In the classic story, Alice in Wonderland, Alice has a conversation with the Cheshire Cat about which way she should go.
'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
'I don't much care where —' said Alice.
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat
A great many people live their lives this way. If you don’t know where you’re going in life, then any path going in any direction will do. Whether you acknowledge it or not, you are all heading in one direction or another--on our own path or the path of someone else.
The path you’ve taken may be the expectation of your parents...or a spouse. Maybe you chose our own path--but for the wrong reasons. Reasons that have little to do with what you really want and everything to do with what others will think of you. Keeping up with the Joneses…a common trap.
What keeps you stuck on the wrong path?
Fear of failure, criticism and judgment. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of someone not approving of your choices. Fear of the unknown. But, follower beware. At the end of this path is regret. Regret over what could have been. Regret over unfulfilled desires, unreached goals, and passions left behind. Regret over not being true to who you really are.
Ask yourself, “does that path belong to me”? If the answer is “yes”, then take action. Create your own life map. Blaze your own path and take it in your own unique direction! You won’t regret it.