Lifestyle: I hate Starbucks. But every morning I get my coffee there.
I hate Starbucks. But every morning I get my coffee there. Because they’re close to my office. Because I can afford it. Because they make me feel special.
I have got for free much better coffee in my office. I have got even better coffee at home. But I still get my morning coffee at Starbucks…
and I don’t like it.
What does stimulate people to keep doing something they actually don’t like?
It’s not about taste. It’s about the feeling
You can be offered the best coffee in the world, but if the place is not fancy, you don’t enjoy it. Even if the taste is moderate, Starbucks make sure you feel differently. And I do feel there differently. This place gets me inspired to be someone I always wanted to be. This place reminds me I can live my way. This place reassures me I can make my dreams come true.
It makes you feel everything is possible
Starbucks let me get away from daily routine. I enter its door and I feel like everything is possible. I feel like I can do whatever I want. I can be whoever I want to be. Just because this place is a place of opportunities. You can meet there people you always wanted to meet. You can get there ideas you couldn’t find for a long time. You can believe in yourself and in your skills.
5 other things I hate but I do it every day:
- I get up early
- I clean up my place
- I drive my car in the rush hours
- I talk to negative people
- I watch TV
- I skip my fitness classes 🙂
What if you could do only what you like?
I would write every day. I would interview people every day. I would get my book done. I would make my movie. I would record my podcasts. I would sit at Starbucks drinking coffee I hate.
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
What prevents me from doing what I like?
My daily responsibilities which have nothing to do with the way I would like to live.
I let tell myself how I should live. What I should do. And what should be important for me.
You can do it.
Despite the fact you share your life with a person you love or you share your environment with people you work with, you can still reserve some space only for you. A small piece of freedom where you do what brings you joy. It can be one hour per day. It can be one day per week. It may be one week per year. You can do it and you can make yourself happy doing things you really like.
I hate realizing how much time I waste on doing things I don’t enjoy. I hate forgetting how important is to start or to end the day knowing I’ve made the best of it. I hate letting other people decide what is good for me.
Here’s one my favorites speeches which brings me back to the track of my life.
It’s your life. It’s your time. It’s your choice.
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