the courage to follow your heart…

“The path that your heart calls you towards may be an unconventional one. It may be scary and involve taking risks. Following your heart often requires us to take a detour from the well trodden path, and rebel from societal or family expectations in order to find our inner fulfilment. It can be a long and lonely road initially. Often we must be willing to look at our life honestly and really evaluate what parts of it we love and which parts of it we don’t.

Your heart’s desire may not have an initial guarantee of income, or it may require a pay cut. It may mean that you have to go against what your family wants for you, or what your friends expect of you. It may mean facing your fears and doing something that you love, yet are petrified of at the same time. It may mean forgoing the approval you received from always doing what others wanted you to do. It will require you to be different, to do things differently. It will mean learning to listen to a deep inner voice, rather than the loud forceful voices of the outer world.” – Connie Chapman

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  1. I agree with Connie Chapman, 100%. I can’t resist… Here’s my 2 cents worth about following your heart. This is what I’ve learned after 69 years on this planet, and it’s also what I’ve tried to get my sons to think about and even do. From what I’ve seen my 2 sons do with their lives, I may have been successful. If you want to be happy, figure out what you love to do more than anything in the world and then figure out how to make a living at it. Figuring out how to make a living via your chosen passion may not be easy, at first, but at least you’ll be happy. If you love what you’re doing, chances are you’ll become very good at it. It beats making a living doing something by default. The other thing I tried to get them to keep in mind is, hitting a home run in life is great, but most games are won by hitting lots, I mean a bunch, of just plain old simple hits. Besides, it’s easier to get a hit than a home run, even if you have to bunt.

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  2. This is so what I am going through at the moment! Thank God I have my best friend there for me and I know she’s always going to support me and my decisions. Even though I get worried and wary sometimes, I know I won’t be happy with what others want for and expect from me, so I keep going my own path – the paths my heart choses 🙂 Good luck to everybody doing the same! Keep going!
    Thanks for sharing this, Eyoälha!!

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