In the profession called life, you can either choose to be led or you can choose to lead. Are you leading your self, or is your self being led by someone else?
If you’re being led, you risk your life being swept down a path that leads to someone else’s definition of success. You risk finding yourself stuck in an endless loop wondering where all of your time went and why you’re not getting to where you want to go.
But if you lead your self, if you choose to accept responsibility for your own life, then you get to choose your own adventure. You get to stop at every crossroads and make a conscious decision about where you want to go next, instead of just going wherever the current wants to take you.
You don’t need permission.
There’s nobody else out there who is responsible for your happiness and there’s nobody coming to tell you what you should do next.
You’re alone. That’s the hard truth.