So from above you can see I made a video that is kind of a bunch of thoughts I had in my head about this idea of happiness & success. I thought I would also include some words to this video to make everything concrete and semi-clear on my part.
Basically from the day we can process words & their meanings, we learn the way to success. You go through school, you get a job, and before you know it you're 40, you have a nice home, and you're fairly comfortable. However no one has told us there are other options. You don't need to follow a specific path, and if you have been following this path and are finding yourself unhappy, thats because they're are many different paths and the one you're in might not be the one for you.
I've thought, or I guess day-dreamed a lot about all of the things I want to do. For a while I kept them in the back of my mind, stored in the section titled future. I think a huge problem we have is that we just assume time or the universe will take its course and we'll be given the things we want. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, & if we want something, we have to work for it. Not tomorrow, but right now.
Going out on a limb and putting myself out there has definitely been the hardest struggle. I'm sure it's also many other peoples struggle. We think so much about what others might think of us, if we'll come off weird, or embarrassing , etc. But why does this matter? Were all humans with our own struggles, we all have passions, we all have fears, and we all have insecurities. So why are we afraid about what another human being, with the same (or similar) flaws as us? This weird fear we've cultivated in our minds is our biggest obstacle. Once you don't give a FUCK, that's when your dreams will start to come true.
Picture where you want to be a year from now. What does it look like? Are you happy? Are you traveling? Are you laughing so much your stomach hurts? Are you doing something you love? Perfect, now you just have to figure out a way to get there. It wont be easy, it'll probably be a bit scary, but you can do it. You just need to believe in yourself and believe that you deserve happiness.
WE ALL HAVE DREAMS. WHATS YOURS?