Many people are in Nick’s same situation. If you’re feeling stuck, keep reading.
I’ll challenge you in three ways. If you answer the challenge, you’ll stumble upon the courage to live a passion filled life full of learning and curiosity.
1. Cut your safety net
Safety nets lead to good lives. As Jim Collins would say, good lives are the biggest barrier to great lives.
Typical safety nets you may find yourself clinging on to right now include: An average job, a grudge you’re holding as a back pocket excuse, investor money that pays you a healthy salary when you know all hope for your world changing idea has died.
Cut them. Cut them all as fast as you can. If you want me to write a post about how to get the confidence to cut your safety net, say so in the comments and I’ll give you my 6 quick ways to grow safety net cutting confidence overnight. (edit: nevermind. this thing has no comment stream)
2. Engage in self inspiration
Ask yourself bigger questions. You need to self stimulate your own mind. Control every thought you let enter your brain and be intentional about every thought you let out.
Fill your brain with big questions. Trust that you’ll find the answers and enjoy the journey in doing so.
3. Be an observer
Go sit in Starbucks or on a public bench, or look out your street window and watch people walk by. Question why they do everything they do. Why are they wearing what they wear?
Guess how they are feeling based on how they walk.
Get in tune with other peoples subconcious minds. These are the minds that rule the majority of society. This society isn’t an intentional one and typically this society lets life run it as opposed to running its own life with cemented intention. Observing others will help you find yourself and your own passions.
Lastly, if you are my age (23) you have approximately 2,100,000,000 seconds left to live. I was intentional in deciding to spend 1,800 seconds to write this post because I hope more than one person reads this, cuts their net, self inspires, observes, and changes the world.
(Nick, thanks for giving me permission to answer this publicly so others can read/learn.)