I have posted this speech before, but what happened today reminded me of this amazing video, and I just feel so strongly that I ought to share it again.
I remember at the darkest time, I sought advice from my wonderful, patient good friends. They told me what they believed was the reasonable thing to do, but it didn’t sit well with me. I knew they knew me and cared deeply about me, but they didn’t know-know me. They couldn’t think the way I do. Confused and lost, I asked myself, “What would Steve do?” All I could think of was him telling me to “follow my heart.”
I took a deep breath and took the advice. For a long time, I doubted my choice, until one day the dots began to connect, and today it just became so apparent that Steve gave me the right advice, and I was right to listen to him against all the well-meaning words that may be right for others but just didn’t resonate with me.
Since then I’ve made many decisions based on the same principle every time I’m in a dilemma. Some of the outcomes of these decisions are still pending. Truth be told, sometimes I lose a little bit of faith, fearing to “follow my heart” may not apply in every situation, but I always come back to this and trust that the dots will one day connect. When it happens, everything will make sense, even the pain will make sense.
One day, I will feel this good again about all the tough decisions I’ve made even though all I could feel was pain.