Write Your Story and Bring Your Life Full Circle?
“When writing your life’s story don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” – Harley Davidson
Take the time to reflect on your current life and then ask yourself the following questions:
- What wakes you up in the morning?
- What are you passionate about?
- What brings you joy?
- What gets you excited about life?
- What do you obsess about?
Are you living your life on someone else’s terms? Doing what others – parents, spouse, children, friends, lover – want you to do?
Deep down inside you know what your story is. You know what will fulfill you. You know what will bring you joy and happiness. You just have to sit, be still, and listen to that little voice that whispers inside your mind and tells you to go for it. Then, you have to take action. Plan it out, what are the steps you must take to make it happen. Whatever that IT is for you – to lose weight and get healthy, to quit your job and start your own business, to take that new job in a foreign country, to uproot your life and travel somewhere else to begin acting, to leave that abusive relationship or end a relationship you’ve outgrown, to adopt a baby as a single parent, to go back to school, to learn a new language – whatever that IT is in your life write that story.
Do what matters most to you because you matter, and you only have one life. If you continue to live life on someone else’s terms you will be miserable, bitter, frustrated, and depressed. Eventually, you’ll start to blame and resent that person for holding you back. Don’t do things all your life that doesn’t make you feel alive, because if you do you will look back during your golden years and say to yourself, “What a life I’ve wasted.” If you don’t live your life to its fullest potential that means you’re not really living at all.
“There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy
Taking action can be a problem for a lot of people. Fear, doubt, and uncertainty rules them, even paralyzes them. Change is downright scary. It’s so terrifying that most people don’t write their real story because they don’t like change.
It’s understandable, you don’t want to feel uncomfortable. You don’t want to hurt or feel pain if your plan fails, or your actions turn out wrong. You don’t want to be embarrassed. You may think you’re better off staying in an unhealthy, unsatisfying, boring, or predictable life because it’s safe. Why rock the boat?
However, living that type of life limits you and puts you in a small box when life is about so much more. In order for you to step out of that box and write your distinct story you must accept the unknown. Despite what may or may not happen make the change and take action anyway. There are no guarantees, but make the change and take action anyway. Nothing is 100%, but make the change and take action anyway.
To live your true life you must be willing to sacrifice many things. You must be ready to push, kick, claw, or knock down that fear, that uncertainty, and that doubt. You must be committed to leaving behind or cutting people out of your life who are naysayers and haters. You must say to yourself, “I’m doing this come hell or high water and nothing and nobody is going to stop me.”
Each day take a moment to close your eyes and envision you are on the other side and living the life you truly want to live. Believe with all your heart that what you want to achieve you will. Have faith that you were put on this earth for a divine purpose. Once you bring your life full circle it will be well worth all the blood, sweat and tears it took to get you to the divine truth of your story.
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