If there is any surest way to fail in life, it is in following the dictates of everyone except yourself. Trying to do what everybody wants you to do is a guaranteed recipe for failure. If you want to be outstanding in life you must learn to passionately follow your heart and pursue your own dream. No one else can dream for you. Your heart will always guide you to your dream and it is rarely wrong. ‘Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.’ – Rumi.
Many voices will attempt to crowd out your heart’s quiet voice. There will be the voice of fear, the voice of reason, the voice of pain, the voice of discouragement, the voice of disdain, and a host of voices. It is your responsibility to silence all the other voices so that the silent voice of your heart will become audible enough for you to act on. Within you is the seed of greatness, only your heart knows this, because it is the only thing present with you when you were being formed.
Seeking advice is good. Seeking counsel is right. However, when it comes to the matter of what to do with your life, your final and ultimate authority is your heart not somebody else’s brain. ‘Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.’ – Luke 17:21 KJV. Your life is within you. Your Destiny is within you.
‘We spend our lives asking the question, ‘What do people want me to do? Who do they want me to be?’ But this is a betrayal of our inner truth. We should be investing our lives in the pursuit of discovering who we are and what we were created to do.’ – Elizabeth Grace Saunders.
Follow your heart and you will find your life.
God bless us all.
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