Sitting in a fancy hotel in Luanda, Angola. Catching up on work and emails. Surrounded by millions of people who are somewhere on the scale between extremely wealthy and upsettingly poor. And just about none of them have any idea who i am, what i do, or why it matters even the slightest bit.
This does not lead to a downward-spiral of negative thoughts and insignificance. Not today. I am instead overwhelmed by the idea that we so easily allow the people we know, in our circles (the internet or ‘real life’) to become the WHOLE WORLD. How a single person can have an opinion that could determine the direction of a new idea. How one negative or positive comment on your blog can motivate or discourage you from doing what you love. How a “like” or a “RT” can make your day or cause you to doubt the reason for doing things.
This is a joke. Our minds play a mean trick on us by convincing us that the verbal opinion of a very few are representing the entire world.
If you know why you are doing what you do, very few things will be able to influence what you do. Being amidst this crowd of unknown people in a foreign country without any opinion or approval or negativity surrounding my life and business has a strange motivational effect that i find hard to explain. The world is bigger than my mind. I want to be a part of it.