“We only get to play this game one time…one life.” — Gary Vee
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Leonardo DiCaprio once said, “Every next level of your life will demand a different you.”
Some choices are too important to make with your short-term self in mind.
“This is the beginning of your new life.”
These are the words uttered in the film Bliss, right after Bjorn has fired Greg for spending too much time drawing pictures of his dream house instead of doing his job — answering phones.
Like Greg, many of us spend our days dreaming of a different life. Yet, rarely do we take steps towards really living the life we want. Whether we’re held back by fear, conventions, expectations, imposter syndrome or something else; it all equates to another day lost on a life we’re not happy with.
Often, it takes something big…
“Aren’t you worried?” My friend said, wide-eyed and open-mouthed.
I’d received the same response from everyone I’d spoken to since losing my coveted job at London’s top university days before, right in the middle of the pandemic.
In truth, I felt liberated. I’d been an employee of one company or another since I was fifteen years old. Coming from a working-class family I’d worked my way up the career ladder through sheer hard work and persistence.
Now, at the age of thirty-five, I had a moral dilemma —
I wanted a job I was passionate about, not one that just…
Curious is a self-improvement publication for those who are eager to find out what others have already figured out. With this in mind, we accept two types of stories: