10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About youthful indiscretions
This summer, I was so engrossed in my job as a manager of a restaurant that I forgot to buy a new pair of sneakers. I thought they looked good, and they were only $30. I walked out to the shoe store with the same pair, and the clerk told me that I was only wearing the last pair of shoes that I bought. I was mortified.
The point is that it’s really easy to become a victim of our own desires. Sometimes when you start thinking that you want something, you end up buying it. Sometimes when you start thinking you want to have a certain amount of money, you end up not having it. Sometimes when you start thinking you want to buy a new car, you end up not buying it. Sometimes when you start thinking you want to eat, you end up buying something else.
To be honest, I have always been this way. I’m not sure if it’s a result of being born into a rich family or if it’s because I don’t like doing what I like. I can get all giddy and excited about buying a new pair of shoes or whatever, but I always feel like I’m being a bad person because I’m spending money that I really could be spending on something else.
In the case of buying a new car, and also just about anything else, I have to remember that I haven’t really changed. Or maybe that I haven’t really gotten to know myself in the long run.
It’s not just about the money, but also about the ability to let go of the past and focus on the future. It’s about doing things differently, not because I’m a whiner, but because I want to be a person who can create for the future and not be held back by the mistakes of the past.
You spend all of your time trying to figure out what you’re going to do in the future – how you’re going to approach life. When you think about it, you may have forgotten that the past is also just a dream. You have an idea about how you would like to be but you have to fight with it every step of the way.
If you think about it like that, you can probably say that the only thing that we do consciously is to try to figure out and create for the future. That means, the only thing we can control is our own behavior.
So in the same way that most of us can’t control the way we use our bodies, we can’t control what we do with our bodies. This is the point where we think we should be able to control our behavior. But this doesn’t help us because we can’t.
That’s the point of our exercise. We must try to figure out as much as possible and create things for the future. It’s not easy, but it does help. The more we do things consciously, the more we become aware of how much we dont control. We become aware of our own actions and how much they control us.
You can’t change the way you use your body, but you can learn to change the way you use your body.