What an inspiring TEDx Talk by Scott Dinsmore! It’s completely worth 18 mins of your time.
“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?” –Warren Buffett
Everything was impossible at one point, until somebody did it. We are constantly pushed into or are a part of a society that undermines goals and imagination, accepts compliancy to otherwise unfair actions, and possibly accept failures far too seriously. It’s all in our heads, the emerging study in epigenetics proves that your thoughts can influence your body’s genes and the way you live your life, by changing your surroundings, your environment and your thoughts can benefit. It’s all in your head, push your limits.
Best way to do this is to surround yourself with passionate people, people who are already doing things you want to be doing.
- Become an expert on yourself: Understand yourself. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, then you’re never going to find it.
- Do the impossible and push your limits: People don’t do things because they tell themselves they can’t or other people tell them they can’t. Make incremental pushes to prove yourself and others wrong.
- Surround yourself with inspiring people: “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn. Be with people that inspire possibilities. The people around you matter, environment is everything BUT it’s on you to control it, because it can go both ways.
Imagine a world where 80% of people love what they do? What kind of world would we be living in?