If there is one thing I want to tell people before I die, it's this: live your life truest to yourself.
There is nothing more saddening than laying on your deathbed and looking back at your life regretting the choices you have made. Because once you're on that deathbed, that's it. You can't go back in time to do the things you wanted, you can't change the choices you have already made. You can only think back in time and wonder what if, what could've happened if I did that? What could've happened...? You don't want to have one of these 5 regrets people have before dying.
So, live true to yourself. Don't live underneath other's expectations.
This is why I love traveling. I get to see new places and meet new people, and upon meeting new people, I don't have an image or personality to live up to, because these people don't know me! Thus, I can do and act however I want without being judged.
But sometimes, we don't have that freedom of just packing up our stuff and moving to a new place so suddenly. Sometimes, we are left in our current situations to live our own reality. But that's why we have a choice.
We always have a choice. We can choose to allow the fear of being judged consume us and prevent us from living our true selves, or we can choose to act despite the feeling of fear. Those who take action and live the way they want to, instead of the way others want them to, are the ones choosing to act despite fear.
Yes, everyone fears rejection and pain, but it is those who choose to live their lives that are the ones who are acting in spite of fear.
Living your life truest to yourself can be one of the hardest things to do. That's why not too many people do it.
If you want to get more out of life, you need to stop looking at other people and other things. Instead, look within yourself and determine what it is that you truly want.
I believe everyone on this planet was born with all the skills and tools they need to live a happy and fulfilling life. It is just our job to uncover those tools and use them.
Throughout this blog, I'll be helping you to uncover your skills and tools so you can use them to help better your life.
Scott Dinsmore from liveyourlegend.net is a great resource to help you find your passion and meaningful work. He has a ton of free tools and workbooks. I suggest you go check it out.
Do you find it hard to live a life truest to yourself? What difficulties, obstacles, or fears do you have that are keeping you from live a true life? Let me know in the comments.