There are moments where any one of us can find ourselves stuck or unclear when following our dreams or passions. Sometimes we’re not sure what our next step is, other times we know exactly what we need to do but face resistance. You may have found what you love doing, and want to spend all your time doing it, but it’s not working out how you wanted it to. You may keep pushing on with the best of intentions and hopeful plans, but something doesn’t feel right. I think we all go through periods like this. For me, it’s often because I’ve lost sight of why I began in the first place.
It’s so easy for us to get trapped in the pursuit of the goal and making it as far or further than someone else you perceive as successful in a way that you would like to be. As soon as I become too fixated on numbers (sales, likes, followers, shares) my motivation and creative work suffers. I don’t want to spend my time wondering why or how other people got to where they are, and what I’m missing and doing wrong. I’m certain those people have other people they look to and wonder the same thing. One of the most difficult aspects of being part of the online world is not comparing ourselves to the lives that other people selectively and deliberately choose to show us. Let them be an inspiration to a certain degree, but not an indication of where you should or need to be right now, or maybe ever.
Your journey will most certainly take on a different path to what you think it will, and where it leads you is not as important as where it is now, and what brought you here. If your present situation is not feeling good or making you happy, ask yourself if you are staying true to the idea or passion that initially captured your heart.
Today I was reminded again why I began this blog, to play and be present in the moment.
Remembering why you started allows you to feel the flow and joy that comes from simply doing what you love, without expectations or objectives. Just you and the essence of your purpose. Magic.