Once upon a time, one little mind went from flying high to hitting rock bottom. This is its story of getting back on its feet and becoming its best self. We hope this story will help in hard times or inspire you to be brave and find your passion.
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The full story
Once upon a time there was a little motivated mind. It had many friends, a stable job and plenty of good ideas to change the world.
To secure a good life for itself, the little mind got up early, dressed smartly, picked up that coffee and arrived first at work.
As time passed
As time passed, the mind got so good at its routine that it got up automatically, dressed up blindly, picked up that coffee without thinking and worked without having to pay much attention.
But then the mind got so good at it all, that it stopped learning, and as a result got bored, and sick and bitter.
The little mind tried everything. Expensive clothes, fine dining, drugs, therapy, scuba and skydiving… But nothing worked.
The little mind kept on losing weight, and willpower until the day it didn’t get up… didn’t dress up… didn’t pick up that coffee… and didn’t show up to work..
It was then when it decided things had to change! Not all over a sudden, because that never works, but in small steps.
small steps of change
It started by getting up earlier, just by 5 minutes. It started dressing up differently, but only a bit. It got that coffee, but not to go and it began working a little less.
With every day that went by, the little mind got a bit more time — time to try new things, time to talk to strangers, time to work one some of those crazy ideas to change the world.
And with every new experience the mind became stronger. It found a new routine, made new friends, and developed a new passion.
At the end
Eventually the little mind even found a soulmate, made a real family, and started a new job. Every once in a while, it looks at the fruits of its labour – one of which is this little story.
From years of research we know that in order to get through life effectively, we need rigid routines, mental biases and muscle memory.
However, we also know that to find our passion, to fall in love, and to make peace with who we are, we sometimes need to slow down and break the routines we have built.
How about you?
How about you? Did you change your life, find your true passion and fall in love with something or someone? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Our little minds are very much looking forward to reading your story!
- Cognitive Bias – Wikipedia
- Behavioral Pattern – Wikipedia
- Habit – Wikipedia
- Mindfulness – Wikipedia