Updated: Apr 24, 2021
One of the biggest life lessons is to follow your life purpose and be successful; you need to do what you want, what makes you happy, and not be a people pleaser. You can still live your life for yourself and be spiritual, caring and on the right path. I am not implying that you need to be selfish.
Many people feel they have to live their lives a certain way because they will offend or upset others if they don't. Maybe it could be your parents, teacher, mentor, friend, or anyone who tries to tell you what is best for you.
I am not saying you can't take advice from others; what I am saying is to do what makes you happy rather than pleasing other people.
When I started my career, I worked as a secretary, and I was told and made to believe that because I did not finish school, I would not be able to do anything else with my life except work in administration. I believed that! It took me until I was 40 years old to realise I was far more capable than that kind of work that did not inspire me. I was working against my strengths and was working with my weaknesses.
Once I realised that I could and would have a career that suited me, I went for it. Did I fail? Many times? Did I ever give up? No, I did not.
Today, I am the Editor of a successful online magazine/blog called Sydney Chic, a website designer and publisher of two other blogs, including this one. I am self-taught in everything I do today, and that is something I'm proud to have achieved. I left my secure job as Administration Manager to start my own business in 2004, against the advice of my family, who wanted me safe and secure in my career with the Government. I wasn't happy, though.