We‘re all guilty.
Everyday from the moment we wake up till the moment we drop, we live our lives caring what other people think of us.
We accept the status quo for what it is because everyone around us does. We tip toe our way through life by doing things in order to please others, not because it’s what we believe in. Eventually our actions, appearances, and lives become moulded by how we think other people perceive us.
What will these people near me think if I spoke out? Are those people talking shit behind my back? If I keep going, will they laugh at me?
Living a life that follows the ideal notions of what other people think is a terrible way to live. It makes you become the spineless shit who waits for other people to take action first. It makes you become a follower.
Worst of all, it makes you become someone who doesn’t take a stand for anything.
Today is the last day we live a life dictated by others. Today, we’re going to get to the bottom of the truth. Today is the day we stop giving a fu*k.
As Mark Mason once said, now, while not giving a fu*k may seem simple on the surface, it’s a whole new bag of burritos under the hood. I don’t even know what that sentence means, but I don’t give a fu*k. A bag of burritos sounds awesome, so let’s just go with it.
We go through our days thinking about how other people might be judging us. But the truth is — no one really cares. Those people are thinking the exact same thing.
No one in today’s “smartphone crazed” society has time in their busy schedules to think more than a brief second about us. The fact of the matter is, when we do have time get our shit straight, we’re too busy thinking about ourselves and our own shortcomings — not others.
Rule #1: Know Your Values
First and foremost. You need to know what’s important to you in life, what you truly value, and what you’re ultimately aiming for. Once you know who you really are and what matters to you, what other people think of you become significantly less important. When you know your values, you’ll have something to stand up for — something you believe in.
You’ll stop saying yes man to everything. Instead, you’ll learn to say no.
Rememner — When you have your values straight, you have your shit straight.
Rule #2: Putting yourself out there
Now that you know what your values are, it’s time to put yourself out there.
This can be done several ways. Here are a few suggestions:
1.Vlogging (that’s short for video blogging)
3.Walking through a shitload of people with a selfie stick while recording a video…
Keep in mind that when you’re doing any of these activities, you have to speak your mind. Be honest with yourself and what you share, because the world doesn’t need another conflict-avoider who does what everyone else does.
Rule #3: Create a “Growth List”
OK, now we’re getting personal.
I haven’t told anyone this, but I have this list called the “Growth List.”
A growth list is comprised of all the things in life that gives you like a boast of caffiene in the morning and makes you high as a kite that day! These are fears, insecurities —anything that gives you the jitters and write the opposite on a index card.
-I am Strong!
-I am Confident!
-I am Courageous!
-I am Great!
-I am self-spoken!
I AM are two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality. When shit hits the roof, remember your “I ams”.
It won’t be easy at first, but don’t get discouraged. Being comfortable with the uncomfortable will grow with time. I continue to struggle with it everyday, as do many others. But you need to get started today.
The world is already full of people who obey the status quo. But the people who don’t give a fu*k are the ones that change the world.
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