Have the Guts to Rebel

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Don't be Afraid to Rebel

I have always been an adventurous person. I think, as a child, it may have made me precarious. Not afraid of danger. So I did a lot of things that would frighten most young people. As an adult that adventurous spirit, that inquisitive spirit has allowed me to cross those safe boundaries.

When it’s mattered, I’ve not been afraid to try something that a lot of people would shy away from. Doesn’t mean I’ve always been right, but it has allowed me to fail faster.

You know, there are people at my age, and perhaps more so within the church community that I’m a part of, that for them some things are off-limits. We don’t do them because they’re not befitting. They are considered unusual or risky. I’ve plastered selfies on Insta that many people I know would frown upon. A lot of people would not understand. I’ve been told as such.

How to Rebel

I’ve changed my accent when others may have thought I’ve sold out. I’ve not done beauty videos despite many requests for them. First of all, that’s because I can’t do makeup. I have no patience, and it bores me. I cannot fathom spending huge amounts of money on makeup. That stuff costs a lot. Besides, there are a million and one videos on doing a wing liner. Why not watch one of those.

I’m not saying I would never do it, but I don’t need to do it to get more views. I’ve not been afraid to do the things that my heart tells me to do. I’ve not been afraid to rebel against people’s expectations. I’ve been far more interested in having the experience and the lessons.

Go Against The Grain

Do you know how many people follow the safe option? Copy what’s already out there? They fit the mold.

Do you know how many people will consider what others think of them before they make a move?

How many people need to have this and that in place before they do things to help them realise their dream?

It’s all excuses. When people tell me they have an idea and I say go for it, and then they say, but I don’t have the money, I don’t have the time, I just need to get a few things sorted first. I just want to get out of there.

Create Something New Now

Just start. It doesn’t have to be right. If you don’t like it, bin it and start again. Learn from your mistakes. Use what you’ve got.

If you don’t start from where you are, you won’t grow.

It doesn’t matter what you have or haven’t got in place, the growth process; the personal development is still the same. You prolong it by not starting.

I think people, especially of my generation and even Millenials, haven’t fully grasped the concept of how business, transactions, and interactions have changed or how easy it has become to make an impact on a global level.

People are programmed and taught safe ways to do things. It’s no wonder, so many of us find it difficult to think outside the box. Because we’re afraid, it goes against what we have been taught. We’ve learnt that to rebel is to be bad.

Do What You Are Passionate About

Just because no one you know has done it; just because it may not look right; just because people may judge you – these are all weak excuses for you not doing anything.

Truth be told, it is an injustice to the very core of who you are and were meant to be when you don’t act now.

Why would you let your dream slip you by? You were gifted the day you were born. You have what you need to start right now. All you need is to put effort into it.

I used to get into so much trouble as a kid. But it was never intentional. 99% of the time, I didn’t do those things because I thought it thought I was bad. I didn’t intentionally go out to rebel and disappoint my parents.

I would have this goal and desire and this tunnel vision about accomplishing that goal. I would figure out how I was going to get it done because that’s all that mattered. That was what I passionate about at the time. When I got caught, I would feel terrible for days, but as soon as I thought of something new that I wanted to do, I would do it. Pretty much,  I would think of nothing else other than, how? How was I going to do it?

Spread the Word

Now when I say rebel, I’m not saying you should do bad things.

My energy was misguided, but I think we should all rebel a little – go against the grain. We should figure out ways, legal ways to live life on our terms.

No matter how tough and different those ways may look, we must do them to get the things that we want. Follow your instinct. Follow your gut. Don’t do everything just for the approval and applause.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this content. Please help me to spread the word. I believe there are loads more people who could benefit from this content. If you know someone, perhaps the people you work with or your business groups and networks who could also benefit, please share this with them.

Until next time, take fantastic care of yourself.

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