In life, we can either make our own path or follow someone else’s path for us. If we always take what we can get, we will only get what we are given. What we are given might not be something we actually want. If you want something, you must pursue it. Even if you fail, you went down in the pursuit of something that was worth it.
If you find yourself living in someone else’s story, take a look around, then find a mirror. The person looking back at you in the mirror is the reason you have drifted in this direction. A bird guided by the wind will only go as far as the breeze takes it. But if you take flight and make your own current, you will fly in the direction you choose.
Choose your own path, or someone else will do it for you.