Today, let’s take a look at the experiences you go through and its significance as a whole. To put it into perspective, think of the moment you decided NOT to try something because the foreseeable outcome is non-favorable or is not to its fullest potential. Okay, now that I introduced the idea, it is clear where I am headed. You could stop reading here but I’m going to explain my philosophy anyway.
“It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.” – Les Brown
The significance of everything you believe in is as you perceive it. I came to a realization in my life that changed the way I handle things forever. Here’s a question for you: have you ever realized that the mental environment of each situation/moment is dictated by the reactions of the people involved? Yeah, it’s pretty crazy now that you look back at it. When you become angry and yell versus understand and walk away. Monks call this as being “enlightened”. Being aware of the control you have over every single decision you make when it happens. The mental battle of whether or not you should commit to something due to the significance of the beneficiary details. If you have the time and resources at that moment, for that task that may benefit you in the most minimal way. Ultimately, the event is still an achievement at the end of the day. “Celebrate the small successes” something I heard from one of Tim Ferris’ podcasts.
Restricting yourself from exploring possibilities and taking advantage of the opportunities presented to you due to your value of significance puts you at a disadvantage. At the end of the day, YOU are living a life of your own. I mean, if YOU are not then who is? You are alive today, you might as well do the things you love. Especially if you feel like you’re in a rut. You’ve really got nothing to lose. If you’re able to start a business and keep it going without understanding your passion and love for things greater than the human connection. Once you find that passion and love. Your business will only flourish from it.
Live the way you enjoy even if you are only achieving an “insignificant” amount of success. You are progressing in an area you would sacrifice your thumbs for. When you are doing something you dread, no matter if you reach to become a Product/Project Manager you will not feel satisfied or fulfilled. Have an amazing day and good luck!