When it comes to creating the life you want, most people believe in falsehoods more than the truth. There are three myths they often subscribe to:
Myth # 1: You can’t always have what you want.
Myth # 2: You have to sacrifice a lot to get what you want.
Myth # 3: You have to change yourself to get what you want.
Excuse my language, but I call bullshit on all three. You can have what you want—all the time, as long as you know how to do it. You don’t have to give up the pleasures of life to get what you want. And you most definitely, absolutely, completely do not have to change yourself.
It’s not about self-help. It’s not about self-improvement. It’s not even about getting out of your comfort zone. It’s simply about allowing your best self to come forth.
A little bit about me. For the longest time, I’ve been seen as the quintessential over-achiever. I was top of my class since kindergarten and have gone on to make monthly six figures in my career as a freelance writer.
Little did everyone know. I wasn’t really trying my damned hardest at these things. It’s not that I am smart or lucky or both, which I totally am. It’s just that I was simply enjoying myself all these years.
It hit me that all those things that happened to me — the money, the house, my relationship with my loving partner, those all-expenses-paid trips to exotic locations — all those things came to me simply because I was taking it all in. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful. I was drinking it all in, every single last drop of it. Not that it ever runs out.
This is what life is all about. A constant basking in the pains and pleasures the world throws at you, only to realize later on that, hey, it’s all good. You don’t need to remain green with envy over everyone’s Instagrammable lives. You don’t need to scramble your way to the top of an imaginary corporate ladder. You don’t even need to read self-help books and blogs forever. You simply need to realize who you are.
And that, my friends, is what I hope to help you with, starting with this.
Always with love,
Writer, Life Junkie, Sliver of God
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