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Don't listen to your parents

Updated: Dec 27, 2020

You must live with yourself first and foremost.

Most parents want what is best for you (their child) however, what might be heaven for them might be hell for you and vice versa.


Be a sponge, learn everything. Then decompress (meditate, do what you love or must to GET BACK TO YOUR CENTRE).


You must live with yourself first and foremost.


So if your parents say you must achieve something or follow a specific career path, stay true to your gut and guns. 💪 Because: I did as my parents suggested (because they're older and wiser, right?) Weeeellll.... When it comes to career choices, you've got a unique soul. You've got your own story to play out and tell later on. So, really, your parents have NO say in this. You've gotta fight for your right to live out your life according to what your gut or soul is telling you to do.


I was very lucky in the sense that my GUT was EXTREMELY LOUD. Like I would writhe in business class, and feel like someone was murdering my soul in a business meeting. Yes, it was as loud as that. I have been told by some of my friends that they didn't know and many still don't know what their calling and vocation is. In that case, I'd recommend reading 'The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris' (actually I recommend it to anyone and everyone). That book helps you live out your best life without quitting your job! Or quitting it and pursuing your passion if you know what that is and if you want to, of course.


⚡️Also, even in your dream job, you will have days when you don't want to wake up early or do a specific task. I believe that it was Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote once (I'm paraphrasing) that all jobs have sucky parts or shit sandwiches you have to eat (how visceral), so just take up the job that you don't mind so much eating. You get the point.


May you find and explore your passion and feel grateful to be alive today and everyday. I wish you the very, very, very best.


And just as I love being your mentor (in case I'm being even remotely helpful), I'm gonna go look for a mentor myself. Usually I go to books, wish me luck! I'll report back any findings.

best wishes,

break legs


Laura


18th Dec 2020,

edited 20th Dec 2020



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