This Is What It Means To Take The Road Less Traveled

the road less traveled
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In life, we all have goals. We all have ambitions and visions as to what we want to do with ourselves.

Each day we all work to achieve this to end up in our idea of paradise.

I, too, have goals; I know what I want in life, and I know how to achieve it. I understand that there are inevitable bumps in the road that I will come across. And I know that sometimes I may feel down, I may feel defeated; I may feel so uncontrollably lost.

But then I remind myself of a few things…

You don’t always have to like everything all the time.

You don’t always have to wear a smile on your face.

You don’t always have to have your shit together.

You don’t always have to seem so emotionally strong.

It is entirely okay not to be okay sometimes.

Take a step back. Look at yourself in the mirror.

Look deeper than just the reflection staring back at you.

Look into your soul.

Who are you? What do you want in life?

The world is yours, so what difference do you want to make?

What are you going to let define you?

These are the real questions.

The answers cannot be found in a book, no matter how hard you study. These answers cannot be told by asking somebody else, no matter how close you may be.

These answers lie solely in you and the experiences you open yourself up to.

It’s incredible how different the world may seem once you know these answers like the back of your hand. Your eyes become clearer, your smile becomes wider, your mind becomes purer, and your heart becomes deeper.

You have the ability to change the world, one day at a time. Everything you do matters.

Although sometimes, it’s not about changing the world.

Sometimes it becomes more about changing somebody’s world. Making someone feel less alone.

Bringing someone a connection that they have never felt before. Touching their life in a way they never imagined. Letting them know that someone out there in this big world understands them and can relate to them.

We cannot always feel positive all the time; some people fall harder than others. Not everybody has the strength to get back up. Sometimes that comfort is all somebody needs to keep them going. You have no idea how much just a few words can change somebody’s life forever.

The essence of karma is what goes around comes around. For you to have self-realization, you must have found inspiration somewhere, so share that. Light up somebody’s darkest hours by sharing your sky full of stars.

All some people need is to be reassured that they DO matter. They ARE loved. And they ARE special.

Everybody has something to battle in life; we all have our issues and rocky roads.

We are all warriors in our own worlds, and we are all tougher than anything that comes our way.

Sometimes when we hit the ground of our lowest low, and we all do from time to time, we just need to be reminded of our beautiful qualities and strength in life.

So, if you’re watering your own garden, don’t be afraid to share the watering can. You never know if the person next to you is suffering a drought. And you never know how far that little bit of water can get a person.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of kindness. You can change someone’s life, and that is a reward greater than no other.

Take the road less traveled and spread positive energy throughout.

Believe in yourself and the ability of others.

You cannot dream without belief.

And at the end of the day, who are you without a dream?

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