It's strange how our lives take many twists and turns. From 14 years of age, I had long term boyfriends with only weeks apart with the shortest being a couple of years until I was 30 years old. Since then, it's been a variance, and it's something that I have loved and hated all at the same time.
I've challenged my own thinking
Often I have challenged my thinking and wondered how I got to where I am today. I always thought I would be the one with the husband and three kids, who did school pickups.
But somewhere along the way I changed. My ideas of life altered. And I became free from any boundary that may have been stuck in my mindset. I am an entrepreneur, but never expected to be one. I have travelled the world, yet I didn't think I would ever have done it in the way that I did. I have met extraordinary people and had life changing conversations. My life just keeps getting better.
My limitless life is real
Someone told me recently that my life is limitless. Everything about me is limitless. It has stuck with me from that day forth - because it is. I have the potential to be anything I want to be; all I have to do is have a dream, set out a path and work hard. I don't believe for a second that anything is ever unachievable. It is and I am lucky enough to have the confidence in my capabilities to make sure it does happen.
There will always be road blocks along the way. They make us who we are. How we handle these road blocks really defines us and our ability to move forth.
I want it all
If I were being truthful, which is really part of my transparent nature - I want it all, but while I say that, sacrificing something seems like a big fat mistake that I'm not quite ready to do.
I bought a house, and am in the process of knocking it down and building a new one. It's a project that I felt I had to do because the world (family and friends) were telling me that I needed to have a base. After hearing the words "limitless" I tend to disagree. I need no base. I have love in my life. I have meaning. I am empowered to not only have a voice but use it. I'm not afraid of knockers and I absolutely care more for those around me than I have ever done so before. I care that people realize their dreams, kick goals and have moments where they look back and are proud of their accomplishments.
Bucket list moments
Less and less do I care about the fact that I don't celebrate my own wins, instead I am owning limitless and there are no wins. There is just things that are on my list that I tick off, or special bucket list moments that happen and I remember long after the moment.
I can't live my life by someone else's standards. I have to believe in myself and people in general. I will always give someone the benefit of the doubt. I will never hate or dislike another person - when really not everyone has the right chemistry or belief systems and that is all ok.
My glass is half full or many say, at 95 percent and life just keeps bringing me magic moments and extraordinary opportunities to live, and never look back with regret.
I hope that when I leave this world, people will look back and see my life is one that had purpose, and that through bravery I may have been able to achieve a few things that are worthwhile. Giving others the opportunity to start businesses without fear, and inspiring others to bring out the best in themselves is important. Being kind always and never giving up even when things are tough.
LIMITLESS. I like it. I am going to own it. And screw anyone who doesn't respect that this is my choice.
Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert with more than 20 years experience. Having founded and built two successful marketing companies internationally, she is well recognized as a industry thought leader and innovator. Mellissah started her career working with technology and professional services firms, primarily in marketing, public relations and investor relations, positioning a number of successful companies to list on the various Stock Exchanges around the world. She is a writer, technology developer and entrepreneur who shares her thoughts and experiences through blogs and written articles published in various media outlets. Brag sheet: #2 marketer to follow on Twitter (2003), Top 150 Marketers to Follow (2015), Top 10 innovative marketers (2014), 60K+ followers on Twitter with 97% authentic.
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