It’s something we’ve all asked at one point or another. We’ve been trained as a society to look for the best possible option, but rarely do we trust ourselves to make the big decisions on our own. That can happen for a number of reasons:
We’ve been trained to be good students, employees and consumers, so we feel most comfortable following instructions from others.
We don’t really know who we are or what we want, so we don’t know what’s truly best for ourselves.
It’s much easier for us to blame someone else if they make the decision for us and it doesn’t work out.
We’re too lazy to do our own due diligence and just want the answer to the test, become a millionaire in 2 weeks from home, or build 6-pack abs eating only pizza and never going to the gym.
It didn’t take me long to realize that after I’d done all of the things “they” told me I should do, I was nowhere closer to being happy or fulfilled. But I had so much work to do (and still working every day) to figure out who I truly am and what makes me happy, what I’m passionate about and what drives me.
Turns out, I wasn’t the only one trying to figure it out — I have so many friends who are still leaving their “dream jobs” to make major career shifts and figure out who they really are.
There’s nothing wrong with getting advice, but at the end of the day, it’s so important to be true to yourself and embrace the experiment. Life is not meant to be a series of boxes that we check off or some linear progression of milestones we “should” be reaching.
When you take chances, follow your own heart and embrace redirections, you allow for your true purpose to find its way to you in the most remarkable of ways.