Quote: “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer”. Henry David Thoreau
Reflection: I think one of key secrets to living a happier and more fulfilled life is to not let others decide your future or to give-up challenging yourself to grow and develop. Take small steps to the music which you hear, however small or difficult the steps may be. Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, lovers, soul mates, critics, teachers, their religious leaders and what popular culture think is cool or best for them. They ignore their inner drummer and voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about who they are and stop dreaming. Remember my Poem ” Happiness Happens… Be Ready…Life is Short”. You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s expectations advice distract you from leaving your own footprints in the sand.
Start today by identifying three things you want to do that will make your life more meaningful and fulfilling. You must believe that you can have a bigger future, no matter what your circumstances. Take one of these three things you want to do and develop a plan for implementation. Remember this thing doesn’t not have to be a big flashy or difficult goal. Make you activity enjoyable and doable within the next 3 weeks. Keep us posted.