Why you need to be self-reliant in today’s society
In today’s world a lot of crazy things are happening. Guess what. It will get worse. I’m not saying this to be a negative Nancy but to prepare you for what’s about to come.
The problem with being TOO positive is that we’re taught to fear adversity, which is wrong. Let me break this down. When you are at work and you’re understaffed. Many will say, “Well you just have to stay positive and everything will be better!” Logically, being more positive about the situation is not the solution but sitting down and coming up with a game plan is. The typical 9-5 job is always understaffed in some way shape or form. It doesn’t matter how positive you and I are the truth is the company needs more QUALIFIED staff not MORE POSITIVITY!
Which is why most people like me have become more self-reliant and gave up on trying to fix the workplace. I’ve worked many jobs where I’ve been understaffed and it just sucks! People like me learned the hard way that the world doesn’t owe you anything. There’s just people who will persevere and one’s who will perish. There will be days where you feel overworked, burned out, and just flat out exhausted but you must rally on. Nobody is going to save you from your condition; superheroes simply don’t exist. Especially in this world, most people will stab you in the back and ask why you are bleeding. This is just the truth so many people don’t want to admit so let me help all of you out:
- Sometimes you’ll have to call for an uber or walk to work just because you can’t RELY on friends or family to give you a ride.
- Sometimes you have to cook your own healthy meals because you can’t afford to eat out, you want to lose weight or gain muscle, or no one else can cook for you.
- Sometimes you have to come into work because you ran out of sick days, your family member is dying or sick, or just because you haven’t found another job.
This is how life works. It’s so funny because I get this wrap for being a very serious guy who doesn’t have any emotions, is very quiet, and doesn’t smile much. However, that’s just not the case. The truth is I just don’t have the time to feel sorry for myself because I know my full potential and I have people to inspire. Some may say this way of thinking is toxic but in this world if you can’t rely on yourself then who can you rely on? What is so negative about not being ultra positive and just putting your head down and working? I guess I’m missing something.
Ralph Emerson once said “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.” Which is why it’s so essential to rely on yourself and rely on people less. The only things you need in this world is God, friends, and family. Everyone else you need to be cordial with or keep your distance from.The world is not always going to be great. Sometimes the mood is, “This sucks!” However, this mood never lasts forever. Why do you think so many of us have been programmed to believe that drugs, television, mindless entertainment and alcohol take the pain away? It’s because this world is not meant to handle strong people but to try and control them. Society wants to numb you to all of the pain and have you look for the easy way out. Well, I hate to break it to you but looking for the easy way out never gets you anywhere. In fact, the easy way out keeps you living in fear!