How did this happen?
As a child we have big dreams, when we grow up we settle into someone else’s definition of life. How come? The short answer: You got brainwashed.
We’re like elephants Baby elephants were traditionally trained by tying one of their front legs to a stake in the ground. Because the elephants are small, only a thin rope is required. When they grow up they are conditioned to believe the rope can still hold them so the never try to break free.
Schools put 'ropes around our leg': - "Don't follow your impulse" - "Listen to the teacher" - "Do what everybody else does" - "Forget about your passions" - "Always make the safe choice" - “ Do NOT make mistakes” When we grow up, the elephants in us still believe these limiting thoughts.
Society strengthens the ropes. We are greatly influenced by the world around us. We hear and see the same messages millions of times: - "Don't follow your impulse" - "Do what everybody else does" - "Forget about your passions" - "Always make the safe choice" - “Do NOT make mistakes”:
Companies strengthen the ropes At work we learn - to ‘fit in’. - to follow our job description - to forget about our passion - to ask permission - to avoid mistakes like the plague
Our fears are holding us back Everyone is afraid. All the time. Even the successfull people have to deal with their fears everyday. We are afraid to fail and we are afraid to lose face in front of other people. That social fear holds most of us back.
We prefer the Comfort Zone. Most of us are downright lazy. We prefer the comfortable life. Watching TV, clicking on social media posts, doing the easy stuff. Wow Project demand you to get out of your comfort zone, but the good news: that's where the magic lives.