Being envious is not a positive trait.
It’s hard not to envy some people. If they are leading a life you have longed for, how can you not be jealous?
This was me not so long ago. I was sitting on the outside watching others live their lives the way I wanted to live mine. It wasn’t until I started focusing on my outcomes, my desires, and my ideas that I started to become happy with my own life.
I personally find it valuable to be single without anyone to worry about but yourself. As I discover this world and live out my desires, I realize how little I know about myself. I’ve discovered disinterred thoughts I knew were always there, waiting to be carried out, but never were. Why hadn’d I listened to my calling before? Did I let other people intimidate me into living a life I didn’t want? I did. These people included family, friends, boyfriends and even strangers. In the end, I have nobody to blame but myself. By letting other people influence me, I succumbed to their views of what my life should look like. “People to often forget that it is your own choice how you want to spend the rest of your life.”
Often times, I was afraid to follow my heart because I assumed other people would be better than me or had already done what I wanted to carry out. These are ridiculous fears. You are unique in your own way, and nobody is like you. There is no reason why the life you long to live can’t be your life.
Here are 5 tips to help you live a positive, meaningful and focused life you will be proud to call yours: