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”