We live in an era where things are changing very fast; the science-fiction of 10 years ago is now part of our everyday life as something that we take for granted. The greatest benefit of such a thing are the opportunities we are given with the rise of such changes, and believe me when I say that these are constant changes happening in a blink of an eye these days; but consequently, the major difficulty that comes out of this ever-changing environment that we live in is that you need to move very fast, in fact you need to be on the front-line if you want to be able to profit from it.
Your conceptual model of reality, a so-called paradigm, is the culmination of what you and everybody around you believe in. Be conscious that what everybody else believes are just paradigms to. Doing that will give you a powerful advantage!
Adapting to change is crucial if you don’t want to become as irrelevant as the dinosaurs; understanding that is the leading strength of the younger generations. They are in the flow and they love it! That’s why creative high-tech Corporations are looking to hire fresh and young minds even if they lack technical experience.
But usually, somewhere near the end of their 20s, one day, the girlfriend comes out with something that sounds a little bit like this: I need someone mature, someone grounded, because it’s now time to settle down. I now need you to be a real man! Pulling her manipulative strings to subtly set up the stage for her dream weeding and future babies…bla, bla, bla.
By their mid 30s, most people are on a sure path to be totally disconnected from the flow of life. They are using their now decent life experiences to assert more control, micromanage everything, and reinforce their paradigm to make it strong and rigid as concrete.
Thing are like that because things are like that. -Mom
Mom, trying to put everything and everyone in that cute little box of hers. Everything that would not fit in that box would be considered wrong.
This is a very bad way to stay on top of things and acquire more power in life.
It’s like a surfer trying to control the ocean in order to get the perfect ride.
It is naïve and unworkable.
The best surfers don’t fear the ocean, but they see it as a source of exhilaration. They control their body and their surf boards, but they don’t try to control the wave, the ocean or the weather. Each wave or draft of wind can suddenly turn out to be the ride they are looking for, and that can happen at any moment.
Life around us has a particular flow depending on the circumstances where we are at that particular moment; if you don’t adapt to and flow with it, you will look weird and out of sync; you will perceive it as chaotic, unpleasant and you will be blind to the opportunities that are unravelling from it.
Like mom trying to be cool, rapper style, after 15 years of being totally disconnected from the music world, discovering suddenly that the FM band on her radio was actually used by most people around her.
Yeah, she wanted to be cool, nothing wrong with that.
The thing is, she didn’t look cool.
She looked … weird.
She looks weird because she didn’t have the capacity to understand what was going on; she was totally out of sync with the flow of events.
Going with the flow doesn’t mean becoming like everybody else: ordinary or conventional. There is a subtle difference here. Just because all your friends chose to live a boring live without any ambition, it does not mean that you should go that way, too!
It means that in your quest to become the best you can be and do the best you can do, you will use the flow of events to bring yourself where you want to be. You will harness the power of life’s momentum to propel yourself towards success.
It also means that what you consider to be “success” must stay something fluid and in motion. Every strategic move you make must be adaptable to the unknown upcoming situations. It means that you will be willing to experiment with new ideas, styles, projects and directions.
We live in a society where the norm is rigid and conventional, where 95% of people over 40 live in the past and have no idea of what is going on the front line.
Most of the time, techniques, skills and strategies become rigid conventions and get frozen in the past as people foolishly mimic what worked before, which massively reduces the power of their life experiences.
The younger are in the flow, but no experience, skills or money.
The older have experience, skills and money but have lost touch with the flow a long time ago.
Those rare ones, who can grow, get life experiences and knowledge while still going with the flow will have great opportunities to gain power and be presented with multiples options to choose from.
By always going with the flow in all areas of your life, you can stay sharp and in congruence with the present moment, thus gaining power as life passes.
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