From The Desk of Maverick Brenton.
Subject: Doing What You “Can’t”.
Do you want to be a rebel and write your own script in life?
Do you want to do something different?
Something completely crazy and outside the box that excites you just thinking about it?
Something your gut is telling you that you must go and do?
Like travelling the world.
Picking grapes in France.
Painting works of art.
Becoming a Professional Blog Artist.
Becoming a Professional Barista and making the world’s best coffee.
Becoming a YouTuber, a Creator.
Maybe you want to learn professional photography and travel the world taking pictures.
Maybe you want to start a business doing something crazy – something outside the box that scares you just a little.
These are things that normal people will do their best to discourage you from doing.
Because this is the kind of thing that rebels do.
People who won’t accept the bad deal that they are expected to accept by society.
People who decide to live a life of adventure instead.
A life where excitement, experience and growth are the main ingredients.
They are the rebels who spend their time doing exactly what they want to be doing.
If you don’t have normal plans like normal people, prepare to be told by all the normal people that you can’t do what you want to do.
Prepare to be told that you should just be normal instead.
Prepare for all the normal people to tell you that you cannot and should not do any of the awesome things you want to do.
What are their reasons?
Because you can’t.
Because you’re not being realistic.
Because you need to grow up.
Because you need to compromise.
Because it’s too risky.
Because, because and because.
Here’s a Pro Tip:
The advice of normal people is complete and utter bullshit that you must ignore.
It is terrible advice.
Advice that will ruin your life.
Unless you share your plans with people who are doing exactly what they want and people who are also rebels, expect to have doubt and ten million reasons why you can’t do it, jammed down your throat.
Normal people will do their very best to discourage you and make you abandon your adventure, your vision.
They will tell you what you want to do is a pipe dream and a fairy tale.
That you need to get a real job just like they did.
That you need to grow up and start being “responsible” just like they did.
That you should play it “safe” just like they did.
Life is not for playing it safe.
Life is for adventure, growth and becoming who you truly are.
Normal people will have a long list of reasons for why you should not do what you actually want to do.
They will try to talk you out of it.
That is their job and they are just doing their civil duty.
This is why the system that created them is so ruthlessly effective.
It’s why millions of people are stuck in lives that they do not like – lives that were chosen for them and not by them.
It’s why they all work “good” jobs that do nothing but pay their bills and put food on their table.
There is more to life than paying fucking bills and putting food on the fucking table.
These people act out life based on a script written for them instead of a script written by them.
The worst part?
They don’t even know it.
They have no idea.
They think this is normal.
This is because the system you grew up inside removes your ability to think independently.
It trains everyone to think the same way.
It trains them to think like sheep.
This is common sense.
Look around you.
Everyone looks like they have money but in reality they are dead broke, in debt and slaving away at jobs to pay off their debts so they can eventually have a life.
They have no time to live or do anything that they actually want to do, instead they spend all of their time doing stuff they do not like doing.
They are all convinced this is just how it is.
They are convinced they can’t have it any other way.
They all have the same thought process and they all think this is normal.
They all live for the weekend, do what they are told and do not think independently.
This is not normal and if you think it is normal then you have fallen for the joke.
Just look at our school system.
Look at what it teaches.
If you see nothing wrong with what it teaches then you simply don’t know anything because all you know is what you learnt in school – therefore you know nothing because what you learn in school means nothing.
Most people don’t even know what Critical Thinking is.
It is one of the most important life skills you could possibly possess because it teaches you how to think and most people don’t even know what it is.
Because if you were taught these things you would become smart and smart people do not think like sheep.
They think independently and they live how they want to live.
So, open your eyes and pay attention.
Do not listen to the sheep around you.
Do not listen to the shepherd guiding all those sheep.
Listen to your gut instinct.
For all their reasons why it won’t work, you only need one good reason why it will work.
If you can’t find one good reason, then just have faith that your gut instinct is right.
Believe it will work out for you and it will.
The gut instinct is true intelligence and it is never wrong.
Listen to the gut instinct.
Here’s a harsh little secret about life:
Most people do not want you to be a success and live an awesome life.
Most people are jealous and envious idiots – this is just human nature.
They hate the thought of you succeeding and they will stop you if they can.
Because when you get better, it makes them look in the mirror.
They realise they are not everything they could be and they fucking hate this.
If they can stop you, they will.
If they can’t stop you, they will talk shit about you instead.
The solution to this problem is very simple:
Don’t tell normal people anything and don’t listen to anything they tell you.
If you ask them for advice, you will not get advice.
You will get bullshit.
The first thing most people do when they have ideas and dreams, is ask normal people what they think.
They seek approval and they seek permission.
Don’t do that.
This is the easiest way to get discouraged and give up before you even begin.
Because they will just tell you that you can’t do it.
They will spew out some worthless opinion that means nothing and does nothing but plant doubt inside your mind.
How do you fix this?
You shut your mouth and you say nothing.
Stay silent and keep your plans to yourself.
Unless you can share your plans with people who will support you and your dream, do not say anything.
Only listen to people who have done what you want to do.
Be completely deaf to everyone else.
So many dreams have gone to waste because somebody told someone with an idea they needed to grow up.
That what they wanted to do was not realistic.
That they needed to play it safe.
That they should just be happy being like everyone else.
Those who give up before they begin and listen to that advice, end up living a miserable life.
A life that is a lot less than it could have been.
Those who ignore that advice and do exactly what they want to do, live an adventure.
Have the balls to do exactly what you want to do.
If you don’t have them, grow them.
Ignore what all the normal people tell you to do.
When they tell you that you can’t.
Just Do What You Can’t.
Until next time.