There’s a saying from George Bernard Shaw that says,
“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.”
And it’s true, the older I get the more I realise that each individual’s purpose in life is to draw their own map. Throw out the recipe book, the paint-by-numbers kit, and anything anyone ever told you about who or what you should be—and build your own course.And that can be one of the hardest challenges we face.
When we were younger we were always told to make reliable choices; in school we learn to conform and to not colour outside the lines; through the media we are shown how we should dress… it goes on.
It’s the uncharted experiences, not the guided tours, which truly help us “create” ourselves. When we listen to the inner nudge to do something different and go in a way that intuition leads us; following our dreams and desires rather than in someone else’s footsteps we begin our journey – our road trip.
Life our road trip; we have many stops along the way, we get lost sometimes, and then end up in places we never thought we would, ending up in places that we never even knew existed. Maybe some people help us along the way when we get stuck. Sometimes we are so lost, it feels like there is no way out. Like we’ve reached a dead end. But remember it is just a pit stop.
And it is those moments along the way which are the moments that define who we are and give us insight into who we are, who we have around us and a glimpse as to who we can become. We shouldn’t lose sight of that.
And do you know what? It is not how long it took us that is important, it’s that fact that we continued creating. So why not dust off one of the dreams you’ve kept locked away and just for fun, plot out a plan to make it happen.