There is no one definition of success, happiness or fulfillment. There are infinite definitions and infinite paths: Follow Your Path.
Trust: If You Were To Know
I was talking with a dear friend yesterday that has been feeling stuck in life.
This is a story I think many of us have lived or are currently living…
After a series of questions and some serious vulnerability, she came to her truth that she has been mad at herself for some time now because she did not follow her dreams and is not living a life that is fulfilling to her. She is not passionate about what she does. She is going through the motions.
Fast forward to the end of our conversation and I asked her: “What is one small thing you can do today that will put you closer to your dreams?” and this beautiful, brilliant soul, stopped, she hesitated and in a slightly frustrated tone, said she didn’t know. The answer seemed obvious to me, but it is not my place to give answers because they are my answers and she needed her own answer.
So I said: “If you were to know, and you do know, what would it be?”
She took in a breath and immediately had an answer.
When I asked her why she hesitated at first, she said it was because she was doubting herself and hearing all these limiting beleifs in her head. But the voices weren’t hers. They were her parents, society, her family. All the voices she listened to up until now.
When you are feeling stuck and all the voices are in the way: stop, and ask yourself how much those voices have helped you up until now? What role did listening to those voices play in guiding you to your current situation? The one you aren’t happy in?
We are all unique and what fulfills each of us is different. There is no one definition of success, happiness or fulfillment. There are infinite definitions and infinite paths: Follow Your Path.
Trust that your voice is the only one that knows how to make you happy and fulfilled.