Are You Following Your Own Life Path, or Someone Else’s?
It’s not easy to find your own life path through the world. You might have interests that don’t coincide with the values of others. Therefore it’s important to remember that everyone is different, and while the status quo might work for the majority of the population, it doesn’t work for everyone.
To have a truly fulfilling life, you must live it on your own terms.
There are plenty of forces willing to tell you what your life path should be, for example; your parents – please keep in mind that you are not the same as your parents, the educational system and society as a whole.
We live in a society that values achievement, financial resources, and personal possessions. We’re supposed to get married to a beautiful partner, have a few kids, and live in the suburbs. Whilst there is nothing inherently wrong with this, it is not all that there is.
It’s natural to want to play that game, even if it doesn’t quite suit our true nature.
Its nice to have the admiration of society. Our egos crave this type of recognition. But the type of life dictated by society isn’t always a good fit for everyone.
There are plenty of people that are highly successful by society’s criteria that are absolutely miserable. Plenty of people are willing to influence your choice of lifestyle and career. However it’s unlikely their advice will be optimal for you – meaning only you know what you like, want and need in your life.
Be an individual and find the life path that works best for you.
Find and follow your own life path with these strategies:
1. Ask yourself what you really want to do.
Don’t say that you don’t know, because you do know. You’re just afraid to allow it to see the light of day. You might be concerned what others think, or you might be afraid that you’re not capable of doing it. Deep down, you know what you want.
* Ask yourself what you would do if you could do anything, and then listen to the answer your quiet inner voice is giving you.
2. Decide that you’re going to follow your life path.
One of the biggest obstacles to success is failing to make a true decision. A decision only occurs when you consider all possibilities and then choose one to follow. If you frequently change your mind, you’re not making true decisions. Take the time to listen to your inner voice when choosing and remember that not choosing is a choice in its own right – and you are letting others choose for you.
3. Make a plan.
Set up a schedule of daily tasks that will bring you closer to living the life that you have chosen. You’re practically guaranteed success provided you don’t give up. Your life is your responsibility. If you find yourself stuck living someone else’s definition of success, you’ll find yourself rather miserable and feeling unfulfilled.
Take control of your destiny and find your own life path.
Your life will be more interesting, more satisfying, and uniquely your own!