Study, work hard, buy a car, life is hard… This is what our society tells us. Somewhere inside you, something disagrees with this… But it’s a distant voice. What if listening to this voice was the key to a meaningful life? I really believe it is.
There’s got to be more to life than this
everything you were supposed to. You went to school, you got a job, you work
long hours. You played the whole game. How come you do not feel fulfilled? It’s
quite the opposite actually!
this little voice in your head saying “there’s got to be more to life than this!”,
“it cannot just be it!”
But in the
end, maybe it’s just a voice, after all, all the people around me don’t seem to
be lost, they work, they buy houses, they say life is hard and it’s normal… So
maybe that is what we are supposed to do!
So you get
back to work. But a few months later, the voice is back. You just feel trapped,
you feel like you’re missing something, you start to become crazy! You don’t
want to do it anymore, you need a change, but you don’t even know what to do!
I played the whole game as well. I studied hard for 2 years, I remember that I went out to a party only 3 times during those years! Then I carried on and did another 3 years of study. I became an engineer and I found my first job! I had a good salary, responsibilities, I lived 5 minutes away from work. The paradise right? Why was I miserable then? I remember binge watching The Walking Dead, while eating saucisson (yes I’m French), trying to feel a little excitement!
So let me
tell you that the voice was there for me too: but I refused to believe that
it’s just how life is.
Searching for an answer
start to listen to that voice. Because it becomes more and more present, and now
it’s on a physical level. You start to feel anxiety, stress, you’re exhausted. So
you have to do something! But what? I remember thinking, what should I even do
with my life? And I started to look on Google, Youtube, asking friends. I was
looking for the answer, and I thought someone had it. Something was wrong with
me and I wanted to know what it was.
I was at a
point where I quit my job, went travelling for 1 year in New Zealand, big leap
for me, and then I came back to France. I was still not sure of what I was
doing, but I had the feeling I was progressing. I felt like swimming against
the current, because it was not the standard path. Everybody was scared for me,
thought I was doing a mistake.
But I kept
looking! Kept trying things, kept following that voice, and then, a major
breakthrough occurred for me.
Only you can discover your right path
that nobody could give me the answer. And that I had to follow the little voice
in my head (sorry if this sounds cliché!). Because we are told that any problem
can be solved by someone. I mean it’s completely fine to seek help, go to see a
doctor for instance, but let’s not forget that they are human too, and we
should always question what we are told. The only person who knows what’s best
for you, is YOU!
have the answers. Own your life, do not expect someone to say what you have to
do. I used to think that someone would tell me what to do. But when you realize
that nobody will never know the answer to your particular problem, and that you
know better than anyone else what’s best for you, then you recover your power.
Because now you can take action! You can take responsibility!
By following my own path, my own voice, sure I made mistakes. But I have now the feeling that I’m on the right path, and at least these are my decisions! I didn’t know what to expect from these decisions, but I knew they were right for me. And today, I feel I’m where I belong. And I’m glad that I finally found something more to life than just work for money. Do not listen to people, do what you feel is right for you, even if people around you disagree. By doing so, you will end up on the right path.
Time to shine!
So here is
my message today: follow your own voice, it’s here for a reason. We are told
and taught to silence this voice. We are told that it’s a distraction.
Actually, it’s your best friend. So please, follow your own voice and get on
the right path.
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