For every single person on this planet, there is a different reality. We all have our own minds, thought processes, personal circumstances and immediate circles that influence our separate realities. We exist within a common public reality that is widely accepted as being true, however, we all have our distinct paths to walk separately. We all have our own unique journeys to take alone.
From the moment you are born, you are destined to walk your entire life hand in hand with one person, yourself. Everyone else that appears along the way is important, but no one in your journey will be as significant to you as yourself. Your decisions, from big to small, will affect your immediate circumstances. Your thought patterns and processes will affect how you feel and where you end up. Your immediate circle of relationships will influence your mood and therefore your decisions as well. The common denominator throughout every single thing that you will do in your entire life will be you. For that very reason, it is worth getting to know yourself intimately so that you can live the most fulfilling life possible.
Everyone walks a different path which means that comparing your journey to another’s is futile. While most of us are guilty of having compared our lives to our peers at one time or another, at a certain point, you recognize the different nature of our paths, give up on comparison and start living. When you let go of the cruel need to compare other’s achievements to your own, you begin to recognize the uniqueness of your life’s goals, and the importance of shifting your focus to actively achieving them. We all grew up in different circumstances, even if they were similar, they were all innately different.
In recognizing the difference in every individual’s path, there is a freedom of spirit involved. When you stop holding a vision in your head of where your own life should be based on those around you, you lose sight of what makes you yourself. Your identity becomes about what you believe in versus what someone else is striving for. Your identity becomes solidified as your own, and eventually you gain the strength to walk your unique path towards your own individual dreams.
Dreams… they influence us when we’re asleep and when we are awake. They drive us far distances both in reality and our minds. Your dreams are yours alone, not your neighbors. Achieve what it is that you want to achieve and do not stop to make sure that others are not surpassing you. If you live life comparing your journey to someone else’s you will always fall short in some capacity or another. But, if you live life fulfilling your own dreams, and walking your own path without a care in the world for what someone else is doing, well, you end up pursuing the path you were meant to take. Whether that means crawling, walking or running, the pace is yours to decide, and the pathway is yours to embark on solo.
I have changed my mind countless times about what I specifically want to do, however, I have never changed direction. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to heal others. That is part of my goal. That is part of my path. It is what drives me.
Ask yourself what drives you, and then get en route and pursue that goal. If you don’t, the person who loses out the most is yourself, so what are you waiting for?
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman
who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever seen before.”
– Albert Einstein