Take a big breath in and let it out.
So, is the story true? Even real? Is it holding you captive or can you move through it? If it starts shifting, how will you feel? You’re life is starting to suddenly look different, isn’t it?
Admit it - often what ultimately helps us in the long run is taking control of our fear and not letting it paralyze us. It’s time to put on our big-girl or big-boy pants, let go of the past and move on. There is no need to blame anyone for events that have hurt us or held us back. It’s time to move past other’s expectations of us and move on to our own. It’s time to decide for yourself: what qualifications do you need to be happy rather than drowned by the weight of unhappy jobs, expectations, and lifestyles?
Are you so attached to your movie, whatever it may be, that you can’t inch away? Are you totally losing control of who you really are? Eventually you will be watching a screen and not recognizing the characters at all, feeling empty and helpless. It’s time to unleash the power within and watch that energy transform into action.
Here’s the deal: You need to tackle that fear and indecisiveness head on and hold yourself accountable. It’s time to go deeper into who you are and who you want to be. Are you having trouble with this? I have my entire life. I felt choked and helpless in changing my life’s direction. Until I did.
I was raised in a family stuck in traditionalist views of what I had to do to be a “professional.” If I were going to be “successful” I had to be a doctor or a lawyer. Yep, I got a law degree. My parents controlled every detail of my life from boyfriends to schooling. They actually wrote up the list of colleges I “wanted” to go to and when I crossed one out or added one, they would erase it. I couldn’t stand my life. How can you enjoy anything when you have no control and you feel like you’re simply sitting on the outskirts? NOT FUN.
So I made a change. I leaped over that huge obstacle that felt like a monster in my closet waiting and blocking my every move. I opened the closet door, kicked the monster in the butt in order to get to the other side of my life—the happy side. I took steps to walk away from the professional field that was simply suffocating me and renewed myself. I know many of you who are reading this know that feeling—close your eyes, pause, take a breath, feel, and when you realize who you are—you’re refreshed and alive again.
I walked away with the security of standing on my own so I could watch a movie I wanted to live. It’s all about taking those reins of your seemingly uncontrollable life, shaking them out of someone else’s hands, and directing YOUR movie the way YOU want to. It’s about taking every limiting belief and creating a positive mantra out of it that illuminates your life and shifts your focus. I’m not trying to give you a pep talk. I’m trying to save your life. What is more important than that?
Can you write a new story? What are the steps you need to take to turn back create that awesome being you are? Create the space so you can see it unfold in front of you, rather than in the hands of society and others. What are your intentions? Are you smiling yet? Take a big breath.