“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” ~ Ernest Hemmingway
As simple as this statement is, it never seems to sink in for the mass population. Whether a person moves across town, across the country, or to the other side of the world, you cannot escape who you are and what you believe. A person can attempt to even escape within their mind by fooling themselves that things will change and their situation will improve by “forgetting” or “moving on”, rather from a relationship, a job, a business, or anything that you feel you need to leave in the past. Your life is a combination of your thoughts, your word, your actions, and your attitudes.
“You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
You can want and wish for a million dollars to drop into your lap but if you do not believe you can have it and actually do the work, take the actions, maintain the attitude of a millionaire, and keep it at the forefront of your mind and in your thoughts at every waking moment, it will always be just a dream. A goal is just a dream with a deadline and making the minuscule actions on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis “CONSISTENTLY” until you achieve it. Trying to escape your current situation without understanding it and accepting and learning from it will always be a blockade and bottleneck to all of your future rewards. Everything that you want and desire lies on the other side of the pain and fear. Most people are afraid of success and achieving what they truly want because they are so accustomed and complacent with their current situation and position in life. There is nothing wrong with mediocrity if that is what you want. But if you want more…
You have to do more.
You have to be…more.
You have to go places within yourself and outside of your comfort zone if you ever expect to reach a place that you have never been before. Hoping to arrive at a different destination using the same route is the essence of Insanity. You can attempt to escape your current situation but you can never run away from yourself because you will always be there, when you get there.