From our everyday never-ending ‘to do list’ to the anxiety the media puts on us to be the perfect man and the perfect woman, we wake up struggling every single day trying to do more, forcing ourselves to be more than we are and giving more than we have.
The truth is we don’t need to be that way every single day of our lives. Apart from the fact that it isn’t healthy, we are also missing out on the most important point in life: that is living as a human being. Not as a Doctor or an Architect, not as a Teacher or a Musician, but living simply as a human being.
We have to be able to let go of all these pressures now and every day of our life.
If you take a survey of the most of the people who are in their 60s and 70s, you will find that they have a lot of regrets. They wish they could change something they did not do: some words they could not tell and some dreams they did not dare to make a reality.
For some, they wished they stayed longer on the dance floor when they were strong enough and their feet could carry them, other wish they were not so afraid of what people will say when they discovered who they really were. Many hid behind a disguise and gave a fake impression of who they are instead of allowing the people around them to meet the true person.
As a young person living now, you don’t have to wait until you are old so you can fall in line and join the regret club. You have to fight these pressures with all your strength. Take your time to do what truly matters because at the end that is all that counts.
Fight the pressure to be anyone else
There are only two people you can be in this life; an original version of yourself or counterfeit of the other person.
Right now there is so much pressure to look more like celebrities that so many people prefer to undergo series of plastic surgeries just so they can have a resemblance with an MTV Base star.
Looking like someone else? That’s gonna take a lot of work and it will cost you a fortune but looking like you, that’s something you already have and it’s free. Stop and focus on what already have and be grateful for it.
Fight the pressure to start big
Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying everyone must start small before growing into a multi-million dollar company. If you have the resources to start your business on a large scale: go ahead and do so. But if you don’t, you don’t have to keep waiting. You should start your business with what you have.
Fight the pressure to be an idea flirt
One of the many mistakes the youth of this age make is jumping from one field to another. Personally, I think being an idea flirt is a result of being impatient and a lack of dedication.
Every idea that solves a problem and makes life easier has got a shot at becoming big. All you need to do is believe in yourself and be consistent with it. Give it time and it will yield bountifully.
Fight the pressure to impress others
That only gets you in more trouble. Do not miss an opportunity to be true to yourself at all times. All the attention you struggle to get on social media is nothing but a virtual reality. It doesn’t last because there’s always someone spending more and someone more attractive.
You should only go out of your way to be you.