How do you know that what you do matters? You don’t but be assured that this is not the right way to evaluate your actions. First, the things you do should be done because you enjoy them or because you know they are right, any other reason you can find is only an excuse to not do the best you can.
If you don’t do the best you can, then what is the point? Why are you alive if you live every day in fear that people will find out who you are? Isn’t it tiresome to put on masks each day, so that you can trick people to like you for something that you are not?
When you step into the world without putting on a part, you allow yourself to be seen, and people that will be interested in you will come to you for who you are, not who you’d rather be. All that you do and say should be a reflection of the person that you are and not a script that you are acting out in an attempt to sell an image to the world.
If you want your life to matter, stop wasting your time on smoke and mirrors. In truth, you, like everybody else, want the world to embrace you for who you are, but for that to happen, you will need to give up the fear that you are not good enough.
What do you choose, being liked by millions for someone you are not or being liked by some for who you are? Both ways involve effort. One means you put up walls and the other requires you to break them down.
You’ve been trying to make progress on what’s important to you, but there’s nothing to show for your effort. Please don’t despair, maybe it’s time to try something else, to learn something new. No one should ever stop learning because life will always come up with surprises, and if you don’t want to be stunned by them, you’ll have to learn how to deal.
Now, you stand in front of something that is new and scary, but at the same time, is something that you’ve been waiting for. Don’t let the fear of what you don’t know be greater than the desire to embrace this new experience. You might not be completely prepared for what is coming, but you will never be.
Sometimes, you need to act even if you are not ready. You act and hope that when your next move comes up you’ll know what to do. Right now, you lack the confidence needed to move forward fiercely, so you will have to move on faith. You’ve already done it many times before without even realizing it.
When life brings something difficult in front of you, don’t panic. Take some time to make sense of what is happening and what it means, then do what you know. With every action you take, something will be revealed to you, and this will make the next step possible. Doing this for some time will grow your confidence, and soon enough, the world will not seem such a scary place anymore.
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