December 23, 2015

We need to Stop thinking of how to Become Successful & start doing This instead.

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I work too hard all the time and things are crazy all the time and I never rest and sometimes I get overwhelmed by what my life has become.

But then there are moments like this week when things come to fruition and start making sense. So much sense.

Moments when I can see how everything I do and every idea I’ve had and decided to roll with has really, truly meant something. It all has its perfect place in a perfect puzzle.

I’m flooded with emails right now from people that want to leave their lives behind and work for a non-profit. Volunteer. Support. People are changing their perception of what they want to do with their lives and I get to play a small part in that!

I love the the idea of having 1.7 million followers on Instagram and that all these young kids that see my posts and read my words and follow my life might get inspired to go create something really good with their lives.

Instead of wanting to be a model or a celebrity or famous or thin or beautiful or rich maybe, maybe, just maybe there are some people out there that follow my life and get inspired not to become famous but to change the world. Because the truth is, we don’t need more models or celebrities.

We don’t need more people selling us detox teas and fake lips and fitness apps and hollow surface. We need more people that look at the world they live in and realize they want to do more. People that want to be of service. Of real, actual, genuine service.

Half of the population on this earth live on less than $2.50 a day. If you’re reading this, chances are you spend twice that on your cup of coffee in the morning.

Our perception of the world is so f*cking small. It’s nothing.

There is a whole planet out there with beating hearts that struggle every day just to live. Do you realize the immense power you hold to help other people? To fight for others instead of just yourself? To make a real change?

We need to stop thinking of how to become successful and start thinking of how we can succeed in helping the world.

Imagine what we could do, the power we would possess, if we all realized that we are, in fact, in this together.


Author: Rachel Brathen

Editor: Katarina Tavčar

Photo: Author’s own

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