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The dependence on others
Whenever you let someone else - friends, employers or government - decide for you, you become dependent. This makes it easier to blame others for the consequences of this decision, but it certainly does not lead to greater freedoms.
All the areas of your life where you are not satisfied, you have to control yourself. If you do not, then someone else does it for you and you should not complain about the result.
As an entrepreneur you can decide for yourself
As an entrepreneur, you can make the course of your future career much more flexible. By leaving social security you can decide for yourself if and how you want to protect yourself. As an alternative to studying, you can put together your own curriculum on the Internet and determine the content of your education yourself. The list is endless.
You should think about which systems and institutions you want to make you dependent on and which ones you want to remove from your life in order to consciously control them yourself in the future.
Ready for more responsibility?
The "disadvantage" of a self-determined life is that only you alone are responsible for your decisions and the consequences that result. You can not blame anyone anymore. Not your parents, not your employer and no government. You alone are responsible for everything that works well, but also badly. The reward is independence.
To the point it has Hal Elrod with the following statement:
"The degree to which you accept responsibility for everything in your life is precisely the degree of personal power you have to change or create anything in your life."
The more responsibility you are willing to take, the more control you have over your life. Are you ready to take on more responsibility?
To put it right
I admit that an uncertain future can be scary. Especially if you are not only responsible for yourself, but also for other people.
Fears arise whenever you move to new terrain. When you do something for the first time. Always then doubts arise and the fear of failure inhibits you in your plans.
To rationalize fears
By rationalizing your fears, you make concrete things out of the phantasy that you can face. This is especially the case when you become self-employed, go to an unknown country for a long time, or end a long relationship. These emerging doubts are partly justified, but partly subjective.
To handle your fears and doubts correctly, you must separate the useful self-doubt from blocking thinking. Personally, when dealing with doubts, it helped greatly to change my definition of failure. If something does not work, then I do not see it as a failure, but as a learning process.
Failure as a learning process
I analyze what went wrong for me, and I'll do better next time. When you are at a point where your self-doubts devour you, do not always ask yourself what would be if it does not work, but instead ask yourself: what if I do not try? What if I could do it? What is the best case?
Do not think about the security you have to give up, but think of the independence you gain. Anticipation instead of fear of loss, that should be your motto in the future! Your open attitude to change will alone cause you to see opportunities instead of risks.
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