Are you clear on your unique qualities, talents and personal strengths? And what’s more do you centre your life around these gifts?
You’re busy, trying to be a good worker, colleague, partner, parent, friend and neighbour; you’ve been brought up with parents and peers ideals, educated well, maybe have a religious background, and perhaps a little of your past behaviour might been influenced by something you saw on TV or in a movie.
In fact, maybe… just maybe… and you’re not alone here… some of your thinking and behaviour belongs to what others have told you to think or feel in any given situation.
In fact, it is highly likely that other people might influence a large chunk of your life. Maybe you followed a career path based on your father telling you it made good career sense or because you’d earn a lot of money; maybe because everyone else drinks tea or coffee or beer you do same, even when taste doesn’t excite you; and maybe you buy certain brands of food because an advertisement makes it look good.
What am I saying here? I’m saying it is easy to be steered down one path, then another, then another, and then before you know it, “BANG” you’re in middle of a forest, cut off from your original path, and have no idea how to get back on right trail. On a journey we call this being lost. In life we end up calling it something else.
When we get lost on our path we say we got disillusioned. But if we get disillusioned surely that must mean we had an original illusion in first place, (because if we didn’t have an illusion, how could we become dis-illusioned).