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Recently I’ve been writing a lot about choices; The idea that we are constantly faced with decisions in our lives, and the choices we make in those moments directly affect what the outcome of our lives will be.
I do believe that we never have to do anything which we feel takes us away from the greater life goal we are working to accomplish - I write more about life goals in a recent piece “Life Goals”, in Theories and Philosophy.
Along with believing we don’t have to, I also think it is important for me to discuss the single reason I believe we actually shouldn’t do anything we don’t want to.
So here’s the one reason why I believe we shouldn’t do anything we don’t want to.
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One of the most beautiful gifts we have is the freedom to do absolutely anything we feel like doing at any given moment, we have the freedom to choose any path we so desire - the freedom of choice.
However when you don’t understand what that actually means, it’s easy to believe that at some points you cannot do absolutely anything you like, that a decision may not be up to you for whatever reason; Family, money, a relationship, whatever it may be, that there is an external reason as to why you can’t do something you want to do, or that you have to do something you don’t want to.
To explain this better, here are 3 points to help you better understand your freedom of choice to do whatever you want, whenever you want.
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For some, the idea of being successful is more appealing than success itself. The reason for this is because, the idea of success is just that, an idea - a dream which the only hard work required is shutting your eyes and dreaming of success. Whereas, stepping out of the dream to actually achieve success is a lot more work than simply dreaming about it.
The key is to form your own path from dream to reality. The reason you need to form a path is because, the success you dream of is very specific to you, nobody can do it just how you will do it - there may be guides, but the path itself needs to be formed by you.
Here is what I believe are the 5 phases or steps for taking success from a dream to reality.
Life is full of little moments, and in those little moments we make little decisions. Decisions which you may or may not realise you’ve made, but regardless you’ve made them.
With absolutely any decision, most especially with choosing a career path, we always want to get it right. Yet somehow a lot of people find themselves in careers (and by effect in a life) they never actually wanted to be in, so they settle for it and justify it to themselves.
They give reasons, justification and excuses as to why they couldn't do what they wanted to do. They’ll tell you why it’s too difficult for them, while simultaneously admiring people who overcame difficulty to achieve their dream.
Whether you’re about to choose a career path, change your career or simply make an important decision - Here is 1 question to always answer first.
The idea of chasing your dreams can sound like a theory out-of-this-world, like the concept of someone who chooses to chase their dreams is someone whose head is in the clouds - the visual of a person chasing their dream is of someone going against convention and choosing to the person they actually want to be, as if that’s a bad thing.
Whether you’re chasing and living your dream everyday, or you’re looking to take the step to doing so - here are 3 of the best things to remember when chasing your dreams.
The idea of personal growth or “Self-growth” is a delicate thing. What is it exactly and how do you know you’re doing it?
Self-growth is centred around the idea of bettering one’s self in their entirety. That is, every facet and aspect of your “Self”. Growth in your career, relationship, mindset, health, hobbies and so on. It is an idea that there is always room to improve on something for yourself, you can always be a better version of your best self, because you want to.
Here are 5 signs to help you notice you are successfully pursuing and achieving personal growth.
More often than not - Whenever we strive to achieve a goal we’ll be faced with some sort of adversity. It’ll test our belief in ourselves and the goal we’ve set; especially when that goal require us pushing ourselves towards achieving personal greatness.
They often show themselves in the form of setbacks, which we sometimes misinterpret as “failure” when they aren’t actually failures.
Here are 5 great tips that will help you stop seeing setbacks as failure.
The way we start our day plays a big part in how we experience the entire the day, this especially affects us on weekdays, when the days are chock full of responsibilities.
In light of this, here are 4 quick tips to help with starting off a stress-free work day.