We’ve all had moments where we just felt disappointed and tired of things not going as we have planned them, many of us have thought about giving up or have given up.
Think about the evolution of man and of the world for a moment; where would we be if all of those people that took the first step and risked everything because they felt things had to change, decided that it was not worth it to take a chance? We certainly wouldn’t be as advanced as we are now, yet the one thing we have control over (ourselves), is neglected by our fear of taking risks.
I have doubted myself most of my life because I felt like I was different from everyone else, and I felt bad for being that way. I thought I had to do things the way everybody else did because that’s what was “normal”, but I have never been truly happy when I followed the crowd. Funny thing is, I’ve never felt like a follower but I also never spoke up or gave my opinion about anything, out of fear of being disliked or offending someone. I promise I’m working on that to this day, but I’ve improved.
I have learned that not being myself has caused me a lot of problems, I’ve felt unhappy, lost, indecisive, and it got to the point that I didn’t even know what I wanted anymore. Basically, I’m a complete mess who is still trying to figure herself out. I’ve had experiences in my life that have made me think about some things (my life overall is good, I’m healthy, my kids are growing up, I’ve reached goals I never dreamed I could, and I met people who encouraged me to use my creativity). The problem is, I’m going with the flow, I’m afraid of hurting my loved ones and friends by wanting to be myself.
Guys, that’s poison. I am killing my creative nature (my true self) by holding back who I was born to be and I know that many people feel this way too. I’m over it. I have learned that every time I do something like draw (I love art or anything where I can create), I feel great, I smile, I feel complete because I’m being me. Well, I like feeling this way and I’m no longer going to feel guilty about it. I am destined for great things and it doesn’t have to conform to society’s views of what is “normal”, as long as I do it with love in my heart, no one has to understand why I do it or why I do it differently.
If something is constantly telling you that you should go for your dreams, please at least consider it, don’t ignore it, give yourself a chance. You can do so much more than you think, really. You don’t have to have much money, you don’t have to be in the perfect situation, or be great at it to begin. If you have a passion for it, you will find a way
, trust me. I’m speaking from my very own experience. Let go of the negative talk and think of the great things that could and will happen once you get through the rough patches. My favorite saying is, “nothing worth having comes easy” and I do believe the harder you work, the bigger the reward. I challenge us all to do at least one thing everyday that leads us toward our dreams and goals.
There is so much negativity in this world, we should only allow positive energy and ways of thinking where we are in control!