Do You Think for Yourself? Here’s How to Start

Are you free to do what you want?

Or do you do what is expected of you?

You’ll probably find that without even knowing it, you follow ‘the rules’ and conform.

Obviously if you’re paid to do a job, do it.

For this purpose we’re talking about mindlessly following the unwritten rules of society; things you’ve never agreed to and you’re not paid to do.

If you have never contemplated this, then it’s likely you’ve fallen into line whether or not it’s for your benefit. Just by reading this paragraph however, you may have a lightning bolt moment; a sudden awareness about how you’re living your life.

To have confidence and a happy life, you ought to think for yourself.

“Gonna change my way of thinking, make my self a different set of rules.

Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools.”

Bob Dylan (American singer-songwriter and musician b. 1941)

If this Idea Pushes a Button Look Closer

This can be a touchy subject because we all like to think we’re independent thinkers, but we can’t escape the truth.

If you didn’t have a lightning bolt moment, ask yourself if this topic pushes a button for you. Does it make you uncomfortable, even a little?

If an idea pushes a button it means it applies to you in some way whether you hide from it or not.

Towing the line takes us away from what we want in life. But most people are doing it so let’s face it and acknowledge at least that you now know.

Now we can take action to liberate you and deliver to you that happy life instead.

Since I’ve had the luxury of learning I’m ‘free to be me’ and every day actively choose to be that, I’ve felt my heart soar, I’ve had a beautiful sense of liberation, confidence and I wake up even happier, with an even greater can-do attitude.

The Results Are In – You Are Free to Be You

Unfortunately, until we’re reminded that we’re free (to be whoever and whatever we want to be), we continue towing the line, doing what we think impresses others and keep trying to make ourselves more acceptable or more significant in the eyes of others.

We seldom do anything that contradicts what’s expected of us, for fear of losing the love and approval of others.

We robotically follow the rules of society – subconscious rules we’ve been indoctrinated to follow since childhood.

The rules determine what is deemed good behavior, and what isn’t.

We unconsciously know ‘good’ from ‘bad’ and we stick to being ‘good’.

Our daily life involves striving to be a glowing example of what is seen as living an ‘impressive life’.

The consequence? Continue reading “Do You Think for Yourself? Here’s How to Start”

How to Find Purpose in Your Life

If you’ve ever wondered what your purpose is in life, you’ve come to the right place. An instant snapshot of your most important purposes in life is given in the extract below from my book Just Like That ! How to Get Anything You Want [i]

“Just Like That!” also shows you how to discover several other purposes unique to you and the steps to take to start living them. It is remarkably simple. The key to a happy, fulfilled life is to live your purposes every day.

   The Reason You Are On Earth

 “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

Aristotle

(Ancient Greek philosopher, scientist, physician, 384–322 BC)

You do have a purpose here. Actually you have several purposes. You have come to Earth to experience life on this planet, and your main purposes are to achieve a continuous state of happiness and to expand your wisdom. It’s true, you’re meant to be happy! This is what we mean by evolving or growing. Another purpose for being on Earth, as mentioned earlier, is to create new experiences. These urgings come from your soul – it knows what’s good for you. Think about it – when you want something and get it, it means you’ll have a new experience. In other words, it doesn’t make sense that you’d be yearning for aspects of your life that you’ve already got or always had.

The springboard to taking action and using the opportunities presented to you by your soul starts with learning to love yourself and being willing to learn about both yourself and life in general. You are unlikely to get what you truly want without Continue reading “How to Find Purpose in Your Life”