Last year I was blessed with tons of things to be thankful for and so many “success stories” but for me it still felt as if I wasn’t where I wanted to be. It seems that for me life has always been a relatively set path.
Go to school, get a good job, find a man, marry, have kids, grow old with a white picket fence.
But, as I grow I have come to understand that this ideal wasn’t meant for everyone. As much as I would love to have a cookie cutter life, God knows it would probably be a lot simpler, it’s just not for me.
So now that it’s a new year I have decided to do things that are important to me. Living up to other people’s expectations is no longer my goal. When I’m older I would love to look back on my life and say I did everything I wanted to do.
So that’s my plan for now, to be authentically me in every way possible, to inspire people daily, and to influence people to take the path less traveled.
I encourage each of you to join me on the this journey of self definition.
Recently, every chance I get I ask myself some questions that will help me find myself. Here are some examples:
What in my life do I enjoy best?
Am I surrounding myself with people who encourage me?
Do I encourage myself?
Do I have the will power to find/follow my dreams?
Am I strong? Am I powerful? Am I wise?
Can I do what ever I set my mind to?
Answering these questions may seem silly at first but once you begin to affirm your belief in yourself you won’t see any problem with lifting yourself up!
You have the power to do amazing things! All it takes is a little positivity and motivation. Everything you could ever dream of is already in the universe you just have to get there!
What are some of your success stories? Do you have any big dreams for this year or years to come?