Every second is of infinite value. Lately I've been feeling like this is more true than ever before. For some reason, the seconds, minutes, and hours of the day are beginning to impact me in a way like they never have. The thoughts I choose today continue to cling to me, and the choices I make in this moment will shape the days to come.
Maybe I'm just being dramatic but for some reason, I can't help but think that maybe our biggest fault is that we believe we have time. We have our whole lives to _____________. (As we consciously decide to put our passions on the back burner, time and time again.)
But what if we took the leap right now? What if we starting living the way we want to live, right now? Letting our feelings inform us and expand our experiences while simultaneously pushing aside negative feelings that leave us imprisoned.
“It’s your life — but only if you make it so. The standards by which you live must be your own standards, your own values, your own convictions in regard to what is right and wrong, what is true and false, what is important and what is trivial. When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else or a community or a pressure group, you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Have you ever wanted to take a chance and try something new? When you've thought about putting those plans into action, have you ever thought...
But what if I fail?
Someone else is doing it better than me...
I couldn't possibly... I'm not qualified enough/educated enough/have enough experience
Will I be judged? What will people think of me?
Know that you are enough. You can do this. It's time to kick comparisons to the curb. It's time to start living by your own standards. It's time to start believing. Don't let the fear and doubt control you, they are not the deciding factor in your future successes. Pay close attention to your desires and let them guide you.
Because this life is yours. If you make it so.
Your turn! What are your passions? What would you like to invite more of into your life? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments.
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