It is so easy to get caught up in other peoples’ expectations of who we are supposed to be that we sometimes lose ourselves in all the madness.
You are too young, too old, too short, too dark, too light, too skinny, too fat, not pretty enough, you don’t have enough experience. YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!
Sometimes these people think they are helping us or doing us a favour. That there is how things “should” be or how they “should” be done. But we cannot live our lives based on other peoples desires.
Ultimately you are the only one who knows yourself best. You know what you are capable of and know your limits,
You are the only one who knows what you truly desire. You are the only one who knows what that burning passion within you is and what if feels like and sometimes you just have to follow what your heart is telling you.
Sometimes you have to be “selfish” and think of your happiness and be true to yourself.
For example the job you may be doing may be a danger to your health. It may be exposing you to harmful chemicals that later cause cancers; or maybe your hearing of your eyesight may be at risk. Now this job might help you get by and even your parents/family and those around you may tell you to “persevere” before you get something better. But imagine if you lose your eyesight or your hearing; those people who encouraged you to stay in that position will not be able to feel your pain. They may empathise with you but they wont be in your shoes. You have to spend the rest of your life without hearing or seeing, the struggles that come with that and the regret that you wish you listened to your heart.
Or maybe you are in a very well paying job that you don’t love. You may even be good at it but your heart is not there. This emptiness or unhappiness that you feel will end up stressing you and this can even lead to health complications. Why would you keep living an unfulfilling life when you have the opportunity to live a happy, peaceful and fulfilling life
So you have to think of yourself and take a leap of faith and leave that job or that situation you are in and look for something better.
Stop trying to please other people while you are deeply hurting inside you.
And at the end of the day, each person has their own purpose in this world and we cant live a life according to other peoples expectations. We have to be true to ourselves and ensure that our journey is authentic. We can’t be copies of other people. We have to beat our very best. We have to live to our fullest potential otherwise we would be doing a deservice to ourselves and that is an insult to our core being.
So if you know what you want to do with your life/ what you want to pursue and you have that burning desire in you:
- Believe in yourself
- Make strategic plans towards the achievement of your dream
- Implement your plans
- Be persistent and have a growth mentality
- Find ways to keep you motivated
BE YOU; DO YOU
Sending my love,