Today, I want to have an honest conversation about the REAL reason you haven't brought your purpose to life.
I recently went to dinner with a friend who was feeling bored in her career. On the surface, she has a great job which allows her to travel, meet amazing people, and go to events most people only dream of attending. However, like so many of us, she feels deeply called to express her creative vision in a way which will make a bigger impact.
When I asked her to share what that plan would entail, she gave the standard response I hear from every person who feels stuck.
"I don't know."
Unfortunately for her, she was sitting across from a coach who can spot a self-sabotage pattern a mile away. Rather than let her off the hook, I asked more questions. After about an hour (and a couple of cocktails), the truth came out.
She wants to write a movie.
This isn't just some vague daydream in the back of her mind. She has a specific vision for the plot and has already done extensive research on the location she wants the story to take place in. All of the characters have been imagined, including one who overcomes a very specific limitation, which she hopes will inspire young people to do the same in their life.
Does this sound like someone who "doesn't know" what they want to create? Confusion was a convenient excuse, but once she admitted it wasn't the roadblock, we could have an honest conversation about what is REALLY holding her back.
She's scared because she's never written a movie before. She's scared she will write a script and it won't be good.
The truth is... she's right. She has no prior experience and her first draft probably isn't going to be Academy Award worthy because even Oscar winning screenplays started with a terrible first draft.
But that's not a reason for her to delay starting.
The same holds true for whatever new thing you're scared to create in YOUR life.
If you are reading this and feeling stuck, it's because you have hit a plateau. You have a fundamental human need for growth which isn't being met. Whether you feel trapped in your career, relationship, or just feel disconnected from your life's mission, it's likely you have stopped growing and everyday feels like "Groundhog Day."
There is only one way to escape a boring, unfulfilled life and experience true freedom. You must leave your comfort zone and step into the unknown.
And let's be honest. That is friggin' scary!
Yet, it perfectly demonstrates the tension of life. We want to thrive, but we are hardwired to simply survive. We want to expand and live a more fully expressed life, but we are afraid to fail.
To get to the next level, we must trade in old, outdated thought patterns for bold, new possibilities. We must challenge ourselves to acquire the skillsets which will help us achieve our vision faster. We must speak up about what we want and risk being told no. Ultimately, if we want to become the highest version of ourselves, we must risk failing.
This will cause much anxiety. Yet, underneath the anxiety is always excitement. They're actually both fear-based energies. Anxiety is stepping into the unknown and anticipating a negative outcome. Excitement is stepping into the unknown and anticipating a positive outcome.
What I find time and time again when working with clients is while the anxiety lives in our brain, telling us we're "not good enough", the excitement lives in our heart. This is a deeper wisdom within us which knows exactly why we are here and what we must do during this lifetime.
As your coach and mentor, my life's work is helping you move beyond excuses and take the necessary action to bring your vision to life. I'd like to offer you the chance to experience the benefits of expert mentorship firsthand.
I have 3 spots left this week for you to claim a complimentary, 30-minute life strategy session. During this powerful coaching experience, you and I will:
- Ditch the "I don't know excuses" and get to the core of what you REALLY want.
- Create a powerful 30-day plan to take action towards your goals.
- Uncover what beliefs have held you back and kept you playing small up until now... and help you understand why they don't have to anymore.
You will finish the session feeling re-energized, inspired, and ready to bring your vision to life! It's a no-brainer, friend. Who wouldn't enjoy free coaching to help them achieve their dreams?
Click here and reserve your spot today. Already on the path to more fulfillment? I honor your commitment and courage! Could you please send this link to a friend who is feeling stuck so I may help them breakthrough?
More people pursuing their passion makes for more happy people. More happy people means a happier world for us to live in.