Image by: Unsplash
By Cindy Rosebrook
As a child, I was made to believe that if I put my heart and my mind into achieving my dreams, I would be able to make them come true.
I was fortunate to be surrounded by people who have always believed in me; my parents, my family and my friends. And although they were surprised that I decided to become a stage performer instead of being an engineer or a dentist, they still supported me all the way.
So, I followed my heart with high hopes that I would become a famous actress one day. However, my first two years studying the craft weren’t that reassuring. Something didn’t feel right.
I failed 2 subjects and I realized that I didn’t really enjoy making props, assisting backstage and marketing theater shows. I felt so disappointed with myself. I just wanted to act, but I couldn’t force myself to like the whole package that comes with it.
In making life shifts, you don’t have to be 100% sure all the time. What matters is that you are willing to try to improve your situation.
When I decided to tell my parents that I wanted to shift to journalism, they were startled. And although they didn’t react negatively, I felt bad for letting them down. I knew that they had already invested effort and money to help me pursue my first choice.
The transition period was hard because of the guilt that I was carrying in my heart. However, after a few months, it slowly dawned on me that writing was really the life that I wanted and the people who loved me would still support me whatever path I chose to take.
Also, the idea of letting go of my dreams of becoming a stage performer used to bother me a lot. It made me feel like I was a failure. But when I realized that I was so much happier with my new career path, I knew in my heart that I made a good decision and that I shouldn’t have any regrets.
Your failures don’t define you, but what you choose to become during the most difficult moments of your life does.
As I go through my life’s journey, I’ve made several changes that made me the person that I am right now. Most of it didn’t feel comfortable, but I believed it was necessary to make things better.
A change of mind can be a very liberating experience. It’s a realization that we have to try to make better sense of everything around us.
Sheen Sharma shares her story on how her relationships prompted a revolution in her perspective and choices in her piece “Why I’m so Done With Almost-Relationships And F*ck Buddies.”
Ladies, meaningless connections are a form of self-delusion. It doesn’t follow that when a guy shares some of his little vulnerable moments with you, he is letting you in. Casual relationships don’t work that way.
It’s never too late to create your future. What’s important is that you’re finally awake; you figured out that your situation is not serving you and you’re ready to be wiser.
When we reach our goal, we don’t just stop there. Instead, we stretch our imagination and dream bigger. And sometimes, having a bigger goal means increasing our skills, abilities and connections.
If you’re in e-commerce and looking to expand your business, the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service would be of big help for you to reach a greater and more motivated pool of customers.
FBA handles order fulfillment, customer service and product returns. It also provides powerful leverage through strategic information such as historical stock, commodity data, financial ratios, trend data and so much more.
When you decide to live a bigger life, you should be determined to make the most out the resources and options you have right now.
The basis of your desire to become a better person is the realization that you are responsible for your life.
When you’re experiencing a change of mind or purpose, always remember to be gentle with yourself.
Deviating from your original plans and altering your mind or emotions to improve your current state can be very overwhelming.
To keep you grounded while you’re going through these shifts, here’s “3 Anytime, Anywhere Techniques For Cultivating Happiness.”
Listen to what feels true in the moment.
You don’t have to pressure yourself in doing something that is not you. Follow your instinct because it serves as your internal guide.
And just like our dreams and plans, fashion trends change too.
Summer is around the corner, so be ready to dress for the warmer weather with these 11 off-shoulder silhouette looks.
Letting go of your old beliefs and trying an entirely different path can be really scary. But don’t let fear take over and stop you from taking your chance to experience a happier and a more peaceful life.