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Here’s How to Stay Grounded In All Areas Of Your Life When You’re Going Through a Change Of Heart & Mind

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • Rosanna

    This really touched on a lot of current issues for me. When I think about changing the direction of my career plans, the guilt and doubts get in the way and it’s hard to tell if I’m doing the right thing.

  • Colliope

    My parents are the same way. It’s like no matter what path I choose they are always there to back me up. It’s nice to have such a great support system, but taking that first step is always the most scary.

  • Sonya

    I had to give up many hobbies to achieve my current career. Sometimes I regret not pushing myself harder back then to fight for everything. Sometimes I regret choosing this career. Unfortunately several life changes are not controllable. I try to enjoy my daily life while looking for ways to revive my old hobbies. Every time I feel down, I remind myself that it’s okay to feel sad over lost dreams, but we always have the choice to decide how to live from now on. I expand my life slowly but surely that way.

  • Krissie3l

    I always have the support of my parents too, along with my siblings. I also support my child. I’m trying to raise her the same way I was raised. You are right though, the first few steps are scary.

  • Abigal

    I can relate with this because for a long time I was in a relationship I totally felt stuck in. There was no longer any joy or purpose to it. Finally, after three years I woke up and realized that life should be fulfilling. Walking away from that wasted time was so very rejuvenating. I am a thousand times happier now and I feel my happiness will continue to grow throughout my life.

  • SelenaJ25

    I gave up a lot of my hobbies to get where I am in my career and I feel that this made me lose sight of who I am at times. About a year ago, I decided that I wouldn’t let things stand in the way of what I really want to do and now I am doing it. It hasn’t been an easy journey, but that is what makes it worthwhile.