"This is my canvas i'ma paint it how i want it." - J Cole
Your life is your masterpiece to create. Most people, however, don't put anything on the canvas worth hanging on the wall of the gallery of their lives. There are three mindsets that create this limited kind of living and once you know what they are, it becomes simple to overcome them.
1. You Won't Explore Your Options.
Up to now, you've only been using one or two shades of the same color.That's why it's boring.
You have an limitless palate of colors to use. Live boldly. Push your self-imposed limits. Shatter your comfort zone. It is your right and within your power to make the world a better more exciting, beautiful place for yourself and others.
2. You Paint for the Critics
You're afraid of criticism or rejection so you've been playing it safe and small by only painting on a tiny portion of the canvas. You're trying to minimize the possibility of making a mistake and trying to hide the ones you do make. That's why your life is uninspiring.
You're the only person who is responsible for your happiness so pay no mind to the critics. They'll never take the blame or get the credit, so just focus on painting the best picture you can.
3. You Aren't Authentic to Yourself
You paint by number. Afraid to use your imagination to paint the picture you really want the world to see. You're using all your mental energy trying to replicate someones else's idea of beauty. Not only that but you constantly compare your art to someone else's and that's why you're exhausted and unsatisfied.
Don't limit your vision of success to others opinions or what others have accomplished. Your happiness is unique to you but you must define it and own it and take complete responsibility for it.
If you find yourself wanting to do more with your life but you keep finding yourself not accomplishing anything significant, stop and examine your mindset for these limiting thought patterns. Shake yourself free of these mental shackles, break out your brushes and get to creating a masterpiece of a life.
Be Better Than Average
I am a simple man who has lived a complicated life. The lessons I've learned from the experiences I've been through and the challenges I've conquered have helped me develop a philosophy that life is meant to be lived at a level better than average.