“That’s a stupid decision.”
“Are you sure?”
Haven’t we all heard statements and been asked sarcastic questions that force us to question our decisions, our character or our morale?
I know I have. I’ve been subjected to my fair share of judgement, misunderstanding and often doubted my decisions as a result of not getting the approval I thought I needed.
I’m pretty sure we’ve all felt at some point as though we were wrong for not getting approval from someone who mattered. I’m pretty sure we’ve entrusted our ambitions, our feelings, our validity and self worth to people who shouldn’t have jurisdiction to even decide such. If that’s you, like it was me, then you probably know what it feels like to be down-trodden and discouraged.
If that’s you now… STOP!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
You’re a limited edition. There is only one you. There will never be another you. You walk in your own shoes, on your own path, and no one else lives to face your consequences.
So, it’s not fair to place your final destination in the hands of anyone else.
Recently I’ve made the mistake of waiting for people to give me the push I needed… Hoping that someone would understand my plight and decide to save me from my circumstances. It’s easy to hope for the people you love to do that… but it’s not anyone’s responsibility but your own to make a path for yourself that takes you where you want to go. Who you are is a result of your choices, not your circumstance.
Remember that, as you approach whatever you’re facing. Remember that being one of a kind means that no one else’s way is necessarily the right fit for you. Only you know what it’s like to walk in your shoes… so don’t be afraid to listen to your heart or the still small voice in your head that allows you to dream and wonder.
So long as that voice isn’t leading you somewhere clearly ‘wrong’
or illegal, try zoning in on your conscience and subconscience. You’d probably be surprised to find that self approval is greater than any ‘yes’ you could ever receive from someone else.
You’re always more equipped to walk in your shoes than you think… They’re yours. Own them.
Be proud of whoever you are and where you want to go, so long as you’re not stepping on someone else to get there.