Reclaiming My Time
As of last week, I am no longer at my corporate gig and the furthest things on my mind were thoughts of sadness or fear. To be quite frank, my range of emotions spanned a scale from relief to happiness to excitement and the purest form of bliss. I felt a release of tension and an opportunity to implement professional changes in my life that I have been wanting to make for so long, but lacked the courage to step away from a depleting situation. This happens to so many of us. It's hard to leave consistency and stability for fear of the unknown. There is a very real sense of apprehension and anxiety that enshrouds the unknown and the uncertain. We are often hesitant and unwilling to step away from our comfort zones, even if that comfort is unhealthy or at worst, toxic. I hear people complain all the time about jobs, relationships, random long-term situations that they are unhappy with, but simply too scared to leave. The dialogue they tend to have with themselves often begins with a, "What if..." "What if I never find someone else?" "What if I'm not successful?" "What if (insert any number of negative outcomes)?"
The reality is that there is a very real possibility that these outcomes none of us want, can indeed happen. There is never a guarantee that simply wanting something brings it to fruition. However, rather than agonize over hypothetical negative outcomes, why not focus on the actual known variables. What you know for certain is that: your current job, situation, relationship, etc, is not fulfilling or making you content. If you let it go, you have an actual real chance of something happening that you want. If things don't work out the way you desire, you can always try a different method, go a different route, implement a different action plan, etc, to get your desired outcome. However, one route that will not get you there is avoiding taking a chance or a risk on yourself.
Hindsight being 20/20, I can certainly bemoan the fact that I should have changed my situation a long time ago and ponder how much further along I be, had I done that. However, that line of thought only keeps me in the same stagnant energy that prevented me from making a much-needed change. At the end of the day, what I realized and know many of you do too, but still need someone to say it one more time, DO YOU! Make goals, create a plan of action, implement your plan and work at it every day. Smash your goals. Accomplish your goals. Be a real-life dream chaser and don't let any fear or self-sabotage get in your way of pursuing your bliss.
Have you been in a place of fear and to immobile to make the changes you so desperately need? Please share how you were able to find the courage to pursue something new.
Love x Light,