If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.Lao Tzu
I’ve been thinking about this very question lately. It’s actually exciting having these thoughts and knowing I’m in control over how I want to live, feel, and where I want to go.
How about you?
For so many years it wasn’t always this way for me. I tossed myself here and there. Yes, I did it to myself.
Being free is huge! It’s hard to be free though when you’ve hidden in bed with the blankets pulled up tight and a pillow over your head and eyes closed as tight as can be.
It’s hard to be free when you’ve sat on the sidelines most of your life with fear as you’ve watched others get out of their comfort zone, push themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally to live their life to the fullest.
It’s hard to be free when you’re so far in debt that the golden handcuffs are on and you’ve given up hope of ever finding the key.
It’s hard to be free when your heart is crushed and you watch your whole world crumble.
It’s hard to be free when you have to drink more and more alcohol each night to escape your shitty life.
And it’s hard to be free when you start believing all the frickin EXCUSES you’ve made on why you ended up this way.
Yep been there, did all that. Looking where I was heading wasn’t even a thing. Hell I wasn’t even on a damn path. I was just stagnant floating on a small lily pad in a yucky yucky pond.
There is always hope though! We can change!!!
TRY THIS EXERCISE
Pencil on a scratchpad of where your life is currently headed?
Think about financially, physical health, mental health, happiness, growth, adventures, relationships, love,…or whatever’s important to YOU.
Write it down.
What would you like to erase from that list of where you’re currently headed? Do it! Actually erase them or cross them out. You are not your past.
Now write down where you want to be for each and what ACTIONS you can do NOW that will start slowly moving you in that direction.
These are your new required lifestyle changes. Immerse yourself into this. Find, follow, and read about others who have found success in these areas. Broadcast to the universe your intentions.
You must also realize once you make these changes there is no getting to a point and stopping…hence new lifestyle. If you stop, know you’ll be back at the pond.
You weren’t meant to just get by. You were intended to light uP this beautiful life. To run, jump, skip, fall, hum, laugh, cry, win, fail… and love big till your last breath. You are your own hero!
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.William Ernest Henley
What’s around your next corner?