“Nobody is successful because they took somebody else’s roadmap and copied it.” – Srinivas Rao, The Art of Being Unmistakable.
This quote resonated with me, because I remember the days when I thought this was what I had to do. And I also remember others telling me that if someone is doing something successfully, then it stands to reason that if everyone else does things that exact same way they will be successful, right? Wrong.
We can certainly learn from what others are doing, and if something deeply resonates then we can apply that to our own roadmap, but trying to be like someone else or do things the exact same way doesn’t work. It might seem like it works in the beginning, although at some point you’ll find that it doesn’t.
This is particularly important for highly sensitive people and empaths to hear, because your way will not be like anybody else’s way. It can’t be, because you’re just different. Although, people will certainly want to tell you the way you ‘should’ do things.
At first, it might seem as though this makes things harder, but it actually makes things easier. What it means is that you must learn to listen to your intuition and to trust it. Trust what feels right for you and what doesn’t. Don’t let anyone else tell you what’s right for you and what isn’t. If you’re not used to doing this it can seem difficult at first. I can confirm that it does get easier (and more enjoyable) the more you do it.
Don’t waste any more energy trying to follow someone else’s roadmap – create your own personal roadmap and take your own journey. It’s much more fun, more rewarding and empowering. And it brings the best results. This is what being in alignment is all about.
Action Step: Think about any area where you might be struggling right now. Ask yourself if you’re following your roadmap in this area or someone else’s. Are you doing what resonates with you or are you trying to fit in with what others say or want you to do? What can you change?
Let this affirmation support you on your journey:
I release the need to follow someone else’s roadmap. My way is the right way for me. I trust myself and feel good about where I’m headed.