As human beings we are unique, as well as being individual. Even though we will experience similar or the same things in life, we will still be uniquely different.
No two people will see the same experiences in the same way. If we did, we’d all be clones of each other. Emotionally, things tend to get complicated, when we copy others. Unfortunately, expectations are put on us from a young age to behave in a certain way, or follow a certain career path.
We should walk our own path in life despite those external influences. It’s important for us to put our own stamp on our lives, make our own mistakes and take responsibility for the decisions we make. We must stick to our decisions.
Never be swayed into thinking your decision isn’t right, just because someone else has offered you an opinion, or another choice. Or feel guilt tripped into taking their choice, because you’re letting them down somehow. You’ll only be letting yourself down.
Unfortunately, if we let it, our core values become the values of our parents. Our thoughts are our parents’ thoughts too. If we’re lucky enough to be born to parents who allow us to make our own decisions, we’ll walk our own path in life as an adult. Sadly, that wasn’t afforded to me.
As a child, being told what to do all the time, meant I wasn’t allowed to make my own decisions. I was expected to take my parents’ decisions. Now of course I make my own decisions, but it’s taken me many years to be able to achieve that.
How do you walk your own path?
Choose to become independent, be an independent thinker; build confidence and self-esteem and have faith in your own abilities; to take control of your thoughts, your feelings and how you want to live your life and you will.