What if you could do absolutely anything you wanted, right now? What would you do?
That sounds amazing. So why don't you do it?
- "Oh, because I have chores to do."
- "Oh, I just can't."
- "Oh, I don't have enough money."
- "Oh, because it's ridiculous."
- "Oh, people would think I'm crazy."
What if all of those reasons were actually excuses and manifestations of your fear of failure, your fear of success?
And, what if you just did it anyway? What is the worst thing that would happen?
At any given moment in time, I am choosing how I spend my time. Society and social conditioning has ingrained in my mind that "I have to work and make money" or "I have to be a good son/brother/husband" and therefore "I can't do that." So, when I could be powerfully changing the world, I am instead hanging around the house, because "I have to run errands" and "I have to wax the car."
I wonder, what would I do if I let go of expectations and fears and invested my time in what I believe deep down is most important and valuable?
What would you do?
Ethan Small has been posting to Friendly Warrior since 2013 with his experiences and wisdom to inspire others to improve their quality of life.
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