I tried to be what everybody else wanted me to be.
I tried to be everything for everybody.
I tried to please everybody.
I listened to everybody but myself.
People pushed me to be a teacher, so I became a teacher.
People pushed me to be a CPA, so I became a CPA.
I’m not blaming others. I was not forced. I chose.
What I needed to hear was to be myself. I needed to hear to follow my heart and my passion. I needed to hear do something meaningful and what makes me happy.
Others think they are doing us a favor. They think they are leading us in the right direction. They think they know what’s best for us.
What they’re really doing is confusing us.
Although others may love us and care about us and think they know what’s best for us, they don’t know us like we know ourselves.
Be careful when we give advice. People listen. Others take our words to heart.
Instead of giving advice, maybe what we really should be doing is asking questions.
Please don’t push others and force others. It’s their life. Be open. Let them choose.
I don’t regret taking the path that I did. I’m better for my experiences. I learned from each and every one. They shaped me into the person I am today.
Please take it from me and learn from my journey. Dig deep into your soul. Listen to yourself. Follow your heart. Do what you want to do. Do what makes you happy.
This is your life. You’re the one who has to wake up and live it every day.