Your truth is your own. It’s personal and does not have to mean grand adventures. It’s exactly what you want it to be and while it may take some self investigating, it’s well worth it. While I have met some people that are perfectly happy living in the same town they grew up in, many of us want more. I do a lot of traveling, it’s something nobody around me was doing at the time but I wasn’t satisfied with what everyone else was doing. I didn’t want to settle down, get married, have kids or find a career path that I would be in for the rest of my life. People are often envious of my life choices and the adventures I’ve gone on and wished that they could have done something similar with their lives. That’s the importance of living in truth, having no regrets. Here are six secrets that can help you to live a life that is true to who you are.
1. Be Willing to Make Sacrifices
Living your life in truth can often mean sacrificing a few other things. Maybe it’s a stable and comfortable life that you miss out on but the benefits are going to outweigh being comfortable. We often seek out comfort to feel secure in life but it leaves us feeling unsatisfied. When you’re doing exactly what you love and want to do, you won’t require your life to be so safe and comfortable.
2. Quit What Doesn’t Work
How many stories have you heard about someone who got out of a bad relationship or quit a go nowhere job only to find true happiness with a better opportunity. While this is another courageous move, quitting what doesn’t work is going to benefit you in ways you can only imagine. Let go of things or people that are holding you back and get rid of unnecessary baggage. You can then create more space in your life for what you do want.
3. Don’t Listen to the Nay Sayers
If you’re not going with the grain, people may tell you, you’re crazy. Don’t let their perception deter you for we are all on our own path in this life. Go for what you want and eventually you will prove to the nay sayers that they were wrong and you may even end up inspiring them.
4. Follow your Heart’s Voice
Figure out exactly what it is you’re dreaming of doing, being and having. Sit with this for a while because it takes some time to hear your own voice. Often you’ll hear the voice of others that have given their opinions in the past such as your parents or friends. Get to know who you are and what your desires are for your life. Meditation can be a good way to get in touch with your truths.
5. Be crafty
Often, your true passion is a way less traveled. This means you’re probably not just going to apply for a job, go to an interview and get said job. Figure out what you offer to the world that is unique and sell it. This is not only a great way to live your truth but you are likely to be highly successful. The hardest part is often figuring out what exactly your gift to the world is but once you do, the sky’s the limit.
6. Be courageous
It’s going to take some courage to do what you really want. Many of us ignore the inner truth inside of us. The fear of shining brightly is often much bigger than the fear of failing. Leave your ego at the doorstep and go for your dreams. Believe in yourself even with no proof that it can be done.
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