When we focus our time and energy on conforming: maintaining the status quo, not rocking the boat, or neglecting to use our voice, we actually end up giving up so much of our power.
Have you ever wondered where you get your ideals and values from? Is there really safety in numbers? Do you get to be your best you by ensuring you’re just like everyone else?
The truth is…there is only one you. So trying to be like everyone else is actually a lot of work!
When is the last time you did something because that still small voice inside your head suggested you do it? Oftentimes we try to silence this voice. The one that knows you intimately and knows that if you were only doing xyz you would be so happy. You would be doing purposeful work that feeds your soul and makes you come alive. But then something happens. We start second guessing ourselves, letting our family members and friends tell us how “risky xyz is…” and how there’s, “no money in xyz,” or worse, you talk yourself out of taking one small step towards your dreams because you’re afraid that you might actually succeed. So you conform. You resign to a mediocre life and join the rest of the third of Americans who are unhappy with what they do day in and day out; but hey at least you can watch reality TV with the rest of them and continue wishing you were doing xyz.
Snap out of it! You can do xyz you can accomplish your dreams and I have great news! Unlike the road to conformity…someone once said, “there aint no traffic on the extra mile.”
You’re going to have to do the work. You’re going to get tired. You’re going to wonder what’s the point? At times you will be alone. It’s going to be challenging because hey, if it were easy…everyone would do it!
The path is there and it’s wide open for miles calling you home. You have a choice…conform or take the road less traveled?
I know my choice.