"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whose life are you living? I know this sounds like a silly question, but I want you to give it some thought before you answer. Are you doing the things that you want to do, or are you living a life that others have designed for you…a life that, from their best intentions, they have decided would be best for you?
I think that most of us will find that we live a mixture of these two. We are pursuing our own dreams (to some extent) but within the realms of the rules and circumstances that others have set out for us. To me, this is not living your own life.
I’m sure most of you have caught on to my philosophy about living your own life. I feel that it is of extreme importance to ourselves and the way we perceive our life. It is of great importance to our happiness.
I believe in this, but I also believe in making a difference in the world.
How do you make a difference in the world? By being an active participant in your own life. Don’t just let life happen to you…you need to be out there happening to life.
Approach your life as if it were an unwritten story that you have creative control over. Take that control and make things happen. Make your life exciting by pursuing the things you are passionate about. Your passion will create enthusiasm and move you forward at a pace you could never have anticipated.
It is your life. You are the main character. Let that character explore and delve into all of the unknown corners of life. Let that character engage with others to create a world that is beyond anyone’s current imagination. Build it big and exciting (exciting for you – even if that means something that others would have no interest in.)
Explore your life. Be yourself. Make that difference. Engage fully. (I think that is the first time I have every written 4 sentences with 10 words).
So what will you do today to start engaging with YOU own life? Leave us a comment and let us know. I know that I really care. I want to hear what you have to say. I’m sure everyone in the community does.