This is the way it’s done.  This is the way society says it should happen.

It starts when we’re young.  Choose these courses.  Take this degree.   Start this job.  Buy this property.

And then one day we realize that we weren’t really sure about any of those decisions and we’re not truly happy, but we’re stuck.  With bills and commitments and things we started that we feel we need to finish.

We don’t want to fail.

But Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner said, “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”

An expert is someone who has made all the mistakes.

Not all decisions are wrong, but if we feel we aren’t where we want to be we owe it to ourselves to make a change.

Author Lori Harder said, “Life is hard for two reasons: Because you’re leaving your comfort zone or because you’re staying in it.”

So if it’s challenging whether you stay or fly, why not take a chance and go with your heart?

Poet Mary Oliver said, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  What are you going to study?  What are you going to read?  What jobs will you take?  Who will you spend your time with?  Where will you travel?  Where will you live?  Which dreams will you make come true?

In The Importance of Being Earnest, writer Oscar Wilde said, “Everything popular is wrong.”

That may not be true, but why go with the crowd when you can write your own story?  The only way the world will hear it is if you decide to tell it.  Start writing it today.