Disrupt Your Thinking

I had everything figured out by the time I went to university only to experience my first social and personal failure soon after that. Nothing came into place.

From aspiring to become a lecturer and a project lead on creative projects, as well as starting my own NGO – the classical ‘I’m gonna spend my life being busy’ – to survival mode.

That was the first time when my thinking was disrupted and I started questioning my projections over the future. Were all these wishes my own? Would social status bring me satisfaction?

There were quite a few achievements along the way that fell under the list of officially recognized successes by family, friends, colleagues. I remember the pressure of meeting expectations and I remember myself force-smiling.

Although I can’t say that I’m 100% cured from pleasing others, I’ve got much better at trying to understand myself and the basis of my behavior by questioning my actions:

  1. What is my direction in life?
  2. Will this decision take me there?
  3. Am I off course?

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On a journey to overcome self-imposed limitations.

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