For today’s weekend inspiration, I’ve invited Steve Rice from Karmic Kappuccino over to share some thoughts with you. No, not because his blog name is coffee related (although I think it’s pretty cool). I’ve been subscribed to his blog for several months and it never fails to make me stop, think and challenge myself to grow. Your turn!
The Problem With Conventional Wisdom Is…
…It Is Conventional!
“Conventional” wisdom is conventional for a reason. It means that a majority has accepted it as so and follows it blindly.
If you want to live an extraordinary life, you are going to have to think for yourself, do the unimagined and create your own definition of what is possible.
Conventional Wisdom Says:
Think Outside the Box – Ignore the box! Create your own, then blow the sides out and create something completely revolutionary.
Follow Your Passion – Don’t follow anything or anyone. Instead, live. The rest will take care of itself.
Time Is Money – Time isn’t money. Time isn’t even precious. Time is a construct. Your life is precious. Your experiences and your relationships give it meaning. Time is relative (thanks, Professor Einstein); your life endures.
Know Your Market and Your Target Demographic – Why not create a market? Craft a message that matters and draw your demographic to you.
Content Is King – Connection is king! Connect to someone—just one—and you will have done your job.
Blaze the Trail – Don’t blaze the trail or incite others to follow you in any endeavor. Inspire them to live better by living well yourself.
What Will You Do?
This question is the crux of the matter. It is definitely easier to follow convention. It is safe. It is tried and tested. You know what you are getting.
But a conventional life will never dazzle and amaze you. It will never exceed your expectations. If you want more, you must be more. That’s all.
It’s that simple… and that difficult.
Steve Rice is the editor at Karmic Kappuccino: A Daily Shot of Inspiration. He is also the author of the breakout book An Imperceptible Spark: Finding the Courage to Live a Life of Joy. You can follow him on Twitter (@stevenerice)
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