#76 Ignore your opponents

What does it take to get into the top 5 percent? – Topic Week 4 –

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

Winston S. Churchill

If you want to get into the top 5 percent, you need to ignore the naysayers, the realists and all those other forms of negative energy. They do not want to help you, they want to keep you on their level!

You can not listen to what they are saying!

First of all, you shouldn’t have the time for listening anyways, but also you just do not want to hear it. They have no clue what they are talking about. Therefore, in order to get moving forward, you need to ignore them.

But this is not that easy! Sometimes you are standing pretty close to them, they are family members, friends, or neighbors and you can not and will not break up the contact. So, how do we handle a situation like this?

I often time fall back into a strange kind of state. I listen to what they are saying, and then, really out of nothing agree with them! I hear myself saying things like “I do not want to work today, I want to go home, too!” or “This is sooo hard!” or “I do not have enough motivation for this!”

But what the fuck is this!!! What am I doing? I agree with them in order to prevent their opposition. If I would tell all the people at work about my life goals and what I will do in the future. 95 % of them would laugh about that and add: “You will never reach that! Wake up kid!

So, what do I do? I shut my mouth, ignore my mindset and agree with them…

Is this the right way? Probably not, but I do not see an alternative! At least not in this environment at work or in my neighborhood. They have a pretty good picture about how life needs to look like. And if someone tries to break out of this prison, starts to get on new paths, he is attacking everything they live for. He would destroy their whole lifework, their pure existence in an instant! Therefore, this other mindset needs to be eradicated! “This is devils talk! We shall burn him!” I mean, they are not really saying that, but deep inside them, they feel something like this. For them, life is:

Work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep, work, sleep, weekend and this 52 weeks a year, except some weeks of vacation to have a topic to talk about during the lunch breaks.

But for us, life is more than this! Life is something greater than this! We are following our inner drive! We are reaching our goals! We are stepping into the unknown! We are the explorers of this generation! Not by “traveling the world and posting it on instagram” but in finding out who we are and what our purpose is this time in life.

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain

You already know why! Why are you still thinking about what to do? Just do it man!

And this is it for this weeks special topic. As I can see from the statistics, nobody is reading it, but I am fine with that. Because one day or another, someone will find this, read it and transforms his life in the most astounding life imaginable! And I can not wait to see this happening!

See you next time!

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