We asked it when we were kids and we continue to ask it as adults. We’re so focused on getting there as fast as possible that we forget where we’re going.
"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around." - Jim Rohn
Most people do more to avoid pain than they do to gain pleasure.
Take a moment to imagine yourself at 90 years old, sitting in a rocking chair, looking back at your life. You recall encountering a wall which separated yourself from the life you desired and deciding to walk in the opposite direction. You imagine what your life would have been like if you took the leap.
Come back to the present and decide between – the possibility of failure or the inevitable regret.
Look in the mirror and you will see change staring back at you. And as they say, objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. Time is flying by and the best is not yet to come, it’s already here. Enjoy it.
Logic is the greatest enemy of truth. Like Ambrose Bierce said: “It’s the art of thinking in strict accordance with the limitations of the human misunderstanding.” When we feel like we can, logic justifies why we can’t. Just as important as learning is unlearning the lies which restrict our potential and suffocate our imagination.
I recently got a message from someone who is struggling with depression and it really struck a chord with me. He said “I live bound, bound by myself”. Everyone feels suppressed or limited at times but few are aware that in most cases, it’s caused by their own thoughts and beliefs. The good news is that since we create the walls, we can also destroy them. That's why LiveUnbound exists, to remind us that true freedom is attainable.
Feel like you're drowning? I hope I see the day when the word “work” is associated with gratification and satisfaction instead of distress and monotony. Hopefully someday “work hard” will no longer be perceived as putting time and energy into an undesirable act for a desired result. In order for that to happen, we need to change the desired result from money to waking up feeling excited about the “work” we are about to do. The funny thing is that once you do that the money will follow.
You'll have a whole eternity to think inside the box.
Do you feel like you already know what today is going to be like? Routines and comfort zones threaten our growth. If a relationship's not growing, if your skills aren't growing, if you're not growing, it doesn't matter how much money you have, how many people love you, you're not happy. If you feel like your days are mundane and predictable then pretty soon your weeks will be the same. Then months, years and even your whole life. Make it a habit to surprise yourself with spontaneous adventures.
More important than skills or knowledge is your emotion and psychological strength. This invisible force shapes your destiny. Your ability will get you up in the air; your state of mind will land you safely.