“Know that you can make a difference in the world by being true to yourself, and moving in the direction of your dreams!”
As I spoke this sentence to a client of mine, I made the profound realization that I was speaking as much to myself as I was to her. I realized that my life long goal of making a difference in the world centers around my ability to be true to who I am and allow myself to move toward my dreams utilizing everything that makes me who I am today.
You see, I am no different than anyone else. At times throughout my life, my search to find happiness left me wandering and unfocused. All too often, it was easier to get caught up in a whirlwind of lack and limiting beliefs rather than to take action that moved me forward. The result was that for many years I felt lost and in need of some direction.
What I came to realize is that I have that ability, I along with each and every one of you, possess an internal compass that will guide me in the direction of my dreams as long as I listen to it.
Do you ever feel as though you have lost your way? Perhaps for you it is as if you are going in circles and don’t know what to do. Maybe you are just tired of the same old grind, or know you were meant for so much more. When people say their lives are a mess, they often begin looking for the thing that caused everything to slip away. Was it their finances, their jobs, their relationships, their stress level? Was there really a “cause” at all?
Have you ever been in the car with someone who won’t admit that they are lost? It is frustrating, knowing that if only they would acknowledge that they don’t know which way to go, they might be able to find their way. Life is so much like that.
Without exception when people are frustrated with their lives, they can trace it back to a point of time when they consciously stopped being true to themselves and quit following their internal road map. They may have done it a piece at a time or all at one powerful moment, but without exception there is a moment in time when things shifted, and the result was “derailing”.
Finding our way when we are off track doesn’t have to be a painful experience: it is often as simple as having the courage to admit that we are lost, and searching for the truth in any situation.
Remember that we are all given the ability to live the lives of our dreams, and in turn make a difference in the world around us. So the next time you feel “off”, take a moment and ask yourself which path are you on. Identify how you feel and make decisions based on what is true for you. When we all live in our own brilliance and truth, we can’t help but make a difference in the world around us.