Sometimes this involves a complete overhaul, during which we clean out closets, update our wardrobe, get a new hairstyle, and make bold new decisions. We decide to quit our jobs, go back to school, take that dream vacation, be our authentic selves.
I recently had a conversation with someone who felt stuck. She had made many geographic moves in years past, and each time reached the same conclusion. She didn’t fit in. Things didn’t work out for her. She moved to another state just a few months ago, full of hope that “this time things would work out.” So far she’s learning a lot about herself, but the external circumstances remain the same.
As I listened to her story, and shared my perspective, it dawned on me that the reason so many people’s dreams don’t transpire isn’t because they’re not good enough, smart enough, intelligent enough, deserving enough, not fill in the blank enough. It’s partly because they lack a clear vision of what it is they truly want, coupled with solid structure & support. But the biggest reason folks have difficulty living into their dreams is because of those darn pesky old belief systems that get in the way, sabotaging their best efforts.
In my last newsletter I asked you to articulate what you would love to do, be, have, experience, express and contribute in the year 2017. When you give yourself permission to really dream, you suddenly find yourself flooded with inspiration. All sorts of beautiful ideas flood in that only moments ago didn’t even register on the radar of your mind. And it all starts with choice.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan
Are your choices taking toward, or away from, your dreams? Are your choices powerful and life-giving? Do they support your soul’s deepest desires? Or do they keep you subsisting in the shoulder-sagging-gray-bleak-forever-wasteland of “It’s not too bad. It could be worse.” of the land of Settle-dom?
You can choose to do, be, and have anything your heart desires. But first you have to decide on a destination, because not choosing doesn’t take you anywhere. Choosing allows you to set your compass and begin taking steps to move in the direction of your choices.
To Your Freedom,
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle
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