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June 13, 2017

If Your Life Isn’t Going According To Plan, Read This

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Sam Burriss

It’s okay if your life isn’t turning out exactly the way you planned it. It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re going to do next. It’s okay if you have to put your dreams on hold to prioritize your well-being. It’s okay if you feel lost or afraid or directionless.

You are not alone.

You might feel disappointed that your dreams haven’t come true yet, even though you’re working hard to achieve them. You might feel like you’re wasting your time.

You’re not.

There is a force far greater than living the perfect life — using the life you have now to make a difference in the lives of others. Every word you speak, every smile, every small act of kindness has the potential to help someone — to change someone’s life for the better.

You don’t need a degree or a high-powered job or accolades or recognition to make a difference. You don’t need to be at the top of your field. You don’t need to be the best. All you need is kindness, empathy and love. All you need is to be yourself.

Right now, you might not be where you have always imagined. But if you use your circumstances for good, you will be able to positively impact the world. Know that your heart will spread to so many others. Work to affect change. Believe in the power of one.

It’s okay if your life isn’t turning out exactly the way you planned it. It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re going to do next. It’s okay if you have to put your dreams on hold to prioritize your well-being. It’s okay if you feel lost or afraid or directionless.

You are powerful.

You will make a difference in the world.

Your impact matters.

You matter. TC mark

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