They told you to conform. Do what everyone else does, and you’ll fit in and be successful.
They told you to work hard. Work hard, and someday you’ll be able to retire. Then you can do what you want to do.
They told you to buy. Have what everyone else has, and you’ll fit in and be happy.
They’re selling a story that’s not working out so well for most people. Wait to be who you are and do what you want, because they’ve got stuff to sell you.
But you’re not buying it anymore.
- Now it’s time to be you.
Today, the world craves to see your personality. Your uniqueness and your vibrancy will attract success. So, give yourself permission to be you and be fully alive.
- Now it’s time to work hard for something that makes a difference.
You may discover meaning and fulfillment in the job you do now. Your work might make or allow someone else to make a huge difference in the world, and you just haven’t realized it before.
You may discover new work that will bring you more pleasure and meaning.
You may make time to volunteer for projects you’re passionate about.
Where ever you find your meaning, it’s time to work hard for it, because today you have the chance to make a difference. And someday may never come.
- Now it’s time to be free of the buy more and keep up with Jones’ myth.
Keeping your expenses low gives you freedom to pursue other opportunities and having less stuff frees your mind from worrying about what will happen to it.
Give to yourself and of yourself, because you’re not buying their story anymore. This is your story to write.