Okay, so from my last post you learned about how to make today Friday, right? You totally read that. I just know it. If you, uh, didn’t, well, you know, click here, read that, then come back here. Or don’t. Whatever. The point was, if you want to make a change in your life, the steps are basically:
- Wake the hell up
- Get clear about your current reality and decide what the fuck it is you actually want
- Make that shit happen right about. . . NOW.
Super easy right? Clear as mud.
Well, let’s assume that you’ve already taken step one, or are at least in the process of awakening. If you haven’t, then well, good luck there Sleeping Beauty. Keep your eyes shut and have a nice (life)long nap while you wait for the fairytale ending to roll with the credits. Good luck with that.
However, for those ready for step two, let’s talk a bit. There are lots of ways you can get a nice clear ultimate selfie of your life, who and what is in it, who and what you actually want in it, and just how in or out of balance your world is. I can help you with that if you’d like actually, and I promise to deliver your reality check with smile too.
The process for step two essentially prompts you to do the following:
Look with ravenous honesty.
Who are you? Who are you not? What is important to you? What is not? What are you prioritizing, and why? What’s happening off the mat- where and how do your habits, attitudes and beliefs show up in your life? Are they helping, or hindering you from becoming the best version of yourself?
Listen with your whole soul.
What do you know to be good, and true and real about you and the world? What lights you up inside? What gives you sparkly eyes and jazz hands? What can you never stop talking about? What are you drawn to, repeatedly? What messages are you ignoring?
Claim your path.
Declare what you want. Do not hold back for fear of judgment or failure. Be specific, very, very specific. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Own it. Every single part of it. It’s yours. It always has been. It always will be.
Again, the first part is usually not terribly difficult. Most of us can do this with some good tools and coaching. What comes next though, is where we get scared. We stall out, paralyzed in the unknown.
Choosing to stay in a place we don’t like simply because we don’t know where else to stand, or if we’ll really like it there.
But, if you are ready, really ready, deep down in your bones desiring to make a change, then I urge you to do the following:
Good. It should by now.
But really. You will never, not ever, find your purpose, your passion, your life’s work just sitting there. The U.S. postal service delivers a whole lot of nice packages, but I can assure you that the new and improved model of yourself is not going to arrive with your DMV bill this January.
You have to go and get it. Yes. Have to. The only way to get to “there,” to that special place that makes your heart sing, is with your own two feet.
So, if your eyes are open, so might be your heart. If your heart is open, then so might be your hands. And if your hands are open, then honey, even if you can’t walk, you can climb.
Reach up, reach out, come on up. The air up here is lovely. Let’s take a look at your life and start painting a new picture together.
Oh, and bring a smock or two, would you please? This is going to be messy.
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