Yes, you — the Captain.
Not your mom. Not your dad. Not your friends. Not the 20-year-old life coach dishing out wisdom live on Instagram every hour from the comfort of their parent’s basement.
No — you take control of the ship, and take control of it now.
And by ship, of course, I mean your life.
But I understand why that might be easier said than done.
See, you gave up control of your life a long time ago.
To parents who convinced you that your art was worthless and that you had to pursue a life of academics and prestige instead.
To friends who laughed at your ideas and told you they’d never work, convincing you to never change so you’d be stuck with them forever.
To partners who implored you not to take that job or start that business because “the risks are too damn high!”
And to a society with rigid, ridiculous, and outdated expectations of what your life should be.
It’s a wonder you’re even allowed to read this!
But guess what, Skipper?
None of them are in control of your life. You are.
YOU are the Captain.
YOU are the creative force.
YOU are the designer.
YOU are the sole-director of how this life of yours plays out.
No one else.
The sooner you believe this, the better.
Don’t make the mistake of waiting for someone else’s validation. Make choices and move forward with confidence knowing that what you’ve decided is best for you.
Those who love and care about you will stay in your corner if they’re meant to be there.
But if you let the fear of what others think hold you back from living life on your own terms, you’ll be stuck in a prison of your own making forever.
No one wins, then.
So take the helm, Captain, and look out to the horizon.
What do you see?
This is your nothing. Your adventure. Your opportunity. Your… choice.
Now set your sails and start sailing.
To where, of course, is up to you.
And when you’re ready 👇👇