Life can be so demanding. Everything seems pressing and has to be done now. In the busyness of living it is so easy to lose sight of what really matters. It happens subtly, each day some new task gets added to the already burgeoning To Do List. Before you realize what’s happening you are going through life doing everything but “the thing” that really matters to you.
In the midst of it all I just want to take a minute and remind you to never lose focus of your purpose, your mission, your goal, your “main thing”. In the words of Stephen R. Covey “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
How are you keeping the main thing the main thing?
Wow, wow, wow! Does the title of this post sound familiar? As you read this are you having a conversation with yourself about why right now is not a good time for you to change your life? Do you have so much going on in your life right now that you can’t possibly add one more thing? You want to change but…
I know this conversation very well. It’s one I’ve had with myself many times. There’s a quote that described me perfectly, “You can’t wait for all the lights to turn green before you leave home.” This was me. I wanted all the conditions to be right before I could start doing what was necessary to bring about the change that I wanted in my life. If this sounds like you, I want you to know how wrong I was, and how wrong you are too. Everything is not ever going to be perfect. If you want to see change in your life you are going to have to start right where you are, amidst the chaos, the turmoil, the out of orderedness.
You see, the “but” represents the excuses that you make for not moving forward in your life. Until you make the decisionto remove the “buts”, you will never see the change that you want in your life. Remove the “buts”, make the decision, do something that will bring you closer to the change that you want to see in your life.
I’d like to hear what step you are going to take to bring about change in your life?
In Part 3 I asked a very poignant question, “Are you really ready for change?” The answer to this question will define the quality of life that you live this year and beyond. The truth is you will have more of the same in your life unless you are ready for things to be different.
I think this is a good place to pause and take a deep breath in, slowly exhale, repeat. Deep breath in, slowly exhale. The life that you are living right now is a life of your own creation. Your current life is a result of the choices you have made over the years. Once you accept that fact, the life that you want can be yours. That, is pretty exciting!
So, take your lists from parts 1 & 2 and run with them. Recognize and embrace when opportunity presents itself (because it will). Choose to live a life that you want to wake up to every day.
“Are you excited about living a life that you want to wake up to every day?” Let me know by posting a reply below.
Are you excited about the things that you have written down in the activities from Part 1 and Part 2? What did you experience when you saw on paper what is possible for you? Were you energized? Are you excited about bringing some of the items on your list to fruition? Maybe you had the opposite experience. For some of you seeing that list of possibilities actually made you feel awful. Instead of focusing on what’s possible you focused on the likelihood of accomplishing your goals and became discouraged. Whether the exercises left you energized or discouraged I’m excited for you!
I’m excited for you because you are in a very good position to make things happen. You are poised for change and that’s an exciting place to be at anytime in life.
This next exercise that I want you to complete requires honesty on your part. There are no judgments. I want you to take a deep breath in, slowly exhale, do it again, deep breath in, slowly exhale. I would like for you to be very honest with yourself and answer this question from the eyes of your present self. Not the person you were in the past, not the person you aspire to be. Answer this question as the person you are right now at this very moment. “Are you ready to change your life?”
Wow! We’ll talk more about that tomorrow. Until then please share any insights you have gained from the big question by posting a reply.
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