Are you living your life or the life someone else thinks you should live?
In life we are surrounded by people who love and care for us. These people want us to have the best in life and want to see us succeed. But what can happen is that these people can impose their values on our lives. They may think they may know the answer and think that it is the only answer for everyone.
What’s the problem with that?
No two people are the same and no two lives will take the same path. So what happens when the people around you want you to take one path in life and you want to take another? This is where it can get tricky. The biggest thing to remember is to make choices for you not others.
It can be tempting to take the path that others want us to take because it is the path of least resistance.
It makes them happy, it may be easier than discovering your own way and it simplifies the whole self discovery process. But refer back to success stories of the great leaders before us. In any of their stories did it read that they just did what others wanted and took the easy way? Did any of those people say that self discovery wasn’t important? Absolutely not!
It won’t be easy, It won’t always be fun but it will always be necessary.
When we decide to take our paths instead of the other that someone else thinks we should take it can get messy. But what is important to remember is that this is your life not theirs. At the end of the day you will make decisions you think are best for you and you will have to see the outcome through. Sometimes it will be good and sometimes it won’t. But that’s life. Let’s refer again to the great leaders before us. In any of their stories did they say there was no failure? That is just flowed like magic the whole time and never had complications. Again, absolutely not!
Life is a roller coaster. But instead of thinking of it as an up and down struggle, think of it as the ride of your life! Life is short and life is fast and it can fly past you if you let it. The path of least resistance will begin to look enticing when times are getting rough or people around you are getting upset. But remember; make choices for you. Because at the end of the day, it’s your life.
When you decide to make your decisions you will feel empowerment. You will feel the strength to keep going on the journey of your dreams. When you make the decision to go for your dreams make sure you commit. Don’t let anything stand in your way and don’t let anyone stand in your way. Including yourself! And when things work out great; rejoice. When thinks don’t work out perfectly; learn. We cannot blame failures on others and it’s not beneficial to blame yourself.
Everyone and every situation we face in life serves one purpose and that is to learn! Life is not about feeling defeated by failures and then hopping on the “easy road”. We simply are students of life and need to remember that as we carry on.
So at the end of it all make sure the life you are living is your own. Make sure you get to experience the freedom of living the life you want not what someone else wants. Life is beautiful and it is a gift. It is not to be wasted on someone else’s dreams or ideas but only your own. We need the people around us to help us, to mentor us and to support us. What we do not need is people deciding for us.
Life your life and make it a good one. Live the life you dream of and make it a reality. Live your life and never look back.
Have a great week!
Quote of the day: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.” – Helen Keller
Ava Wick is a contributing blogger for JenningsWire.