For centuries now, we have been molded into a certain stereotypical way of life that is right for us. Society, friends, family all have the same mind set of what is good and right. They seem to think we should be going to school, getting good grades, excel in sports, get an excellent degree then climb the corporate ladder, make a decent living, get promoted, get married and have beautiful children. That seems like the perfect picture for most people. But when you fall short of this perfect picture, you blame yourself. Constantly asking why am I not good enough? What is wrong with me that I can’t be like the others or blame others and the world that life has been unfair for you since you are not as good or as outspoken or as pretty or as smart as the other person who’s got everything right.
But just think for a minute about that picture there.
That picture is painted by most people, someone else who doesnt know who you are, what you are capable of, how different and unique you can be and how your picture is a happier, more fulfilling one. And that you can choose to paint a different picture. If your picture is one of a single life, so be it. If your picture is one that is being an artist living from day to day, just be. If your picture is one where you are an introvert, enjoy your moments alone. If your picture is one without children, choose it. Whatever picture it may be, be sure that it’ll make you happy and fulfilled in your own life, not someone else’s.
Go on, follow your heart and paint your own picture today.