Truth: It doesn’t matter what you want more of.
It matters that you want it and you’re now aware of discomfort.
Something has to change in order to get what you want.
It’s uncomfortable because this awareness can either spur you to action, or hold you in a state of suffering.
The contrast between how you feel in the present, and how you want to feel in the future can be vast – think Grand Canyon vast – and this realization can leave you spinning in doubt and resignation.
Your task in this moment isn’t to leap across the Grand Canyon.
Your task is to decide how you want to feel, because feeling even just a little bit better helps you see more opportunities and make better choices.
It’s not as complicated as we make it.
You have to keep at it, choosing how you want to feel and taking action to feel that way more often and more consistently. Until one day you find yourself on the other side of the Canyon wondering how the hell you got there.
I’ll tell you how you got there…
One step, one feeling at a time.
“Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have.” – Danielle LaPorte
Your dreams can feel like the Grand Canyon – huge and out of reach.
You need to bring them closer; hold them intimately instead of seeing them out there, a distant someday vision.
Too often you put your dreams on hold, but at what cost?
Your dreams can’t wait for someday. They can’t wait for you to get over your fear.
Being fearless isn’t the point.
Fear doesn’t give a fuck how you feel.
Fear is only focused on keeping you safe, stopping you in any way it can.
It whispers seductively…
Do it when you have the money.
Say yes when you’ve lost the weight.
Put yourself out there when your life is more manageable.
It prods you to set aside your dream – just for now it says – but now turns into forever as you wait for the right time.
Truth: That may never happen. It may never be the right time or the right conditions.
We wait for the right guy, the job, the baby. We wait for the perfect moment that never comes. And we miss out.
We have to stop waiting, and start listening to our longings and desires.
We have to say yes when we’re called.
Because the truth is you may never feel ready, and your fear feeds on that.