The characteristics of the African Impala are really fascinating.
This gazelle, with a single jump can reach a height of 10 feet and cover a distance of 30 feet.
How fascinating is this!
Yet they can be kept in any zoo with a 3 feet wall.
The animal will never jump if they can’t see where exactly their feet will land.
Well, as human beings we are very similar.
We are fascinating creatures enclosed in a prison that doesn’t exist.
A prison that we create in our own mind.
Why have we given up our true nature?
Our life, our true nature is meant to be an adventure.
Instead we have traded it for the illusion of safety.
We were ambitious… But we lost that ambition because someone told us how to behave.
Maybe we have tried to unleash our creativity but then we’ve given up.
Unsupportive family and friends convinced us to come back into the illusion of safety.
We live in a life we don’t feel our own. But why have we given up our true nature?
The answer is ingrained in our society. Our schools are built to train kids to create complaint, obedient factory workers.
We have developed a habit to follow instructions.
And it worked in the past.
But not anymore.
Because the world is changing really fast.
“You get from this life what you have the courage to ask for” – Oprah Wrinfey
“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot have both.” – Brenè Brown
“Technology has led to an explosion in people speaking. Most people are saying virtually nothing. But a few people, who would never have been chosen by those in power, are saying more. Writing more deeply, connecting more viscerally, changing the things around them. That’s each of us, at our best.” – Seth Godin
Today you can make a difference
The economic crisis is the sign that the world is changing fast. In 10 years 60% of the current jobs will be replaced by machines.
Safety is an illusion.
But this change is also the greatest opportunity of all times.
Because today a single person has the power to make a difference, to spread their message across the world.
Yes, everyone would like to win easy, to avoid the risk to lose the job, the reputation, the time.
But the magic of happiness lies in the craziness to risk.
You don’t need to wait for permission to live the life that you desire.
You can start today.
You have to take action.
The following steps will help you make a difference in life and put you on the path towards excellence.
1. Be remarkable
In today’s world you need to risk.
Because the truth is that seeking safety is actually the riskiest thing you can do in the current economy.
In the age of information, we live in such a noisy world. You have to be truly remarkable to stand out.
If you fit in, if you are average, if you don’t develop a passion you will be invisible.
And being invisible means you’re doomed to fail.
2. Be crystal clear about what you want
“I want more money” it doesn’t work, it’s too general.
You have to have clarity. Clarity is power.
You have to know exactly what you want. And then your brain knows how to get there.
Your brain, when you condition it, knows exactly how to find a way to get there.
If you don’t know exactly what you want, you’re not going to achieve it.
You can get whatever you want but you have to know what it is.
3. Be curious
Be curios, explore new things, allow the Universe energy to flow. Move into the space of curiosity, which is a joyous state of not knowing.
To be in a state of “allowing”, means to deliberately choose thoughts, words and actions that allow your desires to manifest in your reality.
To make this possible, your thoughts, words and actions must line up with your desires. It is a state of deliberate focus and inspired action.
4. Find your purpose
You have to know your purpose, why you want something.
Because when you set a big goal life will knock you down many times.
That’s when people give up.
But if you have clarity of values you still understand why you are there. If you know your purpose, if you know why you’re doing it then you’ll be able to pick yourself up every single day.
5. Have a massive action plan
You have to have a massive action plan. You have to have enough plans or always invent new others.
Otherwise when you fail the first times you’re going to make excuse why they didn’t work and give up.