“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own” – Bruce Lee
To become the best versions of ourselves we have to take the reins. We have to choose a path that we are happy to walk. We have to choose the work we want to apply ourselves to. We have to identify the goals that we want to chase.
In short, we have to take charge.
Self-improvement resources and mentors can help us along the way, but let’s not deceive ourselves into thinking any one person has all the answers. How can they?
The Path to Overwhelm
Listening too much to others and placing too much importance on their beliefs can mean we lose sight of our own unique perspectives. Instead of becoming more informed we run the risk of becoming overloaded with information. Overwhelm ensues. Paradoxically, we get further away from where we want to be not closer.
Instead, we need to find our own way. Chase our own dreams. Live our own lives. Become who we truly want to become. We need to learn to trust our own instincts and intuition.
Set Your Inner Compass
Set your inner compass on a destination that is unique to you and your wants. Listen to others, learn from others sure but also make your mistakes, learn your lessons. Importantly, keep on keeping on.
Make the path you tread one of your choosing. Live your own version of the good life – whatever that looks like for you.