I’m sure you hear people saying: ‘I just go with the flow, and see what happens’.
Well I got some news for you. If you go with the flow, a lot will happen, there is no doubt. But a lot of this will not be what you like – it will be what others want.
You see, many of us have this idea of blending in the crowd – some of us want to be invisible. You can hear in the background: ‘I hate public speaking”, “I am just a shy guy”, and “I don’t want to sit in the first row”. We spend our life doing what others do, and then we are surprised to discover that our life was really somebody else’s’ life – we just played a role, not having any input in it. And our name is not even in the ‘Starring’ section at the end.
Why not make some waves? Moon does it all the time.
Set a crazy cool goal for yourself and go for it – do something every day, no matter how small, that will get you where you want to be. Many times you will have to go against the flow – against the tide.
Some people will turn their back on you (you will learn quickly who is your friend, so no big loss here). Other will laugh at you, ridicule you.
As Mahatma Ghandi once said:
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
At the end, you will be the winner
And others will be losers – keep living somebody else’s life – on and on.
Going against the flow will not make you popular – but it will take you wherever you want to go.
To your happiness…