HOW TO EMBRACE NEW CULTURAL RULES AND GET RID OF OLD ONES
When we deeply believe in a common project, a project that brings us good and that brings good to all humanity, we start vibrating and feeling joy deep inside.
So if the way of working, the method of schooling, the way we make friends or raise our kids, how we have fun, exercise or discover the world, doesn’t bring you happiness, you are free to swap it out and reinvent it in a way that serves you better.
Of course this requires courage and boldness.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe said “Whatever you can do, or dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now”.
Very few people have the grit to get out of their comfort zone, take risks and go beyond their limits. But if you don’t risk anything, the risk is that you won’t get anywhere, and you won’t get what you want out of life.
Jim Rohn wrote: « If you’re not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary »
Until you try, you don’t know how far you can go! So risk believing in your true potential and risk acting with boldness and courage. The odds will change in your favor and you will gain more confidence on the way to your life purpose.
Playing it safe by living with the status quo is the surest way of losing.
T.S. Eliot said “Only those that risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go".
So if you see there are things you’ve been doing and that are not working, stop doing them and go for a new approach. Create new space, new opportunity, and do something new, even if it’s not familiar. Be brave to reinvent yourself and set a new pattern, new attitudes, new behaviors. Risk breaking out of your routine and create a new one, with new habits.
The same way will always produce the same results so be brave enough to change things even if feels awkward at first.
At a time where all other tribes in Namibia opted for the fast-paced modern world, the Himbas risked staying away from civilization. They believed in their values and in what brings them joy.
The deep smile on their face and their way of approaching us with no barrier, no judgement, no fear whatsoever was another lesson for me and my family.