Arguably, everyone is trying to figure life out. Thus, it’s downright tough to successfully predict how everything will turn out in the next ten minutes. With this in mind, there’s a good chance that you might have been told or thought about many things about your life based on mapped assumptions or objective beliefs gathered and practiced over the years.
Shockingly, despite such existing formal truths and mapped strategies in both academia, corporate and artistic worlds, some creative individuals etched in the annals of history have proven beyond all odds that it’s possible to stir your creative juices and expand your life.
The Wright brothers, who designed a plane despite the fact that they lacked college degrees and had nearly all odds stacked against them are a great example. What if you could expand your life more? Once you improve your mind, you increase your chances to significantly improve your life. A great way to do this is by figuring out some lies you’ve been told about your life and find a way to soar beyond them.
Want to figure it out? Here are the 3 lies you might have been told about your life:
Lie #1 – Your Past is Incredibly Powerful
Sure, your past happened. You have no control over it. Maybe it was rooted in your childhood experiences or recent happenings – but the one thing for sure is: it’s the past. The reason why you’re still here today means you can still go ahead and ramp your life up to better levels. More so, despite some excruciating experiences that you’ve probably gone through, the fact that you’re still surging on means you had the ability to overcome the challenges – underpinning that you’re stronger than you may think you are.
The past isn’t a living truth because it happened – meaning you have to weaken it more by trying to focus more on the present and anticipating a better future. For that reason, no matter what happened to you in the past, it’s only fair that you treat yourself kindly by weakening the grip it has on your life.
Lie #2 – You have less Control Over your Life
Have you ever met lethargic personalities? They just let life unfold every single day without putting significant effort into it. Although you can’t have absolute control over your life, you can still wield some reasonable levels of control and meaningfully contribute to your future. Jim Rohn, a top business philosopher once argues that 10 years from, now, you’ll arrive, but the question is, where? That said, you have to brace yourself up for the future by planning shrewdly to increase your odds of success.
Instead of passively waiting for luck to come your way, choose to actively contribute to your future while keeping in mind that luck comes forth when preparedness meets opportunity. Come to think of it: you have reasonable control over your health, wealth, and general well-being, and you can decide to work on yourself by engaging in refreshing activities such as regular exercises, shrewd planning, and investing in personal education.
Lie #3 – You Should Follow All Rules
In the formal educational context, there are laid-out structures under which learners operate. However, upon successfully clearing the structured, formal education and plunging into the real world, things change significantly for learners. They can flexibly apply what they learned from school and achieve practical results. Also, they can creatively weave through experiences and discover new ways of doing things. If such students reject change and stick to the theoretical script they had in school, they can barely progress.
Similarly, real life experiences present such challenges. While you should conduct yourself reasonably and soberly, you don’t necessarily have to follow all the rules – especially when it comes to improving your life and other people’s as well. Essentially, entrepreneurs deeply understand this. They come up with disruptive ideas to add value to the world and consequently bypass some objective rules.
Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the best-selling book “ Rich Dad Poor Dad” argues that instead of striving to climb the corporate ladder, he’d want to exclude himself from the system, nose dive into entrepreneurship, and personally build a tall ladder for people to climb. Whether you’re into business or the corporate world, stirring up your creative juices from time to time can enable you to easily grab available opportunities.
To end off, you’re probably wondering why you fell afoul of these sickening traps, or you’re gleefully patting yourself on the back because you’ve evaded all these deceptive facts. Bottom line: you need to keep your guard high and regularly check yourself to streamline, maintain your general wellbeing and hugely increase your odds of success.