It’s a skill that we practice every day. Whether we’re jamming to our favorite tunes on Spotify, or chatting it up with our friends on the phone, listening takes precision and patience that we must give ourselves the opportunity to perfect.
But what about listening to the world around you? You know, the taking heed to life’s teachable moments that actually can point you in the right direction of your passion and purpose? Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on the importance of “shifting your focus.” At that particular time, I was faced with making a few major decisions that required me to really silence some of the usual noise that was in my midst, and really focus on doing what was best for me. It was rather physically and emotionally draining, but I’m grateful to my family and close, close friends for praying for and with me to make the most sound decision.
Not gonna front — it is gutsy to follow your heart. While your family, friends and mentors all want the best for you (and you don’t want to disappoint them,) sometimes you have to take that risk on yourself and know that your next move will in fact be your best move.