On a world map Greenland and Africa look the same,
But in reality Africa is 14x bigger than Greenland…
From a far we look very similar to other people, but reality is that we’re all very very different.
We all have different skills, personalities, ambitions, problems
We’re all different but a common trend is people following trends trying to look, be, do the same as others
But the world doesn’t need you to be like everyone else
In needs you to be different
It needs you to be you
Embrace your differences, be unique where you can, if you have a unique skill then work on it
Just stop trying to be the same
Why you looking to others for inspiration, look around everyone has their head to the ground
Why would you wait for someone to step up to the plate, just to inspire you to do something
When everyone else is waiting for something to inspire them, we’re trapped in a circle of everyone passing responsibility on to everyone else
Don’t wait for inspiration just create something and as a side effect you create inspiration, in yourself and others
Old and New Can’t Live Together.
Ok this isn’t entirely true, if you go to Rome you’ll see ancient history blended into modern-day living and it makes one beautiful city (I think I’ve never been) Old and new clearly can live together there.
When it comes to me and you
Old cannot live with the New.
The old way of doing things and a new way of thinking that is.
You want to achieve that big goal. That requires a new way of thinking.
But thinking alone can’t change anything…
So you have to change the way you do things too,
You can’t want to lose weight, but still, do the things that made you gain the weight in the first place.
You can’t get rich by doing the stuff that got you broke…
Do you want change?
The old way has to be evicted.
“We were kids without fathers, so we found our fathers on wax and on the streets and in history, and in a way, that was a gift. We got to pick and choose the ancestors who would inspire the world we were going to make for ourselves.”
‘We got to pick and choose our ancestors…’
We can’t choose our family, but we can choose our inspiration,
We choose the people we look up to, the information we feed ourselves, the books we read, the movies we watch…
In the Book Steal Like An Artist – Austin talks about the concept of choosing your Ancestors.
You take your inspiration and find who inspired them, then you find your inspirations inspiration and repeat the process, eventually, you have a family tree of inspiration, whose work you study, imitate and create new ideas…
Create your own family tree, Create your own world, Create Yourself
Don’t Be Inspired, Be Inspirational – Ryan Holiday
Don’t just read motivational quotes, or watch an inspiring documentary, Look up to what we call the greats…
And think how great they were…
Do something today, take action and join the ranks of those we once looked up too,