This post was written for you if you wonder whether you will ever have the life you really want. Especially, if you think that you have to work hard to earn money before you focus on what matters.
Is safety more important than feeling fulfilled?
I have asked myself this question many times. The answer has varied, depending on my situation at the time. Honestly, it sucks to feel like you don’t have a safety net. I am the first to admit that luxury is fun and feeling safe is important. However, that doesn’t mean that I would give up any of my dreams for safety. Safety doesn’t even exist.
Isn’t it weird to think that you can just do certain things and know the exact outcome of your actions? That having a stable job translates into owning a home and being able to afford all the things you want and need?
I don’t think so. There are so many things that could happen. Basically, anything could happen anytime. No matter how many insurances you have. So, safety is an illusion.
In my opinion, the best insurance you can have is living a purposeful life. To go for what you REALLY want. No matter what anyone says. Even if nobody believes in you. If you believe in what you do with all of
Do you know what REALLY matters to you?
This may sound radical. I believe that we HAVE to do something we care about in life if we want to stand a chance at happiness.
What that means? It’s simple. It means that excuses don’t lead to a fulfilled life, neither do safety, money or prestige.
It’s something most of us haven’t learned in school. Nobody teaches us to listen to ourselves or to find out what we care about most. Instead, we get encouraged to fit into the molds that society offers. The options differ according to where you live.
Isn’t this crazy and so limiting? As if there was a catalog that contains all available options, and you get to choose the one that fits you the most. If you are lucky, what you really care about fits one of these options.
For many people, this won’t be the case, and it leads to a lot of silent unhappiness.
Life is not a compromise
Life is not a compromise. It’s a decicion, a conscious or an unconscious decison.
I don’t believe anymore that pursuing the life of my dreams is an option. It’s a must. If I don’t do it, I betray myself and cheat myself out of the beautiful reality I could have created for myself.
I don’t want to think at the end of my life: If I had only dared.