Don’t live someone else’s version of your life.
This morning I read an old post of mine, Life is for living and it really inspired me. It reminded me of how far I’ve come in the last year and how hard it has been to shed my old skin and really and truly embrace who I am meant to be.
There are always high demands on us. From the day we are born, our parents start measuring our milestones. We need to be at a certain point of we’re considered behind on the development spectrum. So what if we hold our heads up a little later than expected? What’s the rush anyway. Life is awesome lying on moms chest anyway.
You get to school and you’re suddenly expected to achieve. Achieve greatness or at least an idea of what that is based on someone else’s expectations. You can’t learn at your own pace. You’re constantly being evaluated and measured and compared amongst your peers.
So you learn to compete. Be the best! Win! Come first! Fight for the spotlight! Always pushing yourself in directions decided by someone else.
It’s not enough to just be good at the things you’re good at naturally. It’s not enough to just do the things you enjoy. No. You must learn their way. Learn to live by their rules. Learn learn learn.
So you do.
Now fast forward a few years and you’re living a life that’s a lie. You’re an attorney when you wanted to be a teacher. You’re married to a nice man when really you’re gay. You’ve got 2.5 children and a white picket fence when really you wanted to live in an Ashram in Nepal.
Yes, it happens all too often. We follow other people’s rules. We listen to the needs of others and instead of being true to who we are, we follow blindly down the wrong path.
The good news is that starting today, you can change that.
Look at what makes you happy.
Ask yourself what truly and honestly makes you happy and start working towards achieving your true goals and purpose.
If you don’t know what your passions are then read these posts:
You can also use this mini workbook that I put together and try to find what really matters in your life.
What ever you decide to do, make sure you’re being true to you!