My dreams excite me, my ambition motivates me, my faith pushes me, I have so much to reach for, how could I ever look back! As I am jotting down my business goals for the future, it becomes such an exhilarating thing to feel my stomach get butterflies over my life’s next chapter, it’s something I have feared for SO long..what a blessing to finally embrace it!
Food for thought to those out there lost in life, it took me 6 years to find my forever life career…holy moly, 6 years, and guess what, it wasn’t until 6 months ago that I finally shut out the negative voices in my head, that this wasn’t possible! I grew scared to let others down and was terrified that I wouldn’t end up where I wanted to be if I didn’t do what others asked of me.
I was putzing along in school, to make others happy, clueless as to what I wanted, and slowly I was going broke! It took me so long to realize that you only have to make ‘you’ happy, because at the end of it all, all you have is you, so why would you ever want to let yourself down! I moved away, I discovered who I was, what I loved, what I disliked, and even learned a few life long lessons along the way. How are you suppose to know what you want in life or even what makes ‘you’ happy with so many different persuasions digging at your ears, you have to break away from your comfortable surroundings, and learn to swim on your own (Dory knows best; just keep swimming).
Now, I am not saying to ignore all opinions, and suggestions, it’s just you need to learn what ‘you’ want so that you can filter through everyones advice. When you’re happy, and you succeed at whatever you choose to do, then this is when others can have the opportunity to be happy for you, and of course be ridiculously proud!
Don’t allow others to weigh you down with ‘their’ negativity or ‘their’ idea of what’s best for you, who are they to think they could possibly ever know what’s best for you? I just say, “Tell me your life stories, share your wisdom, and I will try my best to live a life off memory. If I ever come to a time where my life’s path meets a road similar to one of yours from your past, I will think twice, and reflect on your wisdom. Which road I choose will depend on my own two feet, no one else’s.”
Just do the best you can do at being you; always be open to learning new things, never think you’re better than anyone (cause seriously, where does that get you, we don’t need anymore Kanye West’s), stay humble, work your hardest all the time, no excuses, give back, like give back A LOT, be a leader, have a big heart, love unconditionally, limit expectations, and be ready for anything!!!
You can only go up from here, and the best news you can tell yourself today, is that tomorrow the sun will rise, and you can try again, never give up!