You’re the CEO of your life, so act like it
This is just like the time Morpheus gave Neo the option of the red pill or the blue pill in the Matrix. We all have a choice, we’ve just got to make it and own that path.
I am a firm believer in that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. We all have a reasoned choice, as the great philosophers of times gone by would have said, but more then ever, I hear people say they had no choice, I had to do it or so so made me do this. Does that kind of talk, sound like someone who is making their own reasoned choices? someone who is taking ownership of myLife inc? I don’t think so.
You’ve probably heard this a million times, but it’s your life and you’ve got to live it, following someone else path will not bring you happiness. Sadly I see too many people crippled by the feeling of failure and what would XYZ think if I did this, too many afraid to lead the life they want as they fear what society will think of them.
Well I’m here to tell you, who gives a shit what society thinks? they’re not you, not even close, you are the only you in this world and that’s awesome — so celebrate it. Stop letting other people’s opinions dictate how you live, if I had listened to every single person who tried to imprint their version of what I should do with my life on me, then I certainly wouldn’t be writing this story right now.
The plain and simple fact is, you are the CEO of you inc, no one else, just you steering this wild ride through the abyss, so start acting like it. Trust your gut and your own instincts, make decisions through your own process and ones that will benefit you and not for so and so or whoever else you believe you must adhere to. Be the best CEO you can be, look after yourself, be challenged, have fun, explore the realms of possibilities and do it your way.
Don’t be the person who knows they should have taken the red pill but took the blue one instead because you thought it’s what your parents would have wanted.
You have the power to lead the life you want, you’re the damn CEO so start acting like it.