choosing your unique path

Choosing Your Unique Path

There are more than 18 million active users on social media in Australia and on average we spend up to two hours on social media every day. With so much activity online, you can see how easy it is to get distracted.

There is so much content available to us every second of every day. Your focus can be diverted to 101 different places, and you may wind up comparing yourself to others. I know I’ve logged into Instagram to post an image and engage with my connections only to find my attention has moved to something else. I’ve been stuck in comparison, and it doesn’t feel good. It takes you away from your truth, your purpose and your unique path.

You don’t need to be on every social media channel producing the types of content everyone else is posting, or travelling to the same places, launching a particular product or service, or writing a book. You don’t need to be doing all the things. Comparing yourself and living life through someone else’s eyes won’t make you happy. It has the opposite effect and can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and discontent.

Instead, pay attention to what’s right for you.

By choosing your unique path, you’ll experience a deeper connection and create more ease, joy and meaning in your life.

Life will feel less complicated when you stop focusing on the external and turn your attention inward to your heart, your values and on the way you show up in life.

When you choose to play a different game (to live differently), to follow your unique path, there’s no need to compare or judge.

Listen to your heart.

Let go of what others say and do.

Choose your path and honour it.

Be your guide and focus on taking your next courageous step.


Debra Shepherd is a Business Mentor, Lifestyle Strategist, Educator and Podcaster in Sydney. Here to help you create more ease, joy and meaning in your life and business. Learn more about Debra here.