In life, we are faced with so many challenges on a daily basis, so many in fact that we are forced to make choices and decisions, otherwise our lives would remain stagnant and not progress. Even deciding NOT to make a choice..is still making a choice. Although this is the case for some, some of us have decided to put ourselves out there and actually search for or go after our dreams despite what other people have said. It’s so funny to me how cyclical life is. I mean when you really think about all you “know” and how you behave, just take a moment and think about how much of that information has been gathered from your own individual experience, versus being given to you by someone else. How many of the thoughts that you think in your life are your OWN? Did you decide as a child what religion you thought was best for you…If you should grow up and get married one day..if you should be a doctor or a lawyer (these are my classic faves)..LOL. Because so many of us are running around here thinking and living our lives…Based on Someone Else’s Thoughts. How many original experiences have you had that shaped YOU into you, versus those that have been embedded into you in order to fit into the appropriate stereotypical mold that has been assigned for you? How many of you are actually afraid of….say flying on an airplane..because you actually had a bad experience doing so..versus..being afraid to do so..because of a story..that Someone Else told you. Fill in this blank with any fear that you may have and ask yourself if at the root of this belief..(which is simply the result of a repetitive thought that we keep thinking)
I am afraid of ____________Because________________.
Are your finding the answers to these questions own thoughts and ideals..or are they..your mother’s..your father’s..your group of friends..if you really take the time and do this you will be amazed at how many thoughts run around in your mind…that don’t even belong to you. Once you figure this part out…then the real learning can begin…ask yourself:
Who am I..Really?
What do I like to do..
What things make My heart sing..
What does my dream life look like…
What would I be doing with my life..if I wasn’t afraid…..
Now..you’re off to a good start…
What’s really holding you back from your dreams?
Is it your life..circumstances..or is it..YOU??