It’s difficult to live the life you want to live when your thoughts tell you to go in another direction. Be brave and let your values guide you. You don’t have to follow your mind.
Even great mythical heroes could feel forced to conform to society’s wishes. Under this kind of pressure, it’s important to stick to your own values and do what you feel is right.
Myths often tell of miraculous feats or spectacular failures, but their true power comes from showing the successes of ordinary mortals.
It can be useful to have goals in life, but there are three big problems with focussing too much on achieving your goals and ambitions
Myths provide a general formula for life and show that obstacles are everywhere. Use your values as a guide to stay following your ideal path.
Find the essence of your fictional characters, their roots, to see how they will grow. It might reveal something about yourself too.
Define your characters’ morals and values to discover which way they would go in a crisis, and your readers will be more likely to follow too.
Your thoughts and emotions are not the best guides. Discovering what truly matters to you – your values – will give you a more stable direction in life.
You don’t have to let your thoughts lead the way. Find out what’s important to you, what truly matters to you, and let those values guide your actions.