Follow Your Own Path

You can follow your own path in life or you can follow someone else's path for you. Let these short poems remind you that to be happy you need to determine and take responsibility for your destiny, for your goals, and for your achievements in life.

In the book, You Can Have It If You Really Want It, Jide Adeniba says, "What people say does not determine your life, it is what you say that matters." Don't let other people set your life direction. You know your passion, the things you love to do - follow the direction you feel not what others feel.

Similarly, Scott Allan, in his book Drive Your Destiny, states: "We can focus on our own path and choose to ignore the noise in the world." Our culture today puts unneeded stress on people about what they should and should not be doing. You know yourself, follow your heart not what the world says!

But, Hal Elrod says it best: "If I could go from being found dead, told I would never walk again, going broke ... to creating the life I’ve always wanted, then there are no legitimate excuses for you not to overcome any limitations that have held you back from achieving everything you want for your life. None."

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  1. Chosen Path
    Poet: Julie Hebert, ©2012


    There are many people,
    In the world today.
    Some are born to help others,
    And others stray away.

    There is good and bad,
    In every part of life.
    We all have to choose our side,
    And hopefully one without strife.

    But once you know your way,
    And you start your chosen path,
    Life will become clearer,
    And you'll experience less wrath.

    So stay true to who you are,
    And follow all you're dreams.
    And don't be scared of the unknown,
    Be a part of the winning team.



  2. so stay true to who you are, and follow all you're dreams


  3. Find Your Passion
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    In life, there are many who offer advice
    Many times there are trying to be nice
    But in your heart you know
    Sometimes the advice doesn't flow
    With the things you long to do.

    Find your passion, think about things
    Follow your heart and life will bring
    A life that satisfies you
    And success in all you do.



  4. life is what you make it.  Find your own path to fulfillment


  5. Don't Compare Yourself
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Don't compare yourself to what others do
    Live your life and follow through
    What others say and what others do
    That doesn't mean that is for you!

    Just because one person loves a thing
    That doesn't mean you have the same feeling
    Discover your gifts, be true to you
    Don't work a job that makes you blue.

    Life will reward you when you walk your own way
    Life will be exciting each and every day
    Find a way to do the thing you love to do
    Don't compare yourself to the other fellow!



  6. A Path
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    God designed a path for you
    You will find it within what you love to do
    He gave you a gift, unlike others, have
    He works for you on your behalf.

    If you follow His plan
    You will find success, you can!
    We all have a purpose, never doubt
    Believe this, and all will work out.

    He made you unique with a special talent
    He wants you to use it not keep silent
    Your path can find much happiness
    You just have to show your readiness.

    So follow the path and let God assist
    In helping you find your bliss.
    Life is too short for wasting your days
    God will help you in many ways.



  7. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail Ralph Waldo Emerson


  8. Follow The Path Of Purpose
    by Orison Swett Marden


    There is an infinite distance between the
    wishers and the doers.
    A mere desire is lukewarm water,
    which never will take a train to its destination;
    the purpose must boil, must be made
    into live steam to do the work.

    Who would ever have heard of Theodore Roosevelt
    outside of his immediate community if he had
    only half committed himself to what he had undertaken,
    if he had brought only a part of himself to his task?

    The great secret of his career has been
    that he has flung his whole life, not a part of it,
    with all the determination and energy and power
    he could muster, into everything he has undertaken.
    No dillydallying, no faint-hearted efforts,
    no lukewarm purpose for him!

    Every life of power must have a great master purpose
    which takes precedence of all other motives, -
    a supreme principle which is so commanding
    and so imperative in its demands for recognition
    and exercise that there can be no mistaking its call.

    Without this the water of energy will never reach the boiling point,
    the life train will not get anywhere.
    The man with a vigorous purpose is a positive,
    constructive, creative, force.



  9. Your Special Talents
    by Orison Swett Marden


    Can you do the thing that no one else can do,
    or can you do a thing in a way that no one else can do it?

    Are you ingenious, always on the lookout for new devices,
    improved methods, up-to-date ways of doing things;
    in short, are you a man of ideas?

    Do you think to some purpose, or do you merely dream?
    Are you alive to the tips of your fingers, or do you only exist?

    It is the exceptional man that forges his way to the front.
    There is always a place for him.
    No matter how many are out of employment, he is always in demand.
    There is a standing advertisement for him all over this broad land.

    A man who is original and progressive in his methods,
    who leaves a beaten track to push into new fields,
    who is constantly on the alert for the
    slightest improvement in his way of doing things,
    is a man who succeeds.

    It is astonishing what a tremendous difference
    there is between the earning power of a man who does things pretty well,
    and of one who does them as well as they can be done;
    between that of a careless, incompetent employee and
    one who is painstaking and thoroughly competent.



  10. Follow Your Dream
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer


    Do not go where others go
    Do not feel pressured so
    Set your own goals and proceed
    Then you will succeed.

    When you follow your dream
    It will boost your esteem
    The secret to success you see
    Is to do what you love, will make you happy.


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