because it will happen a lot.
it’s naturally part of the human journey and it’s essential when internalizing a new skill.
however, most people neglect this view and fail to pursue something because they usually have a fear of failure and the unfortunate outcome of giving into that fear is a lifetime ticket to chill with a symptom we know as “paralysis by analysis.”
also, there lies a paradox within ones self-image when they reach a certain age that stops people from taking massive action. due to societal opinion, when an individual reaches a specific age, they feel that they’re “too old” to do something so instead of broadening his/her skillset and attempting to pursue something new, the individual instead opts on the side of passivity and his/her life becomes a rigid pile of “coulda, shoulda, woulda” experiences.
what if that person attempted to try his shot at the guitar and in the future ended up being the one to create one of the most artistic pieces in history thus revolutionizing how music is perceived and breaking new grounds?
what if that person tried her hand at public speaking and thus was responsible for inspiring millions of lost youth, raising their self-esteem and make something out of their situations?
what if that person tried her hand at becoming a doctor at a later age and was much older than all the other students in her class but regardless of that, still went through it unaffected and ended up creating a vaccine that was responsible for saving millions of lives from a deadly disease?
our ancestors were constantly engaged and exposed to new tasks on a daily basis. to ensure survival, they had to develop new skills and be ready to survive and adapt in environments that changed frequently. - this is the pattern and agenda that they kept repeating for hundreds of thousands of years and come modern society, which has only been around for a small percentage of humanity’s existence, and all these patterns that helped us evolve are gone.
so it is now your responsibility to engage your brain and expose it to new things. you have to put that evolutionary pressure on yourself because our current environment has made it extremely easy to be given rewards with minimal action.
push yourself to explore. explore what you want in this world, assuming it is ethical, and live your life.
do not hold back because of societal norms or because of your fear of failure. know that failing at something you’re newly exploring is part of the process and completely natural.
while working on a song for my second album, i’ve been thinking a lot about how some of my own belief system limits me and how it’s blocking new ideas and concepts from coming into fruition.
in between song writing, i’ve started reading Daniel Everitt’s book titled, “Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes" and this definitely helped me see concepts and ideas in a whole new light.
early on in Daniel Everett’s career, as a missionary, he was assigned to convert a tribe in the Maica River to Christianity. - the tribe called the Pirahã Tribe.
a few things about the Pirahã Tribe:
the Pirahã Tribe does not have any concept of numbers.
the Pirahã Tribe does not have any concept of letters.
lastly, they have no real concept of God.
on his journey, he was unsurprised to find startling differences between him and the tribe for it was expected. however, what did surprise him was that instead of him converting them to his religious beliefs, they converted him to their atheistic customs.
Everett’s journey was interesting because the Tribe showed Everett an alternative perspective in living; one that was far beyond his own reality. This perspective was then applied to his own lifestyle and he realized that this perspective, just like his old views, fit just fine.
Everett’s story is one outlining the broadening of ones mind to other realities. - his story echoes the reminder/lesson to not hold on too tightly or build an ego around ones beliefs for there will always be alternatives, various truths and multiple perspectives present. it’s definitely an inspiring story and i’ve included a youtube link below that goes more in-depth on this topic.
i guess the writer’s weren’t kidding when they wrote, “in the end, all beliefs will be proven false.”
Woyo Mask (The Democratic Society of Congo), Nd.
consider this a friendly reminder.
we’ve made it to the first quarter.
how are your resolutions stacking up so far?
do they still exist?
is sticking to these resolutions unexpectedly tougher than initially thought?
is it fun, exciting and motivating you to push forward?
maybe it’s time for a break…
today is a great time for self-reflection.
however, don’t be so hard on yourself in the reflective process.
you can only change so much in a three month time span.
because everything is connected.
the human body has gone through years and years of evolution to become as strong as it is now.
the process was tedious - it took a very, very, very long time and a lot of it consisted of a slow reshaping mixed in with forward movement.
this slow progress of human development applies to you the exact same way as it did back then.
and that’s why you should work hard at your boring job.
think about it - if you’re constantly stuck in a mindset at work where you’re not looking to reach higher, achieve more, stay active and keep challenging yourself in the most boring situations then what is going to happen when that big opportunity comes?
will you take right action?
will you be able to handle all the bs that comes with this opportunity?
will you have the willpower to pursue it 110%?
because you haven’t cultivated the correct habits to deal with the small processes and if you can’t even do the menial, boring tasks at work how do you think you’re going to excel at your bigger goals?
bigger goals, the meat of it, isn’t always glamorous and fascinating. - in fact, most of it is a process of little, tiny steps that are usually menial and extremely boring.
because the obstacle isn’t your boring job, the real obstacle is you. you have to learn to take right action but for you to develop a ‘right action’ mindset… initially, you’ve got to go out there and build it.
if you spend your days just floating away at your job, how do you expect to make the correct decisions when that big opportunity comes?
i feel that since society has made it somewhat easier for us to instantly have access to anything we want, it’s kind of made a majority of us (myself included) spoiled and has pushed us to subconsciously overlook the importance of the fundamentals. - i believe that this has played a major role in the lack of motivation to deal with the boring, menial tasks that one must go through to achieve those bigger picture goals.
everything is preparation for the big show.