What is living Unapologetically?
Have you ever thought about what it means to be living unapologetically? Whose life are you living anyway? How many times do you apologise on a daily basis? Of those Apologies, How many are essentially for not living up to other peoples wants, needs, ideals and expectations? How often do you stop to think about what your own real expectations are? What do you really want and need to live a happy and fulfilled life?
We live in a world where practically anything is possible, but we all know we can’t have everything, so I think we should probably pick more wisely. So often we get bogged down and distracted by other peoples priorities, that we rarely get to think about, let alone move toward living our own self-crafted life.
Living our pre-programming.
From birth we are taught how we must live. Our lives are pretty much planned and managed for us, our creativity is stifled. Go to school, get a job, marry and have kids, work your tail off and buy stuff, consume until you’re on the home run. You’re a failure if you don’t keep up with the Jones’. What kind of life is this? When we have no opportunity to problem solve and appreciate the simple things in life we miss out on the opportunity to build a life in which we can thrive. Yes humans thrive on routines but most of us don’t realise how much power we have to create our own. We just sell our time and put all our efforts into making someone else’s processes work and when we get rewarded for it, it reinforces the process so we feel like we’re doing well. I can assure you that the rewards are far greater when we reclaim our power.
Let’s stop and think.
I’d like to encourage you to stop and think about what your most important values and principles are. These should be the backbone of your being. I know from experience that many regrets are formed from doing what others wanted you to do instead of sticking to your own values and principles. Stick to your principles and create a life you love. When we become creators, our own routines, plans and processes become priority. We can reap far better rewards and have bigger and better opportunities to do more good in the world.
I don’t know about you but I, for one, am sure of this; I will no longer strive toward your idea of good, great, awesome or amazing. No longer will I prioritise your comfort over my own, and I would never expect that of you either. You need to do you, I wholly believe that. Find your flow, craft and live the life of your dreams, live unapologetically. This is the essence of self love. I wholly believe in the philosophy ‘do as you will, harm none’. People will be inspired by your courage to break free from necessity, you will attract more amazing people into your life, that is where true fulfilment lies. That is essentially what we all want deep down, whether we know it or not.