All of us get to this point in our life or are there right now. I personally feel like a gum has stuck in my shoe and all efforts to remove it are proving futile. So what do I do? Like any other normal human being, I sigh in frustration and keep on moving. Just telling myself that the gum will get out by itself with time.
I hope by now you are getting my drift. At one point or another in our lives, we feel stagnant. Be it in our jobs or careers, relationships, spiritual lives ……. The list is endless. I have many occasions I’ve felt this way. Even as I share this post,I honestly don’t know what next. I was at war with myself since I didn’t know what to write, how to even write and what people will think about my writing. In short, we tend to overthink things before we do it. As a new parent, its scary knowing that you brought a new life in this world with no manual on how to raise this precious, fragile little one and yet somehow we still manage to navigate through. Heck!Some of us even end up being great at it.
Moral of my story, none of us have all the answers to any situation. If your torn between staying in that unfulfilling job just to pay bills at the end of the month or following your passion which has no immediate prospects of finances or choosing a man who brings a sense of stability versus a man you love who is struggling with little to offer or leaving all your friends and family to relocate to a new place just to have new beginnings or soldering on with your business that has been making losses continuously or calling it a day……
I’m not sure where you fit in. All I can tell you is go for it. Deep down, we all have the answers to this questions we ask yet we seem scared to follow our hearts but rather follow the society. We are so scared of living life at our own terms that we prefer the society’s notion of how to live our lives. Lets keep in mind that life is not a rehearsal, apart from Lazarus who had a second go at it, none of us has another lifetime to try what we felt we should have done. Therefore, don’t be afraid to piss off a few people in order to follow your heart. Be it your parents or family ( Respectfully of course), sometimes the decisions we make might not sit well with them but take that bold move and do it.
I guarantee you that you will get burnt in the process but as a parent, my proudest moment will be when my kids will take their own paths in life and get fulfilled. That feeling beats everything. Living life in your own terms and enjoying it no matter what unconventional path you took to get there. Touching peoples lives in ways that you never thought, for me that is my definition of success. Most of the successful people in the world, did exactly that. Removed themselves from the conventional ways of doing things and did them at their own terms. Look at where they are now. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,Oprah,Jack Ma, the late Steve Jobs and many more.
As this week begins, have a serious talk with yourself and address these stagnant issues in your life. Start by addressing them first, that is a step in the right direction and the rest will follow. As for me, I will keep on writing what I feel and stop concentrating on perfecting my words but rather inspiring myself to be a better person, one day at a time.