I lost myself in the realm of personal development. I caught myself envying others without thinking about what I wanted in life.
But, I was trying to digest every material they produced. I was trying to keep up. Also, I was reading on personal development for hours without results to be proud of.
It made me not content with my life. It made me unhappy with my life.
My mind was going in a frenzy of changes. I was adding so much cognitive load to my life, so much stress, so much anxiety. I was wanting what they have.
I was missing the point.
Then, I stumble upon The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice. Naval Ravikant explains that you should take care of your internal state.
Later on, I read Minimalism: The Myth of Overnight Change. I came across this quote:
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. — Jim Rohn
That was the tipping point that I needed. It made me realize that I was looking in the wrong place.
Your ideal is within yourself. Everyone is different. Only you can imagine a life suited for yourself.
I need to start to be nice with myself. I need to be more self-conscious.
It’s all about what is important for yourself and pushing back the illusion of busyness.
Doing less meaningless work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most people to accept, because our culture [American] tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity. — Tim Ferriss
I’m starting to think that less is more. Maybe I need to go on a low information diet and start to cut back on all the input about personal development that I take. I need to listen more to myself. I need to take care of my internal state.