What are your goals? Hopes? Dreams? Your greatest aspirations?
Have you put the pursuit of those on hold? If so, why? I mean...really think about it. Why have you stopped pursuing your dreams?
Far too often, we let the world tell us that our goals are insane, unattainable, unrealistic, or just plain silly. So we just plod along with status quo...you know, same ol' same ol', day in, day out, even if it makes us unhappy.
Why do we do that? Why do we allow other people, outside forces, to dictate what we do with our lives? Let's be real...do those people or outside forces pay our bills? Do they determine our happiness?
I know I was guilty of this. For a long time. I thought I had to act a certain way, be a certain person, work a certain job, be with a certain person (or type of person), talk a certain way. You get the idea.
I even changed who I was depending on who I was dating at the time. My sister called me out on it several times. Sadly, this is true.
It took me awhile to come to terms with who I really was. Honestly, it took me awhile to like who I was. Once again, sadly, this is true too.
How many of you out there have felt this way at one point or another? How many of you feel that way now? Inadequate? Unworthy?
When people ask me how I changed my outlook on life and myself, the only answer I can give is through finding God again. I had searched high and low for outside forces, including men, to make me happy. But these things couldn't "make" me happy. And only when I found God and realized I was fearfully and wonderfully made, did my outlook change.
I stopped trying to be this being other people expected me to be and I started pursuing my dreams, my passions, my hopes and desires! I started out slow and a little hesitant, but have gained confidence and know that I would be unhappy if I was doing something other than what I'm currently doing.
It may look silly to other people; they may not ever understand it; and they may make fun of me. But the beauty of it is that I don't care, because the only opinion I care about is God's. And He loves me exactly as I am. How amazing is that?
My point in all this is that you should fearlessly pursue your dreams and passions; it's what you were put here to do! And it will shine through in your happiness and confidence and how you interact with everyone and everything in life!
Be fearless. And FEAR less! Just remember...fear has killed more dreams than failure ever has!
Start small if you must. But just START. It's been amazing watching my friends find their passions and at the same time, truly come into their own!
What have you been afraid to pursue? Let's see how we can get you started in the right direction :)
Have a beautifully, awesome week!
With love and wellness,