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Finding your Right Path

Do you ever just feel a bit shaky when it comes to life, thoughts seem to creep up and beg to be answered:
“What am I doing with my life?”
“Am I in the right job?”
“Did I get the right degree?”
“Am I living in the right city?”
“Am I religious enough?”
and the list goes on and on…. I have recently been thinking about this and I have to say that this question is mulled over by almost everyone. Almost everyone wonders if the path they are on is the right one and if it isn’t, do we have the strength to change or even more scary, begin again?

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

It takes a lot of courage to make even a little change, for myself, I recently got back into running after some injuries, at the beginning your mind throws all these doubts at you regarding if this is okay, will you hurt yourself again, is the next step down going to injure you again? And these doubts aren’t subtle or quiet, it is like a band of angry grandmothers are in your head! But each morning I rise early, put on my layers and try again. The doubts are still there, the worry, it is still there too, but the desire to rise above the noise is stronger, my heart’s desire is stronger than the anxiety that shouts to be heard.

“There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.”
-Laurell K. Hamilton

It takes a lot of strength and resolve to accept who you are and love the person you are at this very minute. I grew up thinking that the aim was to be the most perfect version of yourself. I have come to the conclusion that we are at this very moment the best version of ourselves. It might not be the most PERFECT version of ourselves, but it is the best we can be at this moment. Yes, our aim should always be about becoming a little more enlightened, less addicted, a more handled version of ourselves, but at the core of who we are today, we should say our thanks to our God or Goddess, higher power, the Universe or your inner self. Everyday that you are trying is a good day.

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Sharon Salzberg

What we hope you will walk away with after reading this is that you are amazing and wonderful right now, you are worthy of love and incredible things in your life. Having goals and working towards something doesn’t mean that where you are at is a level of failure. It is a foundation on which you can build upon. Too often we sink into despair over where we currently are in life and where we are at is nothing short of amazing. Celebrate the small victories and joys and do your best not to be laid flat by what you feel are failures. Each failure teaches us something, they are the building blocks that we build our successes on.

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s #lifehack, we hope you enjoy them an if you ever have a topic you would like us to consider, please let us know at [email protected] subject: Lifehack Topic.

All the best-Team SG

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