Do you take the road less traveled?
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson really struck a chord deep within my soul. Not only because I am a world traveler along with my Ultimate Concierge but also because I am a risk-taker and a leader.
There is something about taking the “road less traveled” that has always motivated me in my life. Especially when I take a path that has no trail and I must create my own. Creating honeygood.com and a team of wonderful people and support behind me has been no easy feat. But, you must start from a small idea and become the trailblazer. Don’t you agree?
You Can Do It
My sweet readers, you do not have to be an entrepreneur to be a trailblazer. You can make your own path in an area of your life. You may even be thinking that it is too late to go where plans aren’t laid out for you, but I am here to tell you that it is never too late to forge a new path for yourself or take risks. At any age, darlings, we can shift gears and find a new way of going about our lives!
If this seems impossible, if it is too much to think about, that is ok. Trailblazing does not have to be grand or long-term, it can be something as small as starting your day ten minutes earlier or going on a new walking route with your dog.
You Can Start Small
Think of it this way, darling…if I take my pooch America for a walk and I choose the same path every day, I might be missing out on what another street has to offer.
In your mind’s eye, bring forth the image of you going for your daily walk and turning right instead of left. Maybe that feels uncomfortable or maybe it doesn’t, but what could happen if you decide to go the other way? Maybe you will meet a new friend or maybe you will find a beautiful park you have never seen before. It might even mean you experience new scenery that invigorates the mind, body, and spirit. Anything splendid could happen my darlings, anything!
Going Against the Grain
Have you ever tried to change small things in your life and had pushback from those around you? Maybe your significant other or close friends?
If you feel unsupported in your daily dreams and imaginations, please understand that you are not alone. I know that I have had big ideas that some have thought were crazy or unrealistic, but I’ll tell you what my darlings, I did not let the opinions of others stop me from making the life I wanted. This doesn’t mean you should ignore the advice and wisdom around you, but this means that you should never let another person decide your own fate. You are the master and the creator of your life.
Look deep inside yourself and decide if taking a new path is right and realistic for you. If it is, let yourself carve the way to your dreams. And, if you need extra support, the women of GRANDwomen with Moxie are here to help you when you may need a hug or words of love.
Have Courage In Yourself and Your Vision
Lastly, as we already know, choosing a new path will not be easy. No matter how big or how small, sometimes we are our own worst critics. One of the biggest problems we face when doing anything in our lives is our own negative self-talk. Society has taught us, especially us older women, that our worth is based on youth and beauty. This is not true. Our strength, love, and wisdom are potent and powerful. I believe women are leaders, and we all can achieve our goals and dreams no matter what our age.
When you hear that negative self-talk creep into your mind, gently remind yourself that you are strong. You are brave. You are full of courage and kindness. You can do anything you set your mind to.
Will there be limitations as you walk down the path untraveled? Of course. Can you overcome them? Certainly. How do I know? Because I believe in you.
Now, darling, it is up to you to believe in yourself. I know you can do it.
You Are Perfect As You Are
Remember, no matter where you are in your lives, no matter what you choose to do with the time that has been given to you, you are doing wonderfully as you are. Always know that you are doing the absolute best you can. We all are.