
On average, you are working 4 months a year for the government (taxes), another 4 for the bank (mortgage) and the remaining 4 months for yourself…
And then, on top of that, the most daunting conclusion for me is that no matter how hard you work as an employee, you will only pay more taxes. So in the end, you will hardly ever become rich from being an employee.
Don’t get me wrong, it is not my life’s purpose to become rich. I do want to spend my life doing things I am passionate about and gives me fulfillment and joy. 😉 And for me, that is simply not working for the government or the bank…
Ok, enough about things you can’t control. Now, what can you consider to get out of that rat race? In my opinion, there are only two ways to do that. You could win the lottery or you could start your own business.
Winning the lottery is actually not something that you can actually consider, simply because you can’t influence that.
This means that starting your own business is in my opinion most likely to give you more fulfillment in life, for many different reasons. I actually happen to have written a specific blog post about the 5 top reasons! You can read about it here.
However, most people are very fearful about starting up their own business. They believe they have nothing to offer, they are not strong enough, don’t deserve it, too risky, you name it.
If you can choose between working for the government and the bank, of working for yourself, what seems the most fulfilling and exciting to you?
Then it is just about overcoming your feelings of fear! And therefore, attaining the right mindset!
When it comes to fear, I have a quite strong opinion about it. Here it is:
Many people are scared of what other people will think of them, how their boss will react, how their friends will react, how society will react.
But, you know what? I am convinced that you will only find relief from that social pressure when you unleash yourself from it. Don’t let fear guide you at all, and live more with your gut feeling!
In our western world, we are living in a society in which most people are trying to comply to meet some idea of a ‘standard life’. The people that are not trying to comply with that standard, are often being criticized or judged.
But who’s making up the rules actually? The government? The school teachers? Parents?
Who’s making up YOUR rules?
Are they your own or are they reflecting the society’s standards?
For me, it works the opposite. I love people being authentic. I can get very inspired by people who dare to be fully him or herself, especially when out-of-the-box ideas are shared.
After all, anything that was ever made only started from an idea first! How do you think people reacted back in time when someone said I want to create a flying machine for people? Now we are taking airplanes like we are driving our cars!
So again, I would say dare to think differently and be a rebel!
Just think about it for a second. Who really leaves an impact on our world?
Aren’t it only the rebels in our world that dare to cause change? They are the people that manifest the need for change, like Martin Luther King, Steve Jobs, Einstein, John Lennon, and many others.
Actually, to some extent, I dare to say I am also a rebel in some way. I notice that in many situations, I dare to say things that other people don’t dare to say. Do things that others are scared of.
Therefore I could really relate to the message of the inspiring Luvvie Ajayi, who made her job of being a rebel! Gosh, I would like to apply for that job too! 😀
Anyway, I can’t explain this as well as she does herself in this interesting video show TED Talks, so I hope she can inspire you too!
So, what is your opinion on fear? How are you dealing with it? Is fear holding you down or are you ok ‘Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable’? Let me know what you think in the comment section below!
The reason why I believe that breaking through fear is so important in life, is because I believe the paradise is on the other side. Whenever you accomplished something that is out of your comfortzone, how did you feel?
A paradise of freedom, of fulfillment, of joy, of happiness, of confidence, of self-love… That’s what I feel when I am expanding my boundaries. This was also the case when I decided to take the road to entrepreneurship. Although it’s a bumpy one, the paradise on the other side is absolutely worth the struggle!
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