Because The Said So - Chris Heedles

Life gives us so many choices. Today we can be anything we want to be. We can be a doctor, lawyer, trainer, coach, teacher, construction worker, whatever you want to be, its possible with hard work. How many of you are actually living the life you dreamed of? Are you following the path you want or the path designated by someone else? The late great Steve Jobs made a speech about not getting trapped by Dogma. For those of you who have not seen it, I strongly suggest listening to it. Dogma refers to living with the results of other people’s thinking. You see it all the time. People become doctors and lawyers because their parents were doctors and lawyers. People have been told they are good at certain things and discouraged from others, so they go the path of least resistance because someone else told them they couldn’t cut it going the other direction. We have to begin focusing on our inner dialogue, not the words of others. Five years from now, if we want to be in a different place, the only way to do that is to step outside our comfort zone and take a path that we want to travel. The words of others should not dictate your choices, behavior, line of work, family, love life, or happiness. Our future is strongly influenced by our thoughts, what words we read and listen to, and who we associate ourselves with. None of these factors should be controlled by the thoughts of someone else. Take ownership of your life and begin to recite a new dialogue in your head and suddenly watch things change.