There is no book handed to us at birth telling us what we should be doing and by what age we should be doing it. There is no must’s and must nots! And no rules to follow. We are the dictators of our lives and can have anything we want and can equally avoid what we do not wish for.
Yet I find many of us are so hard on ourselves because we feel like we are not doing what we think we should be doing by a certain point in our lives.
Everyone on this planet is here for different reasons, and to live different experiences and to walk different paths. No two people are the same. So why do we programme our minds to think that if we are not in the same place in life as someone else, that we are ultimately failing.
Just because someone may have achieved the success they wanted before you have achieved yours, it does not mean you will not.
Just because someone has a family before you, it does mean you won’t have one.
Just because someone has bought their first house already, does not mean you never will.
And so on.
You will experience all of these things and more (if you so wish) it will just be when the time in YOUR life is right for you.
You are not a failure for doing things a little later than other people, there is no rules. Some of the most successful and most influential people in this world didn’t make it until they was past 40!
Embrace your life for what it is, because it is your own unique journey. You are always where you are supposed to be. Your setbacks, failures and experiences all contribute towards what will happen next in your life.
It is never to late to be who you want to be, or to achieve what you want to achieve. There is no time limit, start whenever you want. There is no rules to this thing.
You don’t need to have your life figured out, you do not need to have a plan. Life is not a race. Relax and let your life unfold naturally.
Appreciate everything around you and appreciate the experience you are in now, because life changes instantly and before you know it you will be in the next scene of your life.