Many people try to derive satisfaction in life from what they expect others to do. We wield a lot of influence over one another. So much so that the same people who have expectations for others are also influenced by the expectations that others have for them.
You have to set aside at least a little bit of time for the things important to you. You can’t always being doing what other people want you to do.
Expose yourself to less of what others want and what others want for you. Be selective about who you spend your time with. Who we spend time with is who will influence us the most. Choose wisely. This includes writers and media personalities.
Now more than ever we have the option of who we want to learn from. Decide what kind of person you want to be and what you want to learn and seek out the appropriate influencers. Decide who your infuencers will be and what part of them and their ideas you will adopt into your life.
“It takes courage to do what you want. Other people have a lot of plans for you. Nobody wants you to do what you want to do. They want you to go on their trip, but you can do what you want. I did. I went into the woods and read for five years.” ~ Joseph Campbell