Freedom is here to stay…
– Jasemine Denise
It takes an incredible amount of strength and confidence to change your life, but it is true that if the path you are taking is not getting you where you want to be you have to change it. Living in the unknown is as terrifying as it is satisfying. To no longer feel obligated to live a certain way because it is all you know. I know you’ve heard it before, but wouldn’t it be phenomenal if everyone could take the same positive advice they give to the next person, and follow through? To love yourself, to strive to reach your goals no matter the cost, and so on. That power is in all of us, and I believe that. Fear is what stifles the majority of people. See, most of us believe that we’ve always been destined for better things. Beyond what we do day in and day out, yet (sadly) very few will actually listen to the voice telling them to make a change. That power still remains in all of us, but too many choose to hush it. Do you recall the blog where I said, so many people fear their own success? Are you one of them?
The only thing you should fear is never actively reaching for the life you want and attaining at minimum a fraction of it. I know you can, and you’re probably like, “You don’t know me, so how can you tell me what I can and cannot do?”
Here’s why I can…
Our hearts operate the same, and yes we are all in different financial situations, different communities, different intellectual backgrounds, but what makes us all equally powerful is in our passion. Now you’re probably thinking, “Such and such is not a passionate person, so try again.”
Here’s the thing about passion. Passion literally means an intense desire or enthusiasm for something, a state or outburst of a strong emotion. We all have emotion, do we not? We all desire to attain something, don’t we?
Snap out of overthinking, stop letting society’s rankings dictate the moves you want to make, practice what I know you’ve preached to everyone around you, and get to a point where freedom is a word that holds value for you. Where it’s no longer a thought, but a way of existing. It would be absolutely astounding if one day you looked in the mirror and said, “I’ve always had that power, and I didn’t let it fall by the waist side.”
I would like to end with this: Failure will not kill you, but living an unhappy, incomplete life…will. Please don’t fall victim to yourself.