“You will get lost following someone else’s road map.” –Susan Taylor
I can remember when I first started blogging. I wanted to be a little bit more than pictures of celebrities and flashy cars on a Tumblr page. I was eager to create an outlet for myself to speak and be heard. I wanted to give life to my point of views, my poetry, my stories, and everything in between. I remember the anxiety I felt when posting and sharing my first blog. It was the most terrifying experience ever. When my words were well received by readers it gave me a boost of confidence and I began the trend of addressing topics to uplift and inspire others like myself. It was all going good at one point until it wasn’t. I was struggling for sometime trying to successfully complete a single piece for my blog that was post worthy. In my eyes my blog wasn’t getting the recognition I wanted fast enough so I had to do things differently. I had to incorporate into my work what my fellow bloggers were doing and blogging about. My original goal to convey to my readers what was in my heart and soul quickly turned into looking around wanting to do what others were doing. A journey that started off full of veraciousness and individuality was turning into what was popular and not true to my heart. I took a break for a few weeks to get myself back on track. I was lost and would never get to where I wanted because I desired to do what worked for others and not what worked and satisfied the soul of self. What I became conscious of was; the things we seek to accomplish in life are only successfully achieved if they’re from the heart. We aren’t granted success doing things because it seems profitable, or it looks good. Passion, adoration, and true love for what you do breeds success. What we all should retain from our everyday life lessons is: Everything you need for your journey or destiny is within your own reach. The fate of your journey does not lie in the hands of someone else. You’re in control. You lose control following instead of leading. “If you borrow a man’s legs, you will go where he directs you.” (Meaning: If one is too heavily indebted to someone, one will lose ones independence.) Do not lose your independence. Be heavily indebted into yourself and what you’ve worked so hard to create. Your aspiration should be to grow to your fullest potential. You do not want to compete or try to be perfect. All you should want is to be the best you.
“Comparison is the thief of joy.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.