Society tells us that we go through childhood, get an education, follow a career, add a family and life is successful… in that order. NO… this is certainly not true, as life does not fit inside that small perfectly-shaped box.
Everybody is different and has the ability to pave their own path and make their own successful journey. Tackling life in the correct order… making the correct choices… as to how we live our lives.
“Correct” in who’s eyes?
Sometimes we need to approach life with a different perspective… do things out of the ordinary… as a means of living up to our own standards and not those of everybody else. Be unique and follow your own purpose in life.
In our early years of childhood, we were unique individuals and free to explore the world around us… without inhibitions or feelings of inferiority.
Then FEAR sets in… with the pressure of our peers and our need to fit in. We question ourselves and the barriers are formed. These limiting beliefs are then carried with us into adulthood.
The toughest walls are those we put in front of ourselves. When we realise this, life can change dramatically.
Rather than stepping outside of your comfort zone… look at expanding your comfort zone. This thought seems to give me a feeling of not being exposed and being in control of my own choices. I can take baby steps or a great leap… but I control how far I am willing to expand my comfort zone.
It is never too late… to try something new… and give it go. Many people are discovering their talents, later in life and that is OK. We pave our own path and are capable of making our own choices.
I admit… my aspirations at 18, was to get married and have 2 kids… as family was more important to me, than a career. This did not fit in well with my Careers Advisor at high school. But I did work in the banking industry, got married at 19, first baby at 20, then another 18 months later.
I did what I wanted to do. I raised 2 great sons now living independently in their early 20’s. I have been married for 25 years this year and I wouldn’t change a thing.
My point is that each of us follow our own path and believe in what we do… living with purpose. But it must be our own purpose.
Now as an empty-nester, I concentrate on the next phase of my life. I just started a new business, separate from the farming industry. I offer freelance writing & administration services. And I also have this blog for conveying my inspirational messages in writing.
I didn’t achieve success in the correct order according to many people… but it was correct for me. We just have to believe in the choices we make, take the responsibility when things don’t quite work out and then move on.
Inspiration surrounds us every day bringing us great opportunities. We hear about famous people bringing inspiration into the lives of many. But you don’t have to be famous, we are just everyday people making a difference in this world.
Look around you… there are people in your circle… family, friends or colleagues… that will inspire you. Be that person that inspires others… by being true to yourself and showing kindness and compassion to others.
We all bring something special to the table, possibly without even realising it. We are not famous, just everyday people, inspiring others in an extraordinary way.
We never stop learning and our personalities will evolve through time as we continue to be the better person. Strive for personal growth and you will see the success reign upon you in many aspects of your lives.
Work hard for what you want, for what makes you happy and what makes you feel whole. Being true to yourself is where the success starts. So hold your head up high and walk proud.
Take care, Karen.
“Success is the result of perfection,
hard work, learning from failure,
loyalty, and persistence.”
~ Colin Powell