I want you to think about something for a second, That something is the condition of your house. Now that may seem very random as a thought but just trust me, think about your house. Is it big? Is it small? Is it normal sized? Only continue reading this when you have the answer.
If your house is small. I would say more often than not that is to do with your income. The amount of money your parents earn. There are obviously exceptions. But I also bet that you have been told by your parents to work a normal 9-5 job. They don’t believe you should follow your dreams incase you get hurt. Because they didn’t follow theirs.
If your house is normal sized. I am willing to bet that you are either the same as the Big or small house. there’s a possibility your parents earn slightly more. But they still work 9-5 for somebody else. Or they have plenty but they just like the normal house.
Now, if you’re reading this and you live in a big house, with loads of space, en suites, spare bedrooms and the full shabang basically. The house that everyone dreams of. I am willing to bet that you have plenty of money. You may not be a billionaire but you have enough. You have a “good life” financially so to say. There are still exceptions but just stay with me. I am willing to bet your parents at some point hsve tried to follow their dreams. Or accepted to go their own way instead of following others. They may have hit pot luck but sometimes that happens, they have gambled on something hoping it will happen and it did.
The bigger the house the bigger the dream was that they followed. That is the moral of that. Now I want you to look inside your house. What is the condition of the rooms. Is your bedroom a mess? is it tidy? Is the living room tidy? Or messy? And so on, I want you to think about or even better write down for each room it’s condition. Rank it out of this:
2.decently clean but not over the top
3.slightly messy but still decent
4. Very messy, can barely move around without standing on something that shouldn’t be there.
Have you ranked them? Now move on underneath this to see the meanings 👇
1. You take care and pride in yourself. You want people to see that. You’re a go getter. You’re confident I’m your abilities and you know you can reach your goals no matter what it takes or who stands in your way.
2/3. You also take care and pride of yourself. But things can get at you a little bit easier. Sometimes you procrastinate and are unsure about the future whether you follow your dreams. But you still follow them.
4. You have possibly lost your way somewhere along the line. Something happened and you lost your way. Maybe you where hurt. Or depressed. Got some bad news thay shook you for a while. You stopped working towards what you want. You gave up.
Yet again there are exceptions. But now I want you to go back to the top and re read. I want you to do that because I want you to really be thinking about all of this! I’m about to reveal something.
What I am about to reveal is this. It is to do with your dreams. Take for example mark Zuckerberg. Facebook co founder. He made that in a college dorm (small house)
He now is In a big house. He has the life of Riley.
He had a dream. He followed that dream and he changed his life. Forever.
No matter if you have loads of money. No money. You have a spick and span house (clean) or it is messy. Everything I have just said up until I mentioned mark Zuckerberg is a load of sh*t. That is what “professionals” or “experts”say. That is everything I have ever read about “dreams and ambition” and “my life” from somebody who doesn’t know me. They don’t even know me so how can they be right? we all have different reasons for things being that way.
At the end of the day everything in your life whether you believe it or not is down to you. Do what you want to do. Go where you want to go. Don’t follow what your parents did unless that is what you really want. Dont ever follow anyone unless that is what you really want! I dont mean sort of want i mean want with all of your heart! .So what you live in a one bedroom apartment that is a mess. It doesn’t matter.
See I mentioned the bit about houses In relation to finance because it is true. Obviously only the rich can afford a mansion. If you’re poor your house will be small. I mentioned the rooms because it is true. Your inside house can be a reflection of your life. Not always but sometimes.but the matter of the fact is this. Rich or poor. Depressed or not it is up to you to make something out of your life. The average person spends 90,000 hours in their life working from the day they leave school to the day they retire. You can not say you have ever lived if you just repeat the same day 7 times a week, 365 days a year. That is not living. So go against the grain.go against everything you ever thought you knew. Ignore the “experts” just because it works for them doesn’t mean it will for you. Follow your dreams and make a foot path in the mud for others to follow. Because if you go down a busy road you’re likely to get trampled and stop there. You’ll be scared incase incase ever happens again. At least if you follow in the mud next to them and make your own path it won’t be that way. Yeah it may take longer and you may get lost. But nothing is ever lost in this scenario. Just misplaced. So if you misplace your effort you wil eventually realise that and you can correct it.
It is up to you! You are in control. How do you want to be remembered? The guy/girl who was too scared? Who was sort of average. Or the guy/girl who made it? Who conquered everything in their path. The person who never gives in. The inspiration to the next generation!
No matter what your situation unless it’s positive you need to change it! You can do it! I believe in you! And I am definitely not the only one!
Remember you have 90,000 hours. What are you going to do with them? I’d suggest not living the same 24 over and over every day for the duration.