Lately, I have been so appalled by some of the standards that some of my peers set for themselves and the level at which they choose to settle down. A few questions pop up into my head:
Why aren't we doing more?
Where did these constraints come from?
What even ARE boundaries?
I just can't, for the life of me, figure out why people don't want to do more - ESPECIALLY if they are unhappy with their current predicament.
If your talent is singing, or rapping, why stick to just that? Teach yourself how to play an instrument, formulate your own beats, produce your music, or create lyrics that aren't related to sex, violence or drugs.
If you are a Business major, open a small shop, dabble in graphic design and become proficient at advertising, or take a Communications class and learn about Human Communication.
If you are a passionate about yoga, begin teaching small yoga classes and meet up with other yogis in your area.
If you are passionate about traveling, actually cut corners in your spending, work more hours, produce a travel blog or Youtube Channel.
My point is, why settle? Why limit yourself and only do assignments that you're required to do, or settle for the bare minimum in your skill? It is never too late to learn something new, and although my target audience is college students, this post can be applied to ANYONE.
I will be fluent in another language, I will be a decent photographer, I will learn yoga, I will be a great cook, I will publish a book one day, I will live in multiple countries... My list is endless. All of these things do not relate to my future career at all, but it is pertinent for me to achieve these things.
I'm not telling you how to live your life, but I mean... LIVE IT. Stop creating boundaries, stop telling yourself that you are incapable, stop finding excuses, stop creating invisible boundaries.
In my head, I tell myself, "It's possible for someone else to do this, so why can't I?". I am able and I am competent and I will achieve anything I set my mind to, and so can you.
Remember, if you ever start to doubt yourself, just say: 'What Even ARE Boundaries?'
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