When You Let Go Of What You Think You Should Become

2:47 am in Pyschology That Helps by seph

When you let go of what you think you should be, what the world is trying to tell you to be, and listen to who you are deep down inside – true magic happens. Everything is making an attempt to drag you towards the middle where mediocrity lives. You should be this way, dress this way, talk this way, like this music, do these things – the list grows for evermore.

The more that you express your feelings, the more you travel away from normal you get, the more you start to feel the gravity of that pull making an attempt to bring you back in. The rest of the planet, as much as they revere those who innovate and change things, does not want you to become an outlier. But that’s where most creative peoples passions live – on the fringes. Here's where genius lives. This is where vision and dreams live. These are the most unique places in life.

If decide that you are going to take a bit of a chance on those, you better be ready to feel the pressure from the giant outside forces of normality. I didn’t understand that at the start of chasing my dreams. I was under the impression that this force trying to bring me back in was the honest thing to do. But in numerous cases I found out that the voice whispering deep inside me was the right thing to do because that is where my purpose and zeal lives. If I ignored that I'd be forever living in deep regret.

Follow what makes you jump out of bed in the morning. Follow what makes your heart light up. Those positive things will never send you in the wrong direction. They'd send you into really challenging situations, but that’s what comes with the territory. You need to be happy to seek that resistance and understand that once it shows up, you are in the right spot.

Be content to be different. Make the sacrifices it takes to see your dreams. You never can tell when you’ll be taken from this place, so you may as well give yourself the best chance feasible to go out with a spark and begin following your dreams.

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Need some more content to move towards building the best life you possibly can? Try these quotes on attitude.