In your next life chapter, stop trying so hard to mold yourself into what everyone else expects you to be. You can’t allow your parents or your partners to control your trajectory. You’re in complete control of the direction you’re headed. You can’t rely on others to lead the way for you. You can’t give them control over all your decisions. They might love you, and they might think they know what’s best for you, but only you can make that decision for yourself. Only you can determine what will bring you the most happiness and self-fulfillment. Instead of working so hard to please them, choose pathways that feel right for yourself. Be selfish because this is your life. You’re the one who has to live it. Not them.
In your next life chapter, embrace your most authentic self. Don’t hold back out of fear that others won’t accept you because if they don’t love the real you, they don’t belong in your orbit anyway. Do you really want to surround yourself with people who make you feel like the real you isn’t enough, like you have to hide pieces of yourself in order to be worth loving? You deserve so much better than a lifetime of fear and hiding. You need to embrace your truest self. The right people will applaud you for it. And the wrong people will weed themselves out. Although it might hurt to lose them at first, you are better off without their weight.
In your next life chapter, try not to let peer pressure get to you. Don’t trick yourself into believing that you should have reached certain goalposts by now, just because they people around you have done so. You aren’t them. You don’t have to follow in their footsteps. You don’t have to reach milestones at the same pace. You might not even want to reach those milestones at all. Don’t assume you have to get married or buy a house or land a certain job to finally be happy, just because that’s what worked for the people around you. What brings them happiness might not bring you happiness. You need to ask yourself what you want, what would make you happy internally.
In your next life chapter, say no when that’s the answer you really want to give. Don’t let others sway your opinion. Don’t let them talk you out of doing what feels best for you. Don’t let them send you on guilt trips in order to give them what they want in the end. Your needs matter too. You can’t keep sacrificing your own desires in order to make them more comfortable. What about your comfort? What about your satisfaction? Moving forward, try to focus on bringing more light and joy to your own life instead of setting yourself on fire to keep others warm.
In your next life chapter, choose yourself. Be yourself. Embrace what really makes you you without worrying how the rest of the world will respond. You’ve been playing a role long enough. It’s time to break free. To show the world who you really are.