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  1. viki debbarma
    July 22, 2016 @ 1:06 pm

    Life journey is to unique and very difficult to achieve goal.

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    • Barrie Evans
      July 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

      It can be difficult, but if you know your path, it does make it easier in some ways. Thanks.

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  2. Kathryn Maclean
    July 22, 2016 @ 4:24 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    I loved your article about your life’s journey.
    Of course there have been some uncertainty, & limitations that took you away from your true life’s path.
    I think each of us must experience some of this. But It’s your own life journey that you need to create for yourself. only YOU can realize what it is and what YOU want to do with your life. Would love to see a video or a recording of you playing the organ my friend. Great article.

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    • Barrie Evans
      July 22, 2016 @ 6:02 pm

      Thanks Kathryn. It’s been a journey of many roads for me, but now it’s all coming together. 😀

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  3. Donna Merrill
    July 22, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    I liked your sharing your own journey – ups and downs in all. We all have that journey that may take us a while, but as long as we have the mindset that we want to continue, we are truely living!

    It is a wonderful thing to realize what we want to do in life and do it. What I love is doing something, achieving it, and moving on another pathway living that dream.

    I don’t think I’ll ever stop!

    -Donna

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    • Barrie Evans
      July 22, 2016 @ 10:02 pm

      Keep going Donna! 😀 Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Sue Bride
    July 22, 2016 @ 8:57 pm

    I was told during my A level year not to apply for university, basically because I wouldn’t fit in as I came from a working class background and probably wouldn’t get in anyway. (I was a scholarship girl at a snobby school in an affluent part of town). The only advise from the careers teacher was to become a librarian!

    I was determined to prove her wrong, although I didn’t apply for preferred course, geography, I got accepted into social sciences which in those days didn’t need such high scores, but one of the modules was social geography. I actually knew little about what I’d applied for and there were so many careers that I knew nothing of.

    Back then no-one I knew changed courses. Few who were turned down applied another year. Changing jobs and careers was frowned upon too. It was thought to show lack of direction and loyalty. Times have changed, thankfully. Kids are encouraged to stretch their boundaries and are more aware of the opportunities out there. Its acceptable to retrain for something completely different.

    I’m pleased you’ve found your way back to your music and work on something you enjoy. In hindsight I’m pleased I didn’t go for geography but it was luck, rather than judgment, that landed me in a course I enjoyed.

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    • Barrie Evans
      July 22, 2016 @ 10:01 pm

      Yes Sue, I remember being encouraged to stay loyal and there was no talk of actually doing something you love and finding ways to do it. If you were not thought of as “good enough”, you were openly discouraged from doing it. There are many ways to move forward and work in a niche that enthuses you instead of “defusing” you. This needs to be taught and encouraged more in schools. They have improved, but there is a still a way to go.

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  5. Deborah A. Ten Brink
    July 23, 2016 @ 3:17 am

    Oh, Barrie! I couldn’t agree more!

    When you wrote this about the media only showing bad news: “I think it’s to drive fear into all of us so we comply with the control that is “invisible” all around us. We never really know the power of what we can achieve until we let go of this and set out our own life path.” I know exactly what you mean. I, too, feel that the media is controlled and they only report what they are allowed to report. It is about power and control. I don’t even watch the news intentionally. I watch for weather alerts as it is Monsoon season here (meaning thunderstorms and dust storms).

    I am truly hoping that in the near future, more people will wake up and know and understand that they create their own destiny. If they know and believe this, our world we change so much for the better!

    My best take-away was this: “what burns inside you needs to be nurtured into a controlled and flourishing fire rather than a dying ember.” What a picture you painted here, Barrie! This is exactly what I could no longer deny within myself. I was on fire! I need to control, guide and direct it. When you feel this way, you can’t just ignore it nor do I feel that you should. Find a way to keep the fire burning and never give up dreaming your dreams of freedom and success.

    Deborah

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    • Barrie Evans
      July 23, 2016 @ 10:16 am

      I try to avoid the news as much as I can too Deborah. Most of the time it only serves negativity and that needs to be avoided. Thank you for your own insight. I appreciate you. 😀

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    July 27, 2016 @ 12:17 pm

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  7. ikechi
    July 28, 2016 @ 7:02 pm

    Hi Barrie

    It doesn’t matter how you start or the mistakes that were made; the process, enlightment, awakening and end result is what matters in life.

    Despite your challenges, I am glad that you are on the road that will make a difference. We have all been in the uncertainty realm. Thank you for the wonderful post. Take Care

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    • Barrie Evans
      July 29, 2016 @ 9:07 am

      Always work towards the end goal Ikechi 😀

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    August 18, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

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  9. Robin Khokhar
    August 19, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

    Hi Barrie,
    On your blog after a long time but this post attracted me and I read this post about the journey of our life. Well, I have no words to say about. But will only say, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Alisha Shrestha
    August 19, 2016 @ 3:55 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    The journey doesn’t matter, what matters is the experiences you have gained, what you learnt, your attitude and the end goal.

    Thanks for the beautiful post 🙂

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 4, 2016 @ 8:32 pm

      The experiences are all part of the journey.

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  11. Joan M Harrington
    August 20, 2016 @ 3:56 am

    Hi Barrie,

    Yes, I agree with you that your journey does matter 🙂 It is so unique for each one of us. Comparing ourselves to other’s successes is not good because when we do not get that kind of success we see others having fast enough we tend to get discouraged and that is why so many quit 😉 I believe that as long as you are following your own path to success and learning along the way, you will have success too. THe most important thing is to never quit on yourself! Great post!

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 4, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

      Thanks Joan. I could have quit many a time, but that’s really not why I started. Starting and then quitting is not the way to success.

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  12. Flex
    September 7, 2016 @ 7:13 am

    Hi Barrie,
    Very interesting article when i ever read. Very good tips for life ROUTINE. Thank you very much for sharing this amazing article to everyone.

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  13. Amaka Adindu
    September 19, 2016 @ 2:41 pm

    Thank you Barrie. I needed this. The life journey. something most people struggle with. Who to be and who not to be. at the end of the day we are better off being ourselves and that is who we need to be. i agree there are so many distraction on the part. staying focus is the key “Finding your own direction and creating your life path is YOURS alone.”

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  14. Michael
    September 19, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Hi Barrie,

    Fantastic post, very encouraging! I often say, if I here a person often say “No, that is not possible” or “that is not doable”, it just means that they have not accomplished much in life. I just shrug it off and surround myself with people who have the “can DO” mindset.

    –Michael

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    • Barrie Evans
      September 19, 2016 @ 8:56 pm

      I like the “can DO” Mindset Michael. Thanks for your input.

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  15. Omkar Salunke
    December 9, 2016 @ 1:14 pm

    I loved your article about your lifestyles’s experience. Usaand downs in all. We all have that trip that may take us a at the same time, but so long as we’ve got the mind-set that we wish to proceed, we’re truely residing! Thank you for the extraordinary publish. Take Care

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  16. softcrews
    March 20, 2020 @ 4:14 am

    Very nice
    I liked your sharing your own journey – ups and downs in all. We all have that journey that may take us a while, but as long as we have the mindset that we want to continue, we are truly living!

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