I’m not totally convinced that swimming upstream is always necessary.
Ride the waves. Go with what makes sense.
I’m ok with that. It’s simple, and it doesn’t look or sound too difficult or crazy.
The problem with that is this: no one ever made an impact on the world by floating downstream.
I’ve been wrestling with this idea for a long time. The path of least resistance, if I’m honest, is what I prefer. Even though I try to act like I am a salmon, in reality I prefer to be like a leaf or a stick in the water. You know, wanting to swim upstream, look different, jump the waves, but instead just feeling more comfortable and less of a nuisance when I just go with the flow.
Let’s be honest, the path that will really make an impact on the world will be met with some resistance. If you want to do something different, to change something, at least one person will think you’re crazy. I guarantee it. If no resistance rears its head, then no impact is being made; the status quo isn’t being threatened. When you don’t encounter resistance you should be worried.
You want to make an impact with your life. I know that because if you didn’t you probably wouldn’t care about reading anything like this in the first place. You want to do something that matters.
I know how you feel. I’m with you.
Now I’m not saying you should go seeking resistance or drama in any way. What I am saying is that if you find in your heart something that defies the culture or status quo and will change lives in any way, then you will come up against some resistance.
The question is, what will you do when you encounter it? Will you let it go, lay down, and ride the waves? Or will you choose to swim upstream a little bit, go against the current, and create a new path?