I did an experiment. And the results frustrated me a bit. And made me a bit sad. Unfortunately.
I didn't publish anything on Facebook for 30 days. It was tough. Really tough. I've been working on building up my base for the past two years. I thought I built something that lasts.
But you know what happened?
Absolutely nothing. No one contacted me. No one asked me what was going on. Nothing. Nada. Niente. And that's what made me a bit sad..
The realization that it doesn't really matter what you do or what you don't do can be crushing at times. No matter how important (or unimportant) the stuff you're doing really is. People don't even notice when you don't show up. People don't even care when you're gone.
But the realization that it doesn't really matter whether or not you show up does something really magical.
It takes away the pressure. It takes away the pressure we tend to put on ourselves. The pressure of trying to meet other people's and our own expectations. The pressure of having to perform. To deliver results. To always be the best. Until we burn out..
The realization that it doesn't really matter whether you show up or not takes away the treadmill. It takes away the treadmill and offers you the most beautiful gift in this world.
It offers you freedom. It offers you the freedom to do whatever you want to. It offers you the entire world..