You have superpowers. We all do. Thing is, few of us know we have them, and even fewer actually use them.
And since we see so many people not using their superpowers, we think it’s normal not to have them.
But it hasn’t always been this way.
There was a time when you did use your superpowers. You used them when you were a kid.
When you were a kid, you would boldly exclaim, “I CAN DO ANYTHING!!”
And when you fell off your bike, you never said, “Oh, well, I guess I’m not good at that.” and then gave up.
Instead, you jumped back on your bike over and over again, each time with more determination, until finally, after falling 10 or 20 times, you learned how to ride your bike.
And from that day forward, life was glorious as you pedaled around vigorously, swooping through the neighborhood with your new speed racer.
NOTHING could stop you!
But then, slowly overtime, you grew up.
As a kid, no one would mess with your dreams, because it’s taboo for an adult to tell a kid they can’t do something.
But as you aged, your parents, your teachers, and more of your elder heroes began telling you what you could and couldn’t do.
They’d say things like, “You’re not a kid anymore. Grow up!”
“That’s not realistic. Stop being a dreamer!”
And overtime, with more and more people you looked up to telling you what you could and couldn’t do, your superpowers slowly began to fade, until one day, you woke up as just another worker bee.
Now, 80% of your days look something like this:
~You smash your annoying alarm clock on the floor. Jump into the shower, scrubbing as fast as you can. Grab your coffee, trying not to spill it as you rush to the car. Plow through traffic. Run into work. Take a deep breath as you clock in just in time. And proceed to work your 8 hour shift of pure monotony, where you do, more or less, the same shit you did the last 3 years of your one life, day in and day out.~
This is not what life is about.
Life is not about finding a good job, making sure you pay your bills on time, and being a proud voter every 4 years.
Life is about EXCITEMENT!
Life is about ADVENTURE!
Life is about LIVING!
When you were a kid, this was common sense. You never did shit that bored you.
But then you started listening to the “grown ups”.
That was your first mistake.
But how could you know any better—you were just a kid.
Well, the good news is—NOW you know better.
And NOW, you can do something about it.
The truth is, you still have your superpowers.
Sure, they’re a little dull, but they’re still there and eagerly awaiting to be used again.
But you can’t strengthen them unless you make a decision today.
Indeed, a powerful one.
You have to DECIDE that you will no longer accept a routine life that’s been stripped of any excitement or adventure, only to be reserved for 2 weeks a year—something we call vacations—when we escape our normal lives to go live the life we’re suppose to be living everyday.
I say trade in your vacation days for a life you don’t need to escape from.
Get rid of your possessions that you think you own, but really own you.
Save some money to go on a soul-seeking journey.
And when you have enough in your piggy bank, quit your job.
Then, simply, take off on your great adventure!
Don’t worry, if you decide this whole adventure thing isn’t for you, you can always go back to your cubicle where safety and mind-numbing boredom await you.
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