The road to any goal you feel is bigger than yourself is fraught with ups and downs. It wasn’t meant to be easy, if it was everyone would do it. But you have been called to a higher purpose in your life, we all have. Your goal is yours to accomplish. The journey will make you reconsider your commitment and contemplate quitting. You may even hit a plateau and find that despite all your efforts, you aren’t seeing the results you expected.
These are the moments that build your character and dictate who you will be for the rest of your life. If you can push forward the universe will open up. It’s strange but true, the right path isn’t always easy but when you find your purpose in life, nothing can stop you.
Back in November I wrote a blog post for the Daily Muse’s “Lessons To My Younger Self” series:
When you’re young, you tend to think you have everything figured out. You move along at a mile a minute, blazing your path and achieving your goals. You hear advice from those older and wiser than you, but you might not really listen to it. You hear those common adages, those words of widsom packaged in clever clichés—and you roll your eyes and get back to doing your thing.
And then you get older, and you realize that there’s a reason those clichés exist: They’re true.
In my life, there have been some ups and downs—but if my younger self had paid a bit more attention to some of those sayings, well, I think it would only have made her stronger.
There’s a lot that I would tell my younger self, but most importantly, I’d tell her to pay attention to those words of wisdom she heard oh-so-often, and yet still overlooked. And these are the ones I’d want her to remember the most: