Live Your Own Life

Never live another man’s life!
Life to you must not be what it is to me.
Life to one is the movies he has watched.
Yet, to another, it’s the songs he has heard.
Would you be surprised to know that life is food for some.
And for a very funny few, life is the things they’ve touched.
While some taste life in their mouths, there are those who feel life with their skin.
Quite a number see life with their eyes and another large chunk hear life with their ears.
Do you think everybody thinks alike?
Why does one like red and another just likes blue?
Some people love colours and some just love sweet sounds.
The very things some love are the very things some others detaste.
Your idea of success may just be far from mine but it doesn’t necessarily mean that either of us are wrong.
Success to one man is the meal he eats today. Yet, for another man it’s legacies left behind!
Neither of the too are wrong as long as they found the fulfilment they sort.
Who’s life are you living? Is it that of the man that wrote a book?
Or are you living to fill the shoes of your father?
In as much as you can represent their intrests don’t sacrifice your life.
For your life, there sure is a best, don’t trade it with a guest.
Everyone else has a life to live, your life must enhance theirs. At the least, it may make no impact but it must never hurt anyone.
Keep your path away from harm and never cause harm to any, for this life we live may just be ours but it’s sure for others as well.
If I please the world and hurt myself, it’s not a fair bargain but if I please myself and hurt the world, it’s a terribly cruel deal.
Success is not a set of goals, it is the fulfilment we find.
It’s not a hit and run thing, it’s not something you stumble upon.
Live your life in the best way you can and you would have succeeded, put your best in worthy things you love best and in them you’ll find success.
Just as we live life everyday, success is succeeding everyday.
Succeed with something worthwhile today and succeed with another tomorrow, you mustn’t hit a jackpot before you know you’ve just done great.
Little things put together sure amount to much.
Don’t live the life of another, you’ve got your own to live.
Don’t stand in the way of another, there’s enough for everyone!
Dream your dreams and live your life but don’t settle for less than best.
Who decides what’s best for you?
I’ll leave that to you.
Whether you feel your way through life or you see life through your eyes,
whether you live life by your hearing or through the meals you taste,
or whether life, to you, is a combination of some or all of the above variations plus even more;
live your own life for yourself and to help others if you can, but not at the dictates of one who cannot tell what to live means to you.
Your physician may take your medical decisions and be more proficient with prescriptions, but when it comes to living life and succeeding; one man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Don’t be one of those that will reallize at old age that they would have otherwise followed their hearts.
If I choose your spouse for you, will I be the one reaping the results of the choice forever after or you?
If I force you to become a doctor, will I respond to the emergencies and handle trauma with you?
Don’t get out to the war front only to reallize that you are completely alone with another man’s choice of weapons and fighting another man’s battle.
Have your own set of values and determine your priorities. Be sure to figure out the things that you truly want and the path that best suits your quest.
You can have counselors, advisers, mentors and guides but don’t forget that your coach is supposed to bring out the best in you and not necessarily to impose his will on you.
He should let you know all that you need to know but trust you to take your own decisions when situations arise.
Most people who give up in life are those who could not see any reason to live or succeed, probably because they were already stuck, living another man’s life.
You have all it takes to be a hero, to become a role model to many and to leave a lasting legacy in the world. All you have to do is to be original.
Who else can know your deepest secrets but you?
Who can tell your fears and your doubts; those sides of you that you wouldn’t let anyone know?
Don’t hide behind your models and conceal your mistakes and negligence. Face those things that will really make the difference in your life, give them the attention they require and in a short while, you’ll be glad you did.
Create your own path to your own success and enjoy your own life.
That’s exactly what it means to live your own life.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.
Teecee.

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About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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17 Responses to Live Your Own Life

  1. There are lessons of a lifetime in this one.

  2. LOVE this one πŸ™‚

  3. Wise words. I wonder how many of us live lives pleasing ourselves. I think back to when I left school and my father said I must work in a factory. And I wanted to go to art school but at 15 yrs of age you did as you were told and as I was the eldest of 5 children my wages were needed in the home. For over 30yrs I repeated that pattern of work. Until lifes plans gives you the signs.
    We often do things to please others and many are afraid to take control and please themselves following their own Dreams.
    Once we. Understand we need also to be True to ourselves seeking our own happiness. We cannot create a peaceful world if we are not at peace within our own Being.
    We need to Be doing that which makes our own BEing happier. And start by living our own lives being True to ourselves
    Great Post πŸ™‚
    Sue xx

    • Thanks much Sue, for taking out the time to share your own experience. Life is only lived once and we can only enjoy it to the extent we explore it. Settling down to live the lives and views of others often deprives us of much more than we estimate. It is good to have people that take responsibility for us but it is much better to become responsible enough to generate superior practical ideas, for our own lives, than anyone else could. I enjoy to see people living a free life and facing the results of decisions that they took for themselves. That way, nobody will claim to be a victim of manipulation. I really do appreciate your response.

  4. Johnson says:

    “If I force you to become a doctor, will I respond to the emergencies and handle trauma with you?
    Don’t get out to the war front only to reallize that
    you are completely alone with another man’s choice of weapons and fighting another man’s
    battle.”

    The above statements in this post really sunk in. I guess there is a vast difference between living for others and living the dreams of others. Many tend to confuse the two.

    Quite a lot of wise Counsel here Teecee πŸ™‚

    • Sometimes, words are not sufficient to express the extent to which we appreciate thing. Yet, sometimes, words are all we’ve got. Thanks so much for your response.
      I sincerely appreciate!

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  8. iamnotshe says:

    Wow, I wish I could do all these things! I’ll give some of it a go! Throw it on the wall and see what sticks πŸ˜‰

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