The moment you decide to make a difference
October 20, 2015 § 2 Comments
It may take years living on auto-pilot before opening up to what is out there. I know how ‘self-help’ this sounds, but what I’m trying to convey is: we often live with our eyes closed; there is so much more going on and we are oblivious to. There is so much to experience, yet we encase ourselves in our own little bubble and stay there until we really die.
But there comes a day when you feel like your heart might just jump out of your chest and do a hoola-hoop in the air with the eagles, than swim laps with the dolphins in the depth of the oceans and then perhaps land on a random office desk of a CEO in a random part of the world. It feels wild.
It really doesn’t matter where you live and what your current circumstances are. Living the good life in Switzerland, or in a castle somewhere in the world, or being the richest man in the world – it really doesn’t matter. Boredom and frustration and close-mindedness can happen to anyone, no matter where they are and what they do. But this means that greatness can also happen to anyone no matter where they are, right?
For me this awakening manifested as a realization of the fact that I really have unlimited potential. If today I can only run 5k at a time, in reality I am capable of running 20k in one go. I can do more, learn more, be more, experience more. Make much more of a difference in other people’s lives.
I really don’t care about making money for the sake of making money. I’m also not overly preoccupied with what is beyond this life – but I’d like to prepare well for my own passing. Living life responsibly is very important to me. Living a legacy, a tiny one is huge for me. But more than anything, I want to experience a lot of joy. And one way to do this is to forget about limits – they are artificial, inconsistent and arbitrary.
So, where I thought I can’t – I can. Where I thought it’s impossible – you better believe it will happen. Where I thought ‘that’s just not me, I’ve never been like that/done that/not my style – things are about to change.