Hello, my name is Ramon B. Nuez Jr. I’m a reader and writer who is working on building an extraordinary life. How about you? Does building an extraordinary life appeal to you? So what is holding you back?
Is it the “Unremarkably Average.” The tribe that author Chris Guillebeau argues, “Conforming to the world’s expectations is the safe, conventional path.” You are courted to believe the warm embrace of conformity is paradise. Follow the rules, and you can stay in paradise forever. Break the rules, and you will be banished into eternal suffering.
Fear is the key to the tribe's control over you. It’s an internal debate that defines your decisions until your death.
Spiritual teacher, Don Miguel Ruiz, notes, “We pretend to be what we are not because we are afraid of being rejected. The fear of being rejected becomes the fear of not being good enough. Eventually, we become someone that we are not. We become a copy of Mamma’s beliefs, Daddy’s beliefs, society’s beliefs, and religion’s beliefs.”
I have decided that I am no longer willing to accept a life of conformity. Why, because making decisions based on the “fear of” is life peppered with regret.
What is the solution? An agreement, with yourself, that you must dissolve the assumptions and expectations that holds you back from what speaker Tony Robbins labels, “Creating an extraordinary life.”
My website has become a journal of sorts. A subjective discourse not on just what matters most but an official record of my becoming the best version of myself — intellectually, creatively, and spiritually.
Seneca writes, “You are living as if destined to live forever; your own frailty never occurs to you; you don’t notice how much time has already passed, but squander it as though you had a full and overflowing supply — though all the while that very day which you are devoting to somebody of something may be your last. You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.”
You never know what you might accomplish if you try hard enough -- dream big enough. I hope that my words will serve as an example that — The most significant reward for achieving your goals is not how far you have gotten on your journey. It is the kind of person that you have to become while achieving your goals.
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