Defying Limits: Embracing The Absurd And Proving The Mass Wrong In Life And Career
Posted on 16th November 2022
They said "𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲" 😏 when...
▶️ ...at 15 I decided to stand against 𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 abuse and live on my own terms. I proved them wrong.
▶️ ...at 21 I decided to buy a 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘁 to start a healthier life on my own, with no family behind, no guarantor and no savings. I proved them wrong.
▶️ ...at 27 I decided to 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲 in Contemporary History while working full-time. I proved them wrong.
▶️ ...at 35 I decided to 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 entirely while moving to London with a pretty embarrassing English. I proved them wrong.
▶️ ...at 38 I decided to 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 with zero entrepreneurial experience. I proved them wrong.
▶️ ...at 41 I decided to 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗻𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱, despite being the most expensive area (Chelsea) in the most expensive city in the world (London). I proved them wrong.
▶️ ...at 44 I decided to 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹 and work directly with Fortune 100 companies despite me having zero sales skills. Again, I proved them wrong 😜.
How do I consistently prove the mass wrong (and have a lot of fun doing it)?
• Investing quality time in getting to know myself
• Trusting what I feel vs what society thinks is right for me
• Using my values and emotions as a compass in life
Bottom line: Pursuing the "absurd" is much more fun than living within someone else's limitations
• You are the source of your own strengths and motivation. Look at your past experiences and celebrate each time you aimed at the "absurd" and won, and turn it into fuel for future "absurd" goals.
So now I'm curious: when did you prove the mass wrong in your life/career? What helped you achieve your "absurd" goal?