But for those of us still trapped(*) in physical reality, there is an interesting alternative. I was forwarded an article about inspiring people who were able to achieve their goals with just that: creating a new reality for themselves through a different identity. An interesting read to say the least, and that begs a myriad of new questions with my favorite being this: if your persona eventually takes over your life because of the personal reality they achieved… is the new you still the real you?
“You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.” - David Goggins
Knowing what we can believe in, what we can possibly achieve, and who can possible achieve it, it begs the biggest questions of all: why hasn’t it happened yet? It’s because of our Imperfect Reality.
Imperfect Reality stems from the idea of being able to change the things you dislike about yourself or the world around is what shifts it from imperfect to perfect (or the choice to do nothing leaving it imperfect), but since perfection and utopias are unique definitions per person, this is a breeding ground for where reality starts and dreams end.
7 Mentally Tough People on the Tactics They Use to Build Resilience
The article linked above is about the mental toughness of seven stellar individuals, and now I am left with several new questions:
All meaningful questions promote if not demand reflecting internal and coming back with three questions: