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When You Pave Your Own Road, There's Less Traffic

I'm guilty of comparing myself to others, and I'm rarely comparing myself to those with less than I have. Instead, I'm looking at the few that have more than me, and in that process making me feel like I don't have and am not enough.⁣

This idea that we're not enough makes us feel like we're not worthy of love. Like we have to earn something, or accomplish something, so we keep chasing. Even when we get things, followers, dollars, attention, accomplishments, the joy doesn't last very long so we keep going and chasing more. ⁣

I've been realizing lately that the lack of peace that comes from "winning" is usually due to the fact that I was chasing things I thought were important, based on what I saw around me, instead of heading in directions I felt were important, based on my gut and intuition. ⁣

I'm scared to trust my gut, it may lead me astray from the life I know, the people I love, and the other nice things I have. But I'm beginning to feel the expense of denying who I really am, realizing I can only avoid my destiny for so long before it puts me in a headlock and takes away anyways. ⁣

Trusting our gut often takes us off the beaten path, and that's scary. We love certainty and comfort. I had to leave the path when I quit my job to be an artist, I had to leave the path when I ended historic friendships and relationships. Each time it was scary, uncomfortable and difficult, but it felt right. ⁣

We don't have to compromise where we want to go, let's just be open with how we get there. There's more than one way to live life, and it's okay to walk away from the scripts that others have written for us. ⁣

Trusting my gut has gotten me this far, so I'll continue to honoUr it, and see where it takes me, no matter how scary and uncomfortable. ⁣

𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐫, 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐦𝐞 𝟗𝟏𝟕-𝟔𝟑𝟔-𝟒𝟏𝟓𝟗⁣
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