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Friday, October 14, 2011

Give up to Get More

What you are unwilling to try is always impossible. Have you uttered the words: "Oh, but I could never do that." in response to the cool things that your friends are doing? You're right. You will never be able to do those things, unless you give up.

Give up the notion of the "American Dream" that somehow is supposed to guarantee everyone a job, a house, two cars and 2.5 children. Give up the idea of success that's based on working yourself into exhaustion so that you can retire and sit around doing nothing. Give up the concept of money as the only way to achieve your goals. Give up. Stop. Don't be normal anymore.

I can't tell you how many people have listened jealously as I told them about spending a summer in Ireland. Most often, the response something like, "I wish I could do that, that would be so cool."

Then why not? What's stopping you? We volunteered on a farm in exchange for room and board. We worked little side jobs for entertainment money and we just did it. It's not hard to live a life of adventure, it's just hard to give up the life you have to do it.

What do you want to do that's impossible?

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