Have you supposedly "arrived" in your personal life? You own a home, you have a kid or few, you're married, you have some kind of career... all those common "milestones and markers" of a successful life?
Have you been plugging away at some niche, or business, or career, that you've outgrown, or that you realize is NOT for you after all?
There are so many times in life where we climbed, climbed, climbed... or kept moving along a path without stopping to check in, because it was the expected path, easy path, or the path that happened to be before you. Or, perhaps once upon the time it was an inspired path that you outgrew along the way.
I don't want to get all tough-love on you, but here is a hard-and-fast truth.
Organisms are born, live their lives, and then they die.
For trees, that's a really, really long cycle. For a fruit fly, it's super short. For a human, it's pretty short too, all things considered.
When my clients tell me "But I paid for that marketing degree, in fact I'm still paying for it! How can I make a career change?" or "I want a relationship but I don't want to seem desperate!" I think: do you want to choose regret, or disappointment?
Do you want to come to the end of your "one wild and precious life" with regret that you lived someone else's life?
Or do you want to be the adventurer, the person who played, lived thoroughly, who sucked the marrow from life and did it all?
Where did we get the idea that life is one, long, linear, irreversible path?
Take the left turn. Try the new thing. Try it on for size.
I ask my clients, who are so afraid of disappointing themselves, "How can you try this on for size in a way that is fulfilling and safe for right now?"
What's one little thing you can do to play in the field of possibilities? To start to draw the new, inspired, shiny thing to you?
Taking a left turn doesn't mean you have to make a Big Radical Decision and Threaten The Stability Of Your Life and Family. (But you can... wheeeee!!!!)
Tell me... what's calling your name, and how can you follow it in a big or small way?
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