Inspired by a track on the radio, it occurred to me that the best moments in my life were when I truly did my own thing my own way, fully aware with a free identity. The times I spent travelling, the bold moves it took to take control of my own life, and the risks I took to get to where I am today; this journey began when I gave myself the opportunity to follow my own aspirations. Going my own way has also strengthened my confidence too. It’s encouraged me to overcome many challenges on my own and now I feel OK to say out loud “I’m proud of myself”, and not feel guilty or ashamed of saying it.
Going your own way doesn’t necessarily mean leaving everything behind and set off on a mission to find yourself. Going your own way is instinctual, it means going with that gut feeling and trusting yourself. When most people ask me for advice, I say “do what your truest emotions are trying to tell you.” I’ve said this before but it’s worth mentioning again: doubt and fear come from a lack of understanding and a lack of control. So go seek out answers to establish control, and align the rest of your life with your identity. Do what you have to do to live a fulfilling life.
You’re an individual with bags of potential, explore life your way to tap into it and take charge of your own life. Not one soul on this planet knows what’s best for you other than yourself. Everyone around you has an opinion, and yes, there is advice to be taken on-board, but ultimately it is you who chooses how you live. Don’t allow your dreams to become shattered or forgotten about just because someone, who doesn’t share your spirit and doesn’t understand you, says otherwise.
Going your own way is simply living life empowered by your own identity, each day you become more aware and self-actualized. Some of the greatest people I’ve come to learn about were once deemed insane among their peers, but they went their own way and they made history. You can too!
Music – Artist: Feetwood Mac Track: Go Your Own Way