“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs
There comes a time in a person’s life, when he or she reaches a moment of clarity…a moment of awakening. It happens at different times for different people. For some of us, it never happens at all. It happens when you set out to make your own mark on the world.
What the moment said to me, around age 27, was… “This life is meant for you and only you. You don’t need to follow in anyone else’s footsteps. Make your own footsteps. Despite what you’ve been taught, you don’t have to live your life constrained by what other people have done in the past. You are free to make your own choices and make your own mark on the world. You are in control of your own destiny.”
So get out there and do something new. Just because it hasn’t been done before by someone else, doesn’t mean it can’t be done or shouldn’t be done…by you.