Being true to yourself takes Courage, as we worry about not being good enough as we are. We worry about what our friends and family will think when they get to know the real us. But, with time and practice, being ourselves is actually a lot easier and a huge relief.
It is “easy”, secure and safe to stay in the harbour; the familiar, well-known routines, situations that we feel comfortable with. Sometimes we might not even feel comfortable and happy with the situation, but at least we know what to expect. Yet, is that what life is about? Is that what will make us truly happy?
Fear of succeeding is a surprisingly huge block for many people, though it sounds odd at first. Because, logically and reasonably, we set out to succeed, don’t we? Yes, but we are so used to the familiar and known status quo that our unhappiness is kinda comfortable. So we fear change - even if it means more happiness and success.
It is never too late to stop and start again, and it doesn’t only have to happen beginning of January. Rather than fully ditching your goals and throwing them out the window, how about reviewing them, re-aligning your efforts and recommitting to them?
As much as I believe that we can all create and live the life we want, I don’t believe that it happens overnight and I don’t believe that it happens by accident. It happens because you are crystal clear on what you want, you have created a plan, and you are working purposefully towards it.
We all have dreams and plans, right? However, many of us are putting blocks in our own way by letting others taking charge. For me, that has really been the first step; I needed to realise that I can’t rely on others to make my dreams come true. I needed to take control and responsibility for my own actions, in order to create the life that I want to live.