Who are you?

Why don’t you pay attention to what you think and to what you feel? Why don’t you question why you do things a certain way? You are the person that you spend most of your time with. This means you should know a lot about yourself. In truth, you know a lot more about strangers.

There is one thing that can guarantee a better life and that is knowing yourself. This does not mean that things will be easier, but it will provide more clarity. You’ll be able to avoid some situations because you know they’ll make you act in a way you don’t like. You’ll know what does you good and what doesn’t. You’ll be more intentional with your choices.

Being told by other people that you are this, that you are that is not how you learn who you are. You must choose to learn who you are. Looking inside for the first time might be frightening, but it’s something that needs to be done. It is the only way to find out why you think the way do, and why you feel the way you do.

Life doesn’t happen the same way for everyone. Yours is different than anyone else’s, and that is because of how you internalize everything. The more you know about yourself, the easier it becomes to manage your emotions, behaviors, and even your thoughts.

Knowing yourself can become a superpower because it will allow you to have clarity when everyone else seems lost. It will allow you to work close to your limits, even push them, because you know where they are. It will allow you to be more like you.

What do you really want? You dream every day to be somewhere else, to do something different, to be someone else. At the same time, you are afraid to do things differently and end up blaming yourself because things are not like you want them to be.

No matter how frightening it seems, you’ll have to decide, one way or the other. Keeping both options open only means that you’ll be stuck between them. Inside of you, there’s a shy voice asking that you go after your dreams, but you never listen to it. Maybe it’s time to pay attention to what it is saying. You already tried ignoring it, but it took you nowhere.

What is there to lose if you go after what you want? Probably a lot, but is it worth it? When you daydream, how does it feel to live in a world where all your dreams come true? Use that feeling to pull you through every difficulty you might meet on the way.

In the end, it doesn’t even matter if you achieve all that you’ve set your mind to do, because along the way you will learn and you will grow. If you learn to focus on learning and growing, nothing will be out of your reach because even when you fail, you’ll gain something.

Find the courage to start moving towards your dreams. The fear you feel now will be your companion forever, but with every new step, it will be less frightening. At a moment in the future, you’ll be able to look at it, and then it will lose all power over you.