The only way to live life is to truly give no fucks about what anyone has to say about it.
People will have a million things to say. They’ll say you have to go to college to make money, they’ll tell you the profession you chose is a dead end and you’re wasting your time, they’ll tell you that you’re on the wrong path.
If the path you’re on feels right, trust your gut!
No one wants the same things for you that you want for yourself and you need to take that into consideration. Only you can define what success is. Don’t pay attention to the judgment or the criticism. You need to find what makes you happy, focus on that, keep you eye on it, and work your way towards that.
If you pay too much attention to what people are saying, you’ll find yourself in a very unhappy place, a place you don’t recognize, a place so far left from the goal you had right in front of you.
At the end of the day, we are not wired to self-destruct. We are built to want what we want and work towards that. We are taught to set goals and then told those goals aren’t good enough and all I can say to that is to throw the bird in the air and focus on what you want in life. Don’t stress anyone’s opinions or their image of what your life should look like. Focus on where you find your happiness, take strides towards that.
Tell people who don’t agree to fuck off. Live life willingly with open eyes.
Life is about waking up, working towards that set goal and not letting anyone derail you from that goal. Life is about being focused and smiling while doing so. If you don’t find yourself laughing every day then you’re doing something horribly wrong.
And lastly, surround yourself with people who support you and make you smile. Surround yourself with encouragement and friendship and determination and success will find you.