An epidemic is raging. You’re probably familiar with it. In fact, you might even be affected by it.
Symptoms may include throwing your alarm clock across the room, throwing your computer out the window, banging your head against the wall of your cubicle, or cursing traffic during your daily commute.
You probably hate your job and love to laugh in all your superior cynicism at those who love theirs. Because you know the truth: work sucks. It’s like a law of the universe or something.
There’s a flaw in this philosophy, though. This cynicism leads to resentment, bitterness, anger, and depression. Life is defined by pain. Life becomes war.
But I have faith that we were made for so much more.
We were made to live boundless and free. To embrace our bliss, honor our passions, and give back to the world in a way that is uniquely suited to our individual histories and personalities.
So let’s stop this vicious cycle of school-work-retire-die. Let’s loosen the grip of such a crippling and depressing worldview. It’s time to dream, to believe change in ourselves and in the world is possible, and to act on that faith. It’s time to stop blaming education, upbringing, family, friends, society, culture, even ourselves and start taking responsibility for our lives.
It’s time to give ourselves that power, to stop thinking about what we can’t do and start thinking about what we can do. Now. Today.
So what is one small thing you can do today to change your life tomorrow? What can you do for 15 minutes that will heal or strengthen your body? What can you read for 15 minutes that will lift up your spirit and inspire you to grow? What can you learn or practice in 15 minutes that will give you new skills to offer the world?
Whatever it is, do something today that will pave the road to a boundless and free life tomorrow. You are the antidote to the epidemic. You have the power to break free, to change the world by first changing yourself.
So what are you going to do about it?