Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
I promise you, there will never be a perfect time to do anything in your life. Nothing will ever feel 100% certain or make perfect sense to you and everyone else. There will never be a perfect time to fall in love, or to travel the world. You will never have enough training, enough preparation, or enough money. And despite this, even when you feel ready to take a bold step into the unknown, others will likely try to talk you out of it. Because they won’t feel ready themselves, and your ambition and bravery will challenge their levels of comfort. But you don’t owe them an explanation, or any other personal sacrifice you don’t want to make. This is rather difficult to grasp at first.
Waiting to feel 100% ready or validated is the easiest way in which we cheat ourselves out of wonderful life experiences. I challenge you to consciously free yourself from this self-limiting mentality. Book that plane ticket, even if you feel lots of uncertainty. Sign up for that educational course, even if you have no idea how it will go. Trust me when I tell you it will all come together for the better.
When you meet your dreams with intention, when you meet them with mental and physical dedication, irrespective of how prepared or supported you feel, you invest your trust in the act of LIVING. You make your dreams a priority instead of line items on a list. And that’s good because your dreams are not inkblots, they are meant to be experiences. You have to test them out in the real world to know if they’re possible and worthwhile ventures in the long run.
Take a stand. Fight for what makes sense to you, and you will see how your life gradually turns into a living, breathing manifestation of everything you could have imagined.
As you progress on this new journey of living, remember that some people around you will naturally be taken aback. But as long you aren’t hurting them, you don’t owe them anything that takes away your power to move forward with your life.
Be kind, and keep these 12 points in mind…
1. You don’t owe anyone the right to regulate your dreams.
Don’t let other people sell you their dream and tell you it’s yours.
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