One of the most bizarre experiences of my life was waking up and realizing that the life I was living was for others and not me. Casting my pride aside, I took a very honest look at the career, school, and material choices I had made. Taking inventory of the path you have taken is a good way to further your spiritual growth. Being honest about where you are now is the best way to further your journey.
I found that there are two voices you can choose to listen to you when making a decision. The first is an empowering, encouraging, and unconditionally loving voice of your higher self that encourages to follow your heart. The second is the nagging, judgmental, constricting voice of… your mother. Sometimes this is labeled as the “ego” but the more I peel back the layers of my own ego, the more I realize where this naysayer is coming from.
Parents have a way of influencing us in our decision making well after they’re gone. They often shared with you what they learned out of love so this post is not to blame. The point is to recognize how to tell the difference between programming and your higher self. Parents teach you how to love, but they also teach you how to fear. The first step to manifesting the life you want is to recognize where your limiting beliefs stem from so you can recognize them and overcome them.
As the new year approaches, try to go on a negativity diet. Overcoming the self sabotaging thoughts is key to attracting the life you want. If you are constantly doubting your dreams, the universe is not going to respond favorably. Belief is half the battle. Once you reprogram your thought processes, action steps should be taken as you feel guided. Even a small baby step a day towards your dreams can move mountains. Notice doors opening for you that previously seemed locked. You may surprise yourself.