Updated: Aug 4, 2020
Do you ever feel like someone or something is holding you back from what you are meant for in life? We have all had someone or something that keeps us from going somewhere or pursuing what we truly want.
The real obstacle is getting around what others think or say and doing what you know in your heart to be true for you. Everyone has their own unique purpose in life and the path there looks different for everyone. But how do we not let others ideas and opinions get in the way of pursuing our destiny?
“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” - Harley Davidson
I especially love this quote from Harley Davidson because it is so simple, yet accurately represents how we should take hold of our own lives and not let anyone stop us from chasing our dreams or being who and what we were meant to be. What's Holding You Back? Don't let the opinions of other stop you from who you want to be, who your heart wants to be with, or what dreams you wish to pursue. We must first believe in ourselves and have the courage to live as the person we were created to be. Embrace our strengths, weakness, quirks, passions and follow our own journeys.
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
We are ultimately the ones living with the decisions we make for the rest of our lives.
If we don't move somewhere we have always dreamed of because Dad said 'I wouldn't do that', we shouldn't let that change our entire direction.
If we want to be with someone, but our friends say 'oh I wouldn't date that person,' we can't let them have that power over our minds. We literally just gave them the power over our life to have possibly made a life changing decision. That one choice that was directed by a friend could have changed the entire course of our life. Other's opinions shouldn't hold us back from what we really want to do.
We ultimately know what is best for our lives when we are aligned with our purpose and aligned in prayer with God. Yes, listen to others helpful suggestions but ultimately we are the ones living our life we know what our minds and hearts are striving for and everyone's life journey is different which means everyone's decisions in life are different.
Our Mom's love us and want whats best for us but that doesn't mean her ideal life and dreams are the same as ours.
Don't be the one who sits in the rocking chair on the porch at the age of 75 saying I wish I would've done this, I wish I would've worked on that relationship, I wish I would've traveled, I wish I would've worked harder and pushed myself to reach my aspirations.
We will encounter minor set backs in life over and over again. We mustn't let circumstance hold us back. The natural beauty of life is to learn and grow from every set back.
Maybe it's no one else, maybe we hold ourselves back and we use people as excuses. Our lack of belief in ourselves, abilities and purpose can hold us back.
Let's work on believing in ourselves, in all of our unique capabilities and strive to find our purpose. Be the most energetic, purposeful and kind humans we can be. When we know who we are and everything we are capable of - nothing can hold us back, because the one that is greater than us is on our side. When we begin to believe in ourselves and our capabilities we won't allow anyone or anything to hold us back any longer.
Your Girl Next Door and So Much More,