If you want something you’ve never had. You must be willing to do something you’ve never done. ~Thomas Jefferson
Your comfort zone might feel familiar and easy, even safe, but if you want to create a life YOU love you’ll have to face your fears about change. Change seems to get a bad rap, and mean something to fear or something hard or seem impossible. Rest assured, the only change I’m asking you to do is to change your thoughts and learn to see that when we can change our thoughts we can make changes in our lives with more ease and grace. A life YOU love is waiting just outside your fears, just beyond your comfort zone.
You have no need to travel anywhere. Journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light. ~Rumi
You're already a step ahead of the game - you know what you want, but you just don't know how to get there. Maybe it's fear, uncertainty, or you just don't know where to start, but the best thing you can do is just START! There is no right or wrong place to start. Take a quiet moment and ask yourself, “What’s one thing the BEST version of you would like to do today?” Then follow up with, “If I were able to do that one thing, what is the feeling you’d have? What is the experience that doing this one thing would create?” This questioning helps you get present and helps you turn within to your own heart for the next step. The first steps might be a bit messy, but you'll learn as you go and might discover that the path you needed to achieve your dreams is right in front of you!
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~Aristotle
You know you want something else in your life, but you have no idea what that is. It's time to do some soul searching.
First, congratulate yourself for even acknowledging you want something else in your life! Second, soul searching for answers will not follow a linear path, it will feel more like a wild goose chase, because the answers will come from your heart not your head. Your heart is holding the answer. Ask yourself: What's important to you? Do you have any favorite hobbies or activities? Did you enjoy certain subjects in school? What kind of books make you feel alive and inspired? Take some time to really dive deep and explore any and all options that might sound interesting to you. Don't put pressure on yourself to find it right away. Simply follow what feels good, and you'll find exactly what you need.
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller
You're actually already on your way towards living your dream life! The road ahead may have its ups and downs, but don't forget to forgive yourself and understand that no path is perfect. Learning to trust your own path and find your own way requires presence, not perfection. While you may experience some setbacks or feelings of doubt, take some time to remember that getting lost on this journey is just as much a part of this process as the moments of self-discovery. Don’t forget to take care of yourself and remember why you started this journey in the first place.