Most of us have been taught to follow the crowd. We subscribe to “tribal” thinking, which is the thinking of the masses. It is not easy to break from this type of thinking, or non-thinking.
A lot of people find this a huge stumbling block because they believe what social, political, religious and other authority figures have told them is “true”. There is a lot of fear tied up in leaving the tribe.
However, you will never experience true freedom or riches unless you learn to think for yourself.
Successful people see struggle and challenges as lessons to continue to learn and grow.
Broke people see struggle and challenges as a way to blame. Storms are always going to happen to everyone regardless of age, race, where you live, what your background is, what skills you have, how much money you make.
How you handle the storm will dictate where you land. This is why personal development is crucial.. Personal development does not give you the answers to your problems… It helps you define who you are … So you can operate at a higher level to be able to find solutions to move forward !
Too many people allow fear to control their life… worried about other people’s perception and opinions, fear of what other people say… which keeps them in their own jailhouse… conforming to mediocracy…. staying in complacency…. They then justify it with excuses to make them feel better but ultimately, it makes them worse in the long run.. They will find blame…
Yet in a way, they keep you STUCK into the lifestyle you have.. this is why who you surround yourself with, who you listen to, who you LEARN from, who you take advise from can do 1 or 2 things… They can magnify your true self by stretching you, supporting you, cheering for you, help you and want to see you become bigger than you are.
They can destroy your dreams by negating anything that will make them look bad or make them feel less than you…. they tell you why you can’t do this or that and they have all the answers for your yet, they haven’t figured it out for themselves… Isn’t it HILARIOUS that those who have the answers for everyone else’s problems, still haven’t figured out the solutions for their own issues?
Please do not take advice or to heart their opinions and there suggestions… even if they have the same last name as yours!!! Free yourself from your jail, free yourself from your complacency, and go out there and partner up with people that make you feel alive and can inspire you to become the person YOU know you can be. That is what FREEDOM IS!