“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
Ever feel the need to find “you”? To escape and get out of the shadows hovering above you, preventing you to be who you really are? You look into the mirror and see yourself, but you know deep inside it’s not you. You are yourself, but at the same time not.
You’re living a mirrored life. What you live is the reflection of what life others told you to live. Mirrored life is living your life through the reflection of yourself; you know it’s your life, but at the same it’s not what you want your real life to be. You’re living what others want you to, not what you want to.
Now, just what like Steve Jobs said from the quotation, don’t waste time living someone else’s life; live your own life. It’s your life, not theirs; have the courage to say, “Stop, this is not how I want to live my life.” So the next time you look in the mirror, you see yourself, not someone who is in your body, and your life, not another’s life.