It’s important to embrace who you are and stay true to your path, even when the unexpected gets thrown your way. Although life can be full of challenges, know that you are capable of pushing through. Because when you trust that you are on the path meant for you, you’re preparing yourself to come out stronger on the other side.
Here are some tips for when society throws curveballs your way:
Ultimately, once you’ve chosen to embark on your own journey, many of those around you simply won’t understand. Out of fear and uncertainty, they may attempt to lead you astray or bring you back to who you once were – to a comfortable conformity.
In those times, it is necessary to pause and self-reflect. Take a moment, or several if needed, to reassess what brings you the most joy in this life. Look back at how far you’ve made it and the struggles you’ve overcome. Consider your options and decide: is it worth it to give up now? Next, look forward to the future, to where you want to be. Would staying on your chosen path – the path you feel called to – lead you to the future of your dreams? The answer is yes.
As enticing as it may be to go with the flow, you know that nothing worth having comes easily. Finding yourself and your true passion is a gift, and burying this would cause more harm than good. Your gifts and passions are what make you YOU, because no one else has what you have. Remind yourself that your true calling is as much for you as it is for the world. Although those around you may not understand at first, they will soon be inspired by your courage and will realize that true happiness IS attainable. All it takes is stepping out of the crowd and sticking to your own true path.
Sometimes it’s easier to listen to the voices of others than our own. But you know yourself best. While your friends and family will always be there to support and guide you when needed, you are in charge of your own happiness.
Listen to the voice within – that is your true self calling. If something doesn’t vibe well with you, take that as a sign that maybe it isn’t for you and what is for you will come naturally. You may fear taking a leap out of what has become your comfort zone but it is that leap that will help you embrace who you truly are.
Don’t mistake intuition – your true self speaking – for fear. Instead, take it as a sign of strength and self-awareness.
Ultimately, you are in control of how you feel and the direction your life takes. Roadblocks will always pop up along the way, but if you learn to trust the reroute, you’ll begin to see each roadblock as a stepping stone. If you choose to fuel your passions and do what brings you joy and happiness each and every day, know that you are on the right path.
Trust Yourself & Keep Going.
- When you are faced with adversity, how do you typically respond? What are the first thoughts that pop into your head, and what actions do you typically take?
- Are your initial thoughts and actions rooted in fear or rooted in confidence? Are you quick to do what is right for you, or what others want instead?
- If you typically respond with fear or uncertainty, allowing the opinions of others to dictate your actions, what steps can you take to prevent this from happening in the future? List 3-5. These can be: incorporating positive self-talks daily, practicing saying “no” to things that don’t serve you, or pausing to fully assess a situation before proceeding. List attainable steps that you can start implementing now.