It is remarkable to me how many people are living an inauthentic life. As I've sat with so many individuals over the years and questioned them as to why they do what they do, it is shocking how many times I hear the response, "I don't know."
So many people's lives are on autopilot doing what they think they 'should' be doing. It is painful sitting with someone at the end of their life as they discover they lived their life based on what their parents, culture, or peers thought was best for them.
Why do you do what you do?
Take a hard look today at your motivation for why you do what you do. Why are you in your particular career? What is important, meaningful, or excites you about it? Why are in the relationship you're in? Is it what you truly want? Is it healthy and nurturing?
It requires courage to ask these questions and face the short term pain that comes with realizing your life is off course. However, this will pale in comparison to one day discovering you spent years or decades going the wrong way.
Live your authentic life
You are going to die one day. Having the bravery to face this reality can transform the way you are presently living. Identify what fulfills and energizes you. Everyone was given their card to play. Don't let others dictate how you should play yours. Only you truly know how it should be played. Make the resolution today to go out and live YOUR authentic life.
John Hawkins Jr., M.S., L.M.H.C.
John has helped thousands of clients overcome the hidden internal blocks which had kept them from achieving their maximum potential. Furthermore, he has assisted them in gaining clarity of their true life purpose, identifying their gifts and talents, and developing lives of greater meaning and significance.