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You Don’t Have To Have It All Figured Out

You Do Not Have To Have It All Figured Out

Imagine for a moment that you have learned absolutely everything this world has to offer. Think about how you would feel if you have already accomplished everything you have been striving for. Initially it may feel fantastic to fulfill your goals. When that instant gratification wears off, imagine how bored you would be. Your life would begin to feel like a game of Temple Run— running through the motions of your day to day without any new achievements to work for. When you everything there is to learn, then you have no more room to grow as a person. 

Learn to embrace the feeling of uncertainty. You won’t know the final destination of your life until you draw your last breath. Even your greatest inspirations did not have a crystal ball to see how their futures would pan out. The uncertainty of life is one of the many joys we are given. That feeling of butterflies swarming in your stomach as you take a leap of faith is exhilarating. It is there to remind you that you are still alive. It is there to remind you that failure is still on the table—  you are not perfect. 

When you learn something new, there are going to be moments where you feel silly. Cherish those moments. Everybody on Earth starts out as a novice at everything they try. It is a waste of energy to feel down or embarrassed for allowing yourself to grow. One day, you will look back and feel nostalgic over those early days where you stumbled through the basic first steps. 

Drop the pressure weighing you down. Having life goals is fantastic— it gives you hope and something to look forward to. Keep those goals in healthy moderation. Once you start over-planning your life and stressing yourself out with deadlines, you are setting yourself up for failure. 

Make mistakes. Learn from them. Pass down your knowledge.

4 thoughts on “You Don’t Have To Have It All Figured Out”

  1. Ashley,
    I recently learned about your writing from your grandma and it’s amazing. I enjoyed reading your posts and will continue to visit your page in hopes of learning something new.

    Kevin

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