The older I get, the more important it is for me to be authentic, to be who I am and to follow my heart and my passion rather than worry about what someone else thinks is right for me. So when I heard this quote by Steve Jobs, I really resonated:
"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."
If you've ever spent time pursuing a dream that someone else had for you and felt the discomfort of that fit, you know the importance of listening to your own inner voice. What were you created to do? What are the unique gifts you bring to the world? Where is your heart leading you? Have you found your own voice? What is it saying?
Don't wait. Discover the joy in authenticity. Now.