there comes a time when you have to stop listening to other people and start listening to yourself

If there's something that you want to do and you're not quite sure HOW to do it, a word of warning:

there are a lot of people out there who are willing to tell you how

Unless the thing you want to do is totally unheard of or has truly never been done before, it is very likely that there are many people - awesome people! - who will teach you THEIR way of getting wherever it is you want to go.

It's like looking at the top of a mountain, asking 10 different climbers how to reach the summit and having all 10 describe to you THEIR preferred path

Great, right? Information is lovely. Learning is lovely. Why reinvent the wheel?

I fear I have fallen victim, though, to the dark underbelly of this wealth of training - complete and utter confusion about what the "best" way is. Every single one of the teachers I have turned to has seemingly reached the summit I'd like to reach, in totally different ways - therefore, EVERY way they present is A way to make the trek. 

And yet...and yet...there remains this gap in me. This empty space that I fill with the questions, "what's wrong with me? Why can't I figure this out?" It's like I've been pointed in 10 different directions to walk and yet continue to find myself wandering around the meadow at basecamp.

Why don't I just pick one and stick with it? Maybe because none of them have been right. For me. Maybe because the one that will be right for me looks nothing like the way they've done it, no matter how loudly they tell me their path is THE path to be on. And no matter how much I believe that their paths are better than any I could forge on my own.

So. Perhaps I just need to stop turning to all of them for answers, as if one day it'll all magically be clear. Perhaps I simply must turn down the noise, turn away from it all, stop wandering from trail head to trail head, trust my self, sit my butt down under a tree and chart my own course.

How terrexcitifying.

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