Thursday, April 7, 2016

Make Space

For a lot of people, life is spent in quiet acquiescence.
It's a lot of time spent waiting...

Waiting to grow up.
Waiting to be on your own.

Waiting to find that perfect person.
Waiting to finish school.
Waiting for the next promotion.
Waiting for the weekend. 
Waiting for vacation.
Waiting for retirement.

And for those, for many, for most, that time waiting is spent doing "what you have to do", "what is expected of you". It's what we were taught. You go to school, you get a job to support your family, and you plan to enjoy your life in your retirement.

If you're reading this, you're probably not one of those people, or if you are, you don't want to be any more and you're most likely working to change it.

For some, for those who make a different choice and walk a different path, every day is about discovery, about following your purpose, your passion, your path. Every day is about making the most of the life you have TODAY, not tomorrow. 

But that's not an easy path to walk, and for a lot of us, the path isn't clear. You may not know what your purpose is, or you may not be sure what your passion really is. 

If you want to walk that different path, that path of joy, of impact, of passion and purpose, the first step is to make the space to figure out what that might look like for you. 

Give yourself some space at least weekly, better if you can make a tiny daily habit to dream. It can be 5 minutes. It doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. Let yourself think about what you'd like your life to be if anything was possible. What kind of a difference you'd love to make if anything were possible. Picture yourself receiving an award for having achieved something you'd be so very proud of. Picture yourself at a banquet where people are honoring you for a lifetime of ______. What goes in that blank for you.

You don't have to know how to do it. You don't have to know what it takes to get there.

Just give yourself the space to dream about what that could look like for you if you let it.

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