ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Mental Health»
  • Mental Health Self-Help

Are you a legendary unicorn or do you let your glass of water evaporate in the desert?

Updated on May 9, 2016
Michael Melendez profile image

Michael is a certified trainer for business development and people management to bring out the best in teams and individuals.

Who is the 99%

Before you get too far into the article and have the impression that I am speaking in reference to financial social status you are kinda correct. I am speaking about society as an entirety and how we must actively choose who we carry ourselves as.

Let's start with the majority, the 99%. We have all been part of this group at one point in our life or another but most never make it out alive. This group consist of mainstream thinkers that conform to the general consensus and allow the masses to dictate choices. We have all been taught the same lessons as we grew up, You go to school, get good grades, go to college. Education is the key to success and how to get ahead in life. We amass tons of debt in the process, half of us if not more don't even end up in the field we went to school for.

We graduate and grow up to become adults, we get married have children, work our 9-5 jobs and live our 9-5 lifestyle. We allow society to dictate our norms doing things that we don't always agree with but we do it. Why? Because why not? Why challenge our belief system? Why push back from the social structure that our world is built on? What would happen if you do? The restrictions of the 99% is that of the mind, the fear of the unknown road. We do what we are told. We do what we know. One of my favorite movie lines is from Fight Club with Brad Pitt. He is explaining how how he thinks, why he goes against the norm and compares the 99% and 1% effortlessly. "Your are not your khakis".

You are not your Khakis

The 1%

The much smaller group who I refer to as the 1%er's are strangely no different than you and I. There's really nothing magical about this group of people, they don't fly or shoot lasers out of their eyes. A majority of them are financially independent but its not the money that has them in this group. Tired of guessing? It's how they think!

The 1% simply are independent thinkers bucking the social norm and have allowed themselves to make choices without fearing the unknown. Free thinkers if you will. The social dynamic that has dictated how we all choose to live our life and literally made it from generation to generation has fallen on deaf ears for these brave pioneers of what's beyond the secret curtain.

How to change teams

So now you are probably asking yourself... Which side am I on? Well, ask yourself, when was the last time I didn't complete something that betters myself like the gym or finishing that book you were reading on self help? If the answer is pretty recent, chances are you are in the 99%.. 1%er's simply don't make excuses. Have a great idea for an invention? So make it! What is stopping you? Want to open a restaurant? Why haven't you? We all have dreams, the deciding factor on which team you belong to is how hungry are you to achieve them. How bad do you want it? Can you be ok with not settling, not being mediocre, not being average. You want to lose weight? stick to the diet and exercise! It takes hard work and dedication but you will see the results you want if you simply follow through.

Do you make your dreams a reality?

When was the last time you checked something off of your life's to do list?

See results

I can, I will, I must!

The first thing you must change is your self doubt. I have a secret to share with you, You can do ANYTHING. The only limits that exist are the ones you build for yourself. Held up on legs of fear, filled in with questions of the unknown, and topped off with the what happens if i fail? Here is reality, You will fail. Probably more than once. Life is full of failure, but we must build on it. Learn from it. Don't stop because it's hard, if it was easy everyone would do it. Push through because you want it. You deserve it. Remind yourself as much as you can that you can do anything you put your mind to. You will get knocked down but you will get right back up. You will become stronger, faster, smarter, you need to push. Be hungry for success. Be hungry for the goals you set for yourself. I can achieve my dreams, I will commit to following through on the promise I made myself to stick with it no matter what. I must not give up, or give in, no quitting, no surrendering. You can do this and i believe in you. But the truth is that its not enough, YOU need to believe in you.

Les Brown - Fear

Today is day 1

So now you have all of these new thoughts in your head right? The positive juices are flowing and you are excited to get started. So when do you start? Right now. You don't put it off until tomorrow, that is defeating the purpose. Treat your day how it really is, 24 hours that you will never get back. If you had 24 hours left in your life, what would you do? Where would you go? Treat everyday like it's your last, because you never know. From the day we are born we started this life long countdown clock that slowly takes time away from us. Everytime we choose to not do something, or procrastinate we waste precious minutes, hours, and days we will never get back. Is that I love Lucy marathon really that important? Turn off the TV and bring purpose and meaning to your life. Don't just create a list of things you want to do, create a list of things you want to do and then do them. No more excuses, no more delays because you simply no longer have the time to waste. Time is your most precious resource and the great equalizer. Success is not measured in material possessions or monetary wealth it's measured in how much time can you spend on doing the things you want and love. For this to work you have to take the dwindling stockpile of time you think you have seriously.

Think of it this way, you have 1 cup of water. You are standing in the middle of the desert and regardless of what you do the water is going to evaporate. Would you jus let it go to waste or would you drink it? So Why let your time evaporate?

Be Legendary

You are the author of your own story. Don't base your choices on the people who try and talk you out of it. Be able to make decisions on what you want for your life. It is an elite club and it isn't for everyone. You will have people who will treat you different, but that's ok. you will have people who will call you crazy, it is ok to be crazy. What other people say about you is none of your business, if they aren't here to help you build your dream then they simply don't matter. When you make it to where you want to be, all of those nay sayers will talk amongst themselves and say how close you guys where before you were so successful. They will look up to you and say "Wow, I can't believe he actually went for it". Be your own unicorn, be legendary, be part of that group of independent thinkers, be a 1%er.

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • profile image

    leelo 2 years ago

    well written and creative.

  • Austinstar profile image

    Lela 2 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    This would be a good hub for my stalker, wild bill, to read! Maybe he could comprehend some of it. But I really doubt it.

  • jonnycomelately profile image

    Alan 2 years ago from Tasmania

    Good stuff.

    Can't stay here now, I am too busy.

    Almost 75 now, only 25 years left, no intention of letting those last 25 go to waste.

    Welcome to HubPages.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)