I had an epiphany one day that I was not living where I wanted to live. For a while I went back and forth about how it wouldn’t be smart to move, it wouldn’t make any of my problems go away, and that it would be selfish to all those around me.
Then I told my doubts to shut up and listened to the little voice in my head saying “just go“.
And you know what? That voice is there for a reason.
So many of us know in our hearts what it is we want but we listen to what other people say and we let our fear keep us from doing things. And at the end of our lives if we let what other people think keep us from doing things or if we let our doubts take over our choices we will be laying on our death beds filled with regret. Don’t you want to look back on your life and realize that your life was completely YOURS? That you didn’t stop yourself from doing something just because you were scared? That you didn’t let what anyone else thought change the course of your life?
Sometimes people don’t understand what you are doing or why you are doing it and guess what? That’s okay. It is your journey, not theirs.
I love that quote that says “You are not a tree”. And it is so true. So many people think that because they have roots planted in one place that they can’t pack up and leave. Who says you have to grow up and die in the same place? If you want to go somewhere else and try something new JUST GO.
This applies to everything in life. If you don’t like the person you are dating, just break up with them. If you hate your job, just quit. If you want to eat healthy and go to the gym, just do it. If you don’t like a situation you are in, just leave.
We tend to complicate things when it is literally that simple. You have the ability to change your situation at any second. No one can decide your fate but you. Don’t let life trick you into thinking you have to put up with things that you don’t need to. Simplify your life by doing what you know in your heart is best for you.
Most of us know what we want in life, we just let our insecurities and fear get in the way. We think “I can’t do that” and put the idea to the back of our minds. WHY? Why can’t you do that thing you want to do? Why can’t you change your situation? Why can’t you make time to go to the gym? Why can’t you leave that guy who treats you like crap? Why can’t you quit that job that makes you die inside for 8 hours everyday?
No more excuses. You have the power to change your life at any given second. Insecurities are bloodsucking little monsters that will drain you of your spirit and your dreams if you let them.
Push them aside and just go.