Note: this post was originally written as an Atomic Essay as part of Ship 30 for 30 and posted on Twitter. I’ve copied the essay content here so it isn’t just lost in the endlessness of the Twitter feed. Enjoy!
My favorite type of people are helpers. 🥰
Helpers not only want to improve their own lives, but they feel compelled to share their lessons and experiences to help other people improve as well.
In a community like Ship 30, there is an abnormally-high concentration of helpers. We’re drawn to experiences like this because it’s an opportunity for growth and a way to meet other people who are interested in the same things.
One potential downside?
With so many people sharing advice on how to improve, it can make you wonder if you should be doing more.
I’ve caught myself thinking this and then remember that I’ve made the choice to pursue a slower, more intuition-driven lifestyle right now because it makes me feel my best and show up at my best, in both work and life.
Here’s what I’m reminding myself so I stay in my own lane:
➾ It’s ok to not want to follow the trends
➾ It’s ok to think differently about something…or everything
➾ It’s ok if conventional wisdom doesn’t resonate with you
➾ It’s ok to embrace a slower pace of living
➾ It’s ok to opt out of the hustle culture
➾ It’s ok to not want to optimize everything
➾ It’s ok if you want to do less or opt-out more
➾ It’s ok to take a different path
➾ It’s ok if your definition of success, happiness, joy or fulfillment is different than everyone else
The bottom line?
Life is crazy and humans are complex. There is no right way to do life, just the way that works for you. 💥