Its funny when you get to a point in life where you are making the conscious decision to not worry about what other people think of you, decisions you make or paths you take. Now, let me first start off by saying I have by no means perfected this as I am still struggling to please people that I really shouldn’t be. You can look up a million quotes about being true and they all have the same message: do not live your life for anyone but yourself! I read about 100 of those over the last week and I am still trying to sink them into my fat head.
I am not a follower and I am not a copy cat. What I am is a stubborn and sometimes selfish person and guess what, that is who I am and nothing can change that. All I can do is not use them to hurt anyone which I am pretty sure I do not do and have no desire to do. Who really has time to plot vengeance on someone else? There are a million things to worry about in life on a daily basis and guess what; at the end of the day its all about you and the choices you have made. Those are what get you through life.
Cam is a good reminder about what is really important and what is not. He is the guy that will tell me “Sims, give me some real shit to complain about”. Yep, he is right. Worrying about other people and what other people think of you is NOT important. I recently read in my favorite blog about a study of a man who went running in nothing but a bow tie. He waited to see the reaction of the people who passed by. Sure, they looked and did a little chuckle but they kept going on their own daily mission and on their own life path. They probably didn’t think too much about it and went back to worrying about their own problems. That is true with everything in life. People are out for themselves and are not spending time thinking about you as long as you don’t give them the power to.
Back to my main point…I am training my thoughts to be more focused on me and my intermediate circle. If you like what I am doing; great. If you don’t, well that’s your choice. Life is really to short to spend countless hours stressing about things you cannot control. Bottom line, I am going to do what makes me happy and I am not going to do what doesn’t make me happy. I think quitting my job last week was the first step; don’t cha’ think?