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Our culture expects you to follow the traditional path. It’s sometimes “easier” to follow what everyone expects you to do. You go to school, go to college, get a job, get married, have kids, work until you can retire, retire and eventually die. Following this path is what everyone else does.

Following the traditional path will make it difficult to discover what makes you unique. Following your path (and not someone else’s) is how you will find your passion and purpose in life. People who simply follow the traditional path are not seeking their purpose. Determining  your path and then following it will get you to your destination quicker.

Everyone has a unique combination of skills that were given to you. This combination is like a recipe except this recipe can’t be made again. The combined flavor of the recipe that makes you tastes like nothing else in this world because you are the chef. You determine what ingredients will make the recipe better. It will take time, but you need to understand the unique combination of ingredients that make you you. Knowing your unique skills and talents will help you determine what you become. Follow your own path.

What is your heart telling you to do? It is up to you do decide which influences are good for you and relinquish influences that are not considering your best interests. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didnt do than by the ones you did do. So throw off your bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

What are some unique ingredients make you unique? What do you do that no one else does? Leave a comment here.