Are You Living Your Life The Wrong Way?
Picasso, one of the most prolific men to walk the face of this earth was far more than an artist, Picasso knew something that the majority of men, to this day still do not know.
Picasso knew how to live.
From the gym to the restaurant, the department store to the corporate skyscrapers that line the cities sky.
Picasso’s dichotomy is everywhere.
The definition of a dichotomy is “a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.”
Few men rise up and challenge the status quo that we’re conditioned to.
Job security, a few coins deposited into your bank account once a fortnight, a pat on the back every once in a while when you’re able to acquire a new customer for the corporate giant that is your workplace.
That’s what you get in return for doing that which you hate for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.
That’s what you get in return for doing what you hate.
“I’ll work hard for the next 3 years in this industry I hate, only then will I be able to go on that European vacation I’ve been dreaming of for years”
That my friend is a classic case of Picasso’s dichotomy.
“Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.” – Pablo Picasso
Working all day in a workplace you hate you can spend those few unoccupied hours playing that sport that you love.
Committing years of your life to grinding it out in a hell hole with nothing but the promise you made to yourself that a few years down the track you’ll do something you’ll enjoy.
Don’t allow yourself to get stuck in that trap.
There’s Only So Many Tomorrows
What if tomorrow never comes?
We only have so many tomorrows, how many exactly – we don’t know.
Stop spending day in day out doing what you hate, build upon your passions.
Become an expert at what you love.
Do whatever it takes to get yourself out of the trap that is doing what you hate for a promise or the fraction of time that you’ve given yourself to pursue what you actually want to do.