Sasha was a caveman. He lived 12,000 years ago in a damp hole carved by an ancient river into the side of a massive cliff.
The other members of his tribe would wake up with the sunrise every morning, stretch, take a drink from the nearby stream and go on their morning hunt. Life was a constant struggle. Every action, decision and situation was a deadly risk.
Deadly animals, weather, starvation and other tribes constantly threatened what little security prevented them from staying up all night in fear of death. Paranoia kept everyone alive, though people enjoyed contributing to their society and working together to survive, collect food, and live another day.
Do you ever feel like that?
He spent his days staring at beetles and colorful rocks, occasionally making art out of mud and bones. He knew hunting was important, but he wanted to be free to enjoy the world and create art and music all day long.
The tribe felt what he lacked in hunting skill he made up for by providing positive energy to the group, so he was allowed to survive on scraps.
Sasha was happy with this arrangement. He provided his society with the bare minimum of value and was rewarded with just enough resources to survive so he could spend his free time playing with sticks and mud, while everyone else spent their time collecting resources, hunting, creating tools, negotiating and fighting with other groups.
But Sasha’s luck wouldn’t last. One day another tribe attacked. Most tribesmen died. The survivors forced him to leave because he couldn’t support them.
Within a few weeks Sasha starved to death.
You may be more like Sasha the lazy caveman than you realize.
- Do you provide society the bare minimum of value just to survive?
- Is minimum of value you receive for selling your time worth it?
- Do you waste your free time on activities that don’t help you thrive as much as you could?
When there were only sticks, stones, and animals in our reality, our focus was on food, reproduction and security. Now that we have easy access to food, a bed to sleep on and clothing with hideous brand logos we feel it’s enough to satisfy those needs.
Overcome Your Paleolithic Mindset and Evolve!
If this describes you then you still suffer from a Paleolithic mindset. It’s like if you were a caveman from a million years ago and now you get to live a life without any real work or fear of actual dangers. You are relieved of the stress of struggling to survive. Those who are satisfied with the current illusion of stability by selling their priceless time to achieve someone else’s goals will surely be extinct in a few centuries.
People often wish to be rich. But usually, aside from fulfilling a few exciting fantasies like travel, they just want that money for security.
It’s comfortable. But it is not a Confident Life.
Comfort blinds you to the fact that you could be accomplishing so much more for both yourself, and your tribe, humanity. What would a caveman have wished for thousands of years ago? Probably unlimited food, a safe place to sleep, and a few dozen females to adore him. He wouldn’t need anything more. Maybe admiration and respect from others, but he was living in a time where the most you could accomplish was forming a powerful group for safety and teamwork in accumulating resources. Sasha could have been a great leader if he had lived up to his potential.
So why don’t you make an effort to accomplish more than enough to eat and a place to sleep?
You could train your mind, memory and body to accomplish anything. You could learn new skills. Even build a brand around yourself that allows you to achieve financial independence.
If basic stability satisfies you then you have a paleolithic mindset. Because concerns for food and shelter were priorities of our ancestors. But after these needs are satisfied, do you feel safe? Does that security allow you to give up your potential to improve yourself and society?
It’s often fear that keeps people stuck in this limiting mindset. They are so concerned with not losing what they already have, that they can’t see how much more potential for growth is actually available. If they start living a confident life, that potential can start to materialize.
Are you a Modern Sasha The Cave Loser?
Are food, and entertainment enough to ignore your potential?
Anyone can now achieve financial independence, make huge contributions to the world, and live a life of self actualization. All you have to do is view self actualization the same way a normal prehistoric man viewed survival, as a vital step for self and society. The potential for freedom now exists and is available to almost anyone who works harder than anyone to achieve it.
How did our most successful ancestors survive?
They did what they had to, they knew they would die if they didn’t take survival seriously. I take my freedom from wage slavery and self-actualization just as seriously. I hate wasting my valuable time on jobs I’m not passionate about just to survive. Now, as often as possible I wake up fighting for that freedom as if my survival depended on it.
Freedom is a choice. So it’s up to you if you want to make that choice or not. I’ve written 10 Days to Lifetime Self-Discipline for people who want more than what a lazy mindset provides. Also get my Goal Setting book. It’s completely free. If you really want to live a confident life full of success then find the resources that can help you.
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