Life is difficult for each of us, but somehow our struggles are similar. The struggles that shape you as a person, usually take place inside, and we all go through them, regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in.
The first reason why this happens is because you don’t know who you are, but at the same time, you are trying to be like everyone else. This is a failing endeavor because as long as you copy someone else, you can never be the best. You are meant to be yourself, and this means you must take the time and explore who that is.
The second reason is that you are chasing things that mean nothing to you, but you were led to believe that they are somehow important.
There is a better approach to life, but it is not easy, it will ask from you courage, faith, and patience. Courage to find out and accept who you are. Faith that will help you hold on to your convictions when they are contested. Patience for when the time will pass, but you notice no progress.
Life has its own rhythm, and most of the time it will not match with your own. When this happens it is a good idea to listen and pay attention because you are meant to learn something. The more you learn, the more you will be in tune with life.
This is not to say everything will align perfectly, but you will become better at listening with time. You are the one to decide how you do things, when, and if you want to change them. No one can act in your place.
What you have to give might not be unique or original, but your perspective and approach are. This means that whatever you are doing, it does not matter how many people are doing the same thing because you will do it in your own way.
The way you say something or the way you present a subject, may be the exact way someone needs to hear it in order to understand. It might not seem a big deal to you but it is important to the person who needs to hear what you have to say.
Stop holding yourself back and censoring your work only because you believe it is not as good as other similar pieces out there.
When you find something that gives more energy than it takes, you owe it to yourself to pursue it, because it’s no longer only about you. The results will not be at the level of your expectations, especially in the beginning. This is fine, and it’s no reason to quit.
Put your work into the world, let other people see it, even if it frightens you to do so. You might have created something perfect, but it holds no value until you share it with the world. The simple act of creating something has power, and it can benefit everyone. The energy created when people are impacted by what you made is necessary.
Too many times we are forced into activities that drain our energy, and by receiving the bits of energy released through creation everyone has to gain. Trust that you have value, and don’t be afraid to bring that value into the world. I promise that someone’s life will be influenced by what you have to give.
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