“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end requires courage.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is it that you have always wanted to do but fear holds you back? What record plays in your head telling you that you cannot succeed? When we give too much credence to other people’s opinions we do ourselves a disservice. No one has the power to dictate your soul’s path, unless you give them permission. When you give permission you are not being true to yourself or your soul’s purpose in life. Breathe deep and think deep about what it is you want to go for. Take that first step and see what happens. If it is the right move for you the energy will flow and it will soon begin to feed on itself. Doors will open and so will your heart. You will find a new found energy to contribute to your desire. If many doors close you will have to decide if it is worth it to you to continue on or move in a different direction. Either way, you can stand strong knowing you had the courage to pursue something deep within you.
As you follow your path in life there will be many challenges that appear along the way. It is your choice whether to confront these challenges or run from them. My experience has been that the learning takes place when we tackle our own challenges in an emotionally healthy way. If it is something you can handle on your own, deal with it. If it is something deeper and you need professional guidance, make that call. Always keep in mind that the lessons you avoid along the way inevitably show up repeatedly on your journey. The healing takes place when you deal with it and are ready to move on from it. The true test begins when the challenge shows up and your choices mirror what is healthy for you versus what is detrimental.
Be courageous and choose what you know is right for you!