The Biggest Thing To Watch Out For When Living Where You Grew Up
This is actually for the people who have lived in the same place for their whole lives, and also people who have moved back in after being away.
I know Gary V says a lot about moving back in with parents and having the humility to let go of the high lifestyles that are built on top of the jobs you hate. Live cheap, save money. Lord I agree with him so much. You have so much more peace of mind if you can make that sacrifice and live cheaply while saving money.
HOWEVER, be careful.
Jim Rohn — ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with .’
The one danger you have is that people you grew up with relate to you a certain way. That energy is stronger than you realize. If you’ve never left where you grew up…it’s almost like Neyo taking the blue pill. You don’t know what you’re missing.
“Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” (quote from the Matrix) 🙂
If you’ve left and came back to live with parents or family, you can easily find yourself back in old patterns you thought you’d left behind – especially in times of social distancing. Take this from someone who is experiencing this right now.
Train your mind and create your own world. Even if it has to solely be through your headphones.
There is a silver lining here though. If you do come back after having experienced growth elsewhere, you’ll be able to see the forest for the trees. You’ll recognize the dysfunction clear as day, and it might give you insight into what you’ve been resisting and what has been persisting.