Let’s take this road and call it home

Lately I’ve tried very hard to find the ‘right’ path for me by waiting for signs about important life decisions and searching for logical reasons to support my choices.

I didn’t want to be in a relationship, because I don’t know God’s plan A – I was afraid to miss out on the person He intended for me, because I settled down only for comfort and eventually find out that a better life was meant for me, which I will never be able to experience.

I was moving back and forth with choosing my career path, because of my interest in many different fields. Besides I tried to figure out what role money plays in my life as material possessions could never satisfy my desire for lasting fulfillment. However spending money on experiences (for example traveling) is a good investment, since your life will be marked with beautiful stories and amazing people. Also it would be easier without the constant need to worry about money – specially after seeing the high university fees here in Australia.

The most absurd question I asked myself was “Where should I live?”. There are numerous options and I thought that each one lead me to another path. But maybe that’s not how life works…

Maybe we’re always on the right path – whatever’s happening is supposed to happen and whatever path I am heading down is the path I’m supposed to be on. The lessons we have to learn in order to grow are everywhere and we will encounter them one way or the other. If it weren’t supposed to happen, it wouldn’t be happening, right?

However that doesn’t mean we have to relinquish all control when it comes to our lives – We have to listen to what we know instinctively. If we’re too afraid to take any step at all, because the fear of taking responsibility of the consequences, then we’re standing still meanwhile life continually moves. Isn’t our time more precious than this?

We’re not able to predict the future; unexpected opportunities accure, we change and so do circumstances. Then why do we try to make a decision for our future self?

Remember that your present situation is not yout final destination, you are able to change the direction when it doesn’t feel right to your heart. Trust yourself.

Have faith that your life is unfolding as it should, then you can appreciate the road down which you’re traveling and eventually you will let go of events that happend in the past.

Always seek knowledge

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I set myself a new goal to read two books a month, since they offer an outstanding wealth of learning  – my favourite books are self-development ones, they contain so much knowledge that I use to improve my life and ultimately work towards being the best version of myself. But recently after finally choosing my career path of Business I decided to start setting one foot in the business world and I got lost in the hidden treasures of a small book store in Glebe. After spending hours sitting on the floor going through the pages and reading the synopsis, my interest grew.

The barefoot investor by Scott Pape is one of the best selling books in Australia at the moment. It is very well written in a simple language that is easy to understand, even with a topic as extensive as money. Pape gives many insight of how he is handeling his own money and step by step tips, which we can follow to improve our financial situation. It’s exciting to learn about a new subject of life and develop the necessary mindset to eventually be an Entrepeneur in the future.

Lately I’ve desired to have more people in my life with influence, successful people that I can look up to and use as my role model to push me further and inspire me to take action. The people around us have so much influence on us, therefore we need to be concious who we continuously spend our time with. Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you.

Authors are able to reach out to people all over the world and share their wisdom to help increase the speed of our progress and broaden our horizon. It seems silly to not take advantage of the experiences someone already had and the lesson they’ve learned from it. Or the effort and time they put into researching a topic and summarizing it.

We can find the answer we are looking for in someone elses words – Recreate habits of successful people to achieve our dreams.

“I do believe something very magicial can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling

What if today was your last day?

“The wealthiest place on the planet is the graveyard, because in the graveyard we will find inventions that we were never exposed to, ideas, dreams that never became a reality, hope and aspiration that were never acted upon.” – Les Brown

On the airplane I’ve thought about my own death for the very first time and the past years came passing through my eyes – my bad habit of poseponing things became my nightmare.

I knew what I wanted and how to achieve it, because I spent hours and hours thinking about it. But it didn’t mean that I was any closer to my goals than before, after all they are just some notes on a paper which only come to life through action.

I asked myself if I would be satisfied with the efford I putted into making my dreams reality and the answer was so clear – No. I would be remembered differently than my true self, because I didn’t live authentically.

The thought of it scared me so much that a necessary change in my behavior was undenialable. I have to give my all every moment and take action now, because there is no guarentee for the future.

Once we realise this, we start to live differently. We begin to act upon our full potential. We create gratitude for simply being alive. We appreciate the relationships in our lives, since we never know when is the last time we can show our valuedation to them.

Try to avoid the trap to think we have forever or something to lose, then release the fear of failure and rejection.

Your life is a message to the world, what do you want it to say?

A New Chapter

My journey started on the 15th of February – I took an airplane to the other side of the world, without knowing what’s expecting me there and that it was going to turn my life upside down. I barely made any plans for the future and allowed myself to go with the flow of life and take things as they come. It may seem crazy to some of you, but for me it was the most reasonable thing to do. I always knew that my future would take place somewhere other than Germany – somewhere where the sun brightens up the day and the ocean meets the sky.

After graduation I was overwhelmed by all the possibilities of life and the pressure of making the ‘right’ choices. Especially in regards to the question of which career path to take, because it seemed so irreversible.

It was certain that there was more to life than settling down for a life that I didn’t love and work in a job that I didn’t enjoy doing. I didn’t want to lose myself in the routine of the same actions every single day. What good would anything be if I lost myself in the attempt to achieve the image of success that our society has?

So I had to escape and follow my passion to travel the world, experience life to the fullest and grow.

In Australia my new chapter began and I’ve left all my bad habits and the past behind to recreate myself from the vision in my head. On my blog you will be able to follow me around…