There are so many experts out there on just about any topic you can imagine. Making it easy to get much needed advice on whatever topic your brain can conceive of. Based on these various experts and approaches, you can truly come up with a plan for just about any endeavor you seek to master.
That may be very helpful to you. It’s important to seek different opinions and input, and respectable to look toward experts for help when you need it.
But sometimes, no matter how good the advice, it may just not resonate. You may have something deep inside you telling you to do it your own way. To figure it out yourself. To forge your own path.
And frankly, the path you forge may not be the straight and narrow path, it may not be the most effective or efficient path, and it may not be the socially accepted path. It may not be a path that would work for any other person. But if that path works for you, then by all means, forge ahead.
I’m not suggesting that you go crazy and discount the advice of friends and family just for the sake of doing so. Often times it pays to hear and digest what others are saying, even if it’s difficult or painful to assimilate.
I’m also not suggesting that you hurt others in the name of you being you. No. All decisions that also affect others should be handled with dignity, grace, kindness, and caring.
But nonetheless, the road that you travel still needs to be uniquely yours, and you need to be authentic to your truest desires and wishes or you will never be satisfied. And eventually your deepest desires will well up anyway and somehow make themselves known to you and the world, so why not cut to the chase and listen to your heart and do what’s most meaningful to you now.
So go out there into the world and forge your own path.