“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”~Douglas Adams
I sometimes wonder how different my life would have been if I knew certain truths as a teenager.
I thought I knew it all back then (it’s a teenage virus). Here’s a list of things I wish I actually knew when I was a little know-it-all:
1. Thoughts Create Things
How cool would it have been to know, back then, that your thoughts are prerequisite to actually manifesting whatever you want in your life!?! I thought I was a victim of fate and ‘shit just happened’. It’s so great seeing young people of today actually using the Law of Attraction in their lives and seeing amazing results. A new generation is certainly emerging.
2. You Can Be Anything You Want to Be
I grew up in an era where you needed good grades to get a good job that pays a good salary. Yada, yada, yada. I got a certificate in Interior Design that took me 5 years to obtain and I’ve never used it to date.
My parents, God bless them, probably were only handing down precious information that they had learned from their parents. I was told to get a steady job that pays the bills, and that there was no money to be made in being an artist or playing the guitar — I, luckily, trusted my gut instinct and have been rather successful at the two.
The sky is the limit with your dreams — go for it, guns blazing into the setting sun shouting ‘Yeehaw!’.
3. Choices and Perspective
Life is all about choices — they are unavoidable and we make them constantly. Some are great, some not so great. The good news is, you never set yourself up with anything you can’t get yourself out of.
Always view things from a different perspective, a solution is just around the corner to any given problem if you are quiet enough to hear your innate wisdom. Life doesn’t just randomly happen to you if you take responsibility for your choices.
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About the Author
Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author/columnist, multi-media artist and musician from South Africa.
To date, she has published 3 self-help and motivational books and brings out weekly inspirational blogs at her site www.cherieroedirksen.com.