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Here I am on my path to self discovery and well, its been way too long since my last post. Why?
Because my mind can come up with so many ways and reasons to stay/keep me small. It can keep me from accomplishing my goals. And it can keep me from living the life that I want.
Procrastination is an amazing thing!
Reasons not to write:
- The toilets need to be cleaned
- I need to pack for vacation
- I just saw a bird catch a dragonfly in mid air!
- Maybe I’ll take a nap
- The rest of my website isn’t perfect yet LOL
- I have nothing to say
- I have too much to say
- I think nobody will ever read this
Somebody is reading this! You are! What do you need to see today? Other than that awesome display of nature (poor dragonfly)
Today I look at my title, Express Your Specialty…
Let me tell you, the path to self discovery can be a rocky road.
There’s an old saying “Ignorance is bliss.” If ignorance really is bliss, then why are so many people trying to learn more and grow into the best version of themselves? Well, it turns out, that type of bliss is very short life span.
The way to self discovery or self actualization can be so difficult. I don’t know about you, but I do not like being uncomfortable. In the past I believed that pain and discomfort made you strong or tough. I could get used to it. Then when “life” threw something else at me it was not so bad because I was used to the struggle.
My more recent experience says get up and move. Literally, my neck was hurting so I got up and moved to a better seated position to write. Life doesn’t have to be so painful. But it sure can get uncomfortable when you are fighting against or don’t even know what your true nature is.
For the longest time I only knew what I should want. Not what I REALLY want. Figuring out what I really want took some work. I had to stop judging every possibility that came into my head.
STOP listening to these questions!
- What would my Mom/Dad think?
- What would my friends think?
- What would the people at work think?
- What if I can’t accomplish that?
- Am I too old for that?
- If I fail, what will everyone think?
Then I started to open up to a whole new world of possibilities.
I started to see the life that I wanted. Once you see what you want, its so much easier to find the steps that you need to take in order to get it!
Right now I am sitting alone at a picnic table under some trees next to a lake with some sweet tea and my notebook. I hear birds chirping, the breeze is blowing, and children are laughing in the distance. AND tears of joy are welling up in my eyes because I am so unbelievably grateful that THIS is my life!
I highly suggest doing a vision board. Use it like brainstorming. There are NO “bad” ideas.
Believe in infinite possibilities. God is in you, with you, and all around you. Know this, feel this, embrace this because with God, nothing is impossible!
No dream is too big or too small. So go experience your dream!
When you are on your self discovery journey, taking the steps towards the life that you want is where you will find your specialty. That is when the Ah Ha moments start to come regularly. Amazing experiences just happen. Awesome people enter your life.
When discomfort, pain, depression, unhappiness steps into your life, think of it as God’s way to tell you to take the next step on your path. I know its scary, stepping into the unknown, but trust me, its much easier to take the step after the first annoyingly uncomfortable itch than the giant leap after 5-10-15-20 years of getting beaten up living the life that you thought everyone else thought you should be living.
So… Reason to write:
- This is one way I feel called to help me live the life that I want!
Where are you on your journey?
So, how is the road treating you? Tell me know in the comments below.