We aren’t here to live a life that sounds great to others. We weren’t born to do things because others do. We mustn’t live to tick boxes so that society can determine ourselves as a success. Yet we spend our lives doing what we think we should do to please and impress other people, to the detriment of our own fulfilment.
The nature of modern society leads us to be judgemental about what other people do and to be critical of their life choices. This results in us being influenced to make decisions and take actions that we feel others will judge in a positive way. I’m here to follow my heart and stop placing relevance on what I should do, because I want to open the door to a life of freedom driven by the things I want to do. Unless we are making our own rules in line with our hopes, dreams and our integrity, we won’t ever truly be free. We have to remember our life is personal to us, we get one crack at it, we must do things that make us feel alive.
I worked in the corporate world for 6 years when I first moved to London, not because that’s what I wanted to do, but because that’s what I was supposed to do according to my family, the education I received and the society I grew up in. While I was pleasing others and in theory doing the right thing with my life, my soul was asleep.
I am not saying my experience of the corporate world applies to everyone, we all differ greatly with our passions, skills, and the dreams we harbour deep within. What works for me, won’t necessarily work for you, what makes you happy, I may find boring. However, there are certain aspects to living a fulfilled life that apply to all of us.
We must spend time establishing what makes us truly happy. Money and materialistic possessions may help us find short term pleasure and allow us to tick boxes to impress others, but they won’t fill our soul with satisfaction on a daily basis. To find deeper inner satisfaction we must create a life that inspires us when we wake in the morning and satisfies us when we go to sleep at night. That’s when we’ll feel your soul is alive and that’s when we’ll find fulfillment in our lives.
Let’s stop sacrificing our hopes and dreams simply to conform. Dare to go beyond the self-censorship world that comes from worrying about what other people think and create the life you want to live. We must give ourselves permission to break the rules so that we can live a life that truly fulfills us.
So I ask you, stop living to please others, only you can drive your own destiny, break the rules placed upon you by society and instead find your freedom so that you can truly live your own life.
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