Important Choices of Life (Part 2)
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Do you want to be the driver or the passenger in life?
Once again, you're faced with this existential dilemma.
There are two ways to live your life.
One… Like everything is pre-written in your destiny and you're just floating on a boat, carried, wherever the river takes you.
Two… The world is chaos filled with unlimited potential, nothing is set in stone and you're the one writing every page.
Depending on this choice and your view of life, things get more or less complicated.
If you pick the first one, then there's no need to struggle or push yourself. For your destiny has already been picked out at your birth.
The second one has its downsides as well because if your life is terrible, you're the only person to blame. You take complete ownership of it. For Good and the Bad.
There’s actually a great book called “Extreme Ownership” by Jacko Willink that covers this topic perfectly.
When life is happening to you, you need to make a call.
Are you going to shape the outcome yourself?
Or are you willing to let the dice roll and see how they fall?
Would you rather risk it all or play it safe?
We found there are different character traits, that influence the attitude, one has toward life.
Some people are calculated and never try to expose themselves to risk.
While, others embrace it, sometimes to their own detriment.
Both choose to take action.
Both want to end up at the same destination which is usually happiness, personal fulfillment, and financial success.
What’s different thought about these two, is the road they take.
The higher the risk, the shorter the distance to the destination. But, don't imagine it's going to be an easy road.
On the other hand, there's this beaten path, the one others have walked on before you and got to exactly the place you want to be.
If you're smart about it, then you'll study these people and prepare for the journey beforehand, based on their experience, their struggles and difficulties.
You might even find people, who took the risky path and learn from them.
Who you choose to mirror, is up to you, depending on where you want to end up in life.
The most important part is to make the choice of starting the journey.
We know hundreds of people, who say they want to be entrepreneurs and start businesses with dreams and goals. But all they do is read books and go to conferences, never taking any action. We call them wanna-preneurs. They’re the folks who are enamored with desires, but always make excuses when it comes to the first step.
You don't need to see the entire road to take the first step.
It’s mind-blowing to us with today's technology that people are not even trying things.
There’s never been a time when it was easier to start an online store for example.
You just have to make the choice yourself.
Are you ready to have children or is it just something everybody around you is doing?
There comes a point in your journey, where you start thinking about kids.
It’s that weird period between 25 and 30 when the majority of your friends are having children and there's this weird pressure from society to follow that same path.
Here is where we stand on this issue.
Do not bring a child into this world, if you're not ready to be a parent.
At the same time, if you do want kids, don't wait that long either. Because the gap in age will make it even more difficult to connect with him or her later on. Mainly because of the age gap and the difference in generations.
If you have your first child at the age of 32, which is completely acceptable and normal these days… By the time they turn 18 you're 50 this kid will grow up with VR technology embedded in their contact lenses. Connected to the cloud since they're born, spending time in virtual worlds with their friends. You’re going to be just an old person trying to tell them about the time you installed snapchat and couldn't figure out
Will you ignore the problem or deal with it?
The monster under the bed… The dragon hiding in the closet… and the elephant in the room… We found you should never postpone dealing with a problem if you have the ability to fix it right now. No matter, how uncomfortable it might be.
The more you ignore it, the bigger it grows and the more damage it can cause.
Be frank about it and deal with it.
People wish that if they ignore it, maybe the problem would just go away. But it doesn't.
Ignorance is expensive.
If you ignore the cavity in your teeth, you'll soon have to pay for an implant.
Don’t pay your bills on time, pay the penalties as well.
Ignorance demands interest and speaking of expensive things.
Is the person you're with, the life partner you need?
Guess what… Statistically speaking… Nope!!
We know what you're thinking… That your case is different… You're special.
But you know why we love numbers so damn much? It’s because they don't care about your feelings. They don't care about your delusions.
Numbers don't lie and here's what the numbers say…
Divorce numbers are on the rise and fewer people are getting married.
Statistically speaking the average marriage in the United States, only lasts eight point two years with a national divorce rate of forty-one percent. Things are pretty similar in the rest of the developed world as well. With thirty-five percent being widely accepted as a fair ratio globally. Which means one in three marriages will statistically end up in divorce.
The partner you have, alongside of you, will shape the direction you're heading in.
Think of you two in a boat each holding a paddle. If you two aren't in sync, then you're not moving forward.
Do you want to serve yourself or serve others?
Here’s a moral dilemma for you.
What drives your existence?
When you're on your deathbed and it's time for you to leave this world, did you take more than you gave?
What you are leaving behind?
How many lives did you change?
How many people are better off, because you happen to come into existence?
We’ve pondered about this question, quite a lot and here's what we found.
It isn't a simple yes-or-no answer. It's actually a mix of both.
The first half of your life, serve yourself and do it as well as you can. Become a most valuable version of yourself, you can become. Grow, evolve be as successful, as you can be.
Then in the second half of your life, share that wealth… That knowledge… With as many people as you can.
This doesn't mean giving your wealth away to charity. Although there is a case to be made for the giving pledge many billionaires have joined.
Winning is about the positive change, you can have in this world.
Are you LIVING or just SURVIVING?
It saddens us to see that people are just going through life, without enjoying the beauty and pleasures available.
Life is not about just paying bills, dieting and then dying.
We did our best to showcase, the most incredible aspects of what being alive is.
The mission of Explicit Facts has always been to make luxury and fine living available to as many people as possible! This is why we created this platform “Explicit Facts”, to showcase, just how amazing life can be and to give you guys these tools, which may be… just may be… you can use to live a better life.
If you go through this entire list of choices, mentioned in this Article’s Part 1 and 2, and face them truthfully, you'll realize just how much of your life is under your control.
Just by the virtue of reading this article alone, you have access to the tools and knowledge to change your life for the better, to start living.
Go through this list again, then again and again, and try to figure out the choices you've made, that are holding you back and make it a priority for you to start correcting them.
The best time to start was yesterday.
The second best is right now.
Out of the things we mentioned on this list, which choice will you address immediately?
Write it down in the comments below, because these suggestions will help you materialize your choice.
We will surely be joining the conversation, as we always do so. So, please keep an eye out for our replies.
What are you going to do after this article ends?
With every article, you get this a rush of motivation... This new insight… This new attitude towards life.
But will it materialize in the real world or is it just something you do for semi entertainment purposes?
None of this advice will work, unless you work yourself.
When you're sitting alone in your room, focusing on the things that you're lacking in life, you have the power to change them… Maybe not remove them completely from your life. But get life to be less shitty than it already is.
Start with the choices on this list and make the smallest progress you can today.
Then do it again tomorrow.
Do this enough times and you'll see that life starts to be a lot better, more enjoyable and more rewarding.
We bring you these motivational articles, to help keep you in check.
Our trend series has been beyond amazing.
The personal stories you see, are filled with golden nuggets, which are waiting for you to take and implement.
If you're ready to make the right calls, please write choices in the comments alongside your answer to today's question.
We really hope, you'll have an amazing and productive days ahead and moving forward and we want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the investment you've made today in yourself.
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