My Gift to You - Perfect Timing
They say timing is everything. I’ll agree with that. However, when it comes to deepening self-awareness and overall quality of life, the perfect timing is always now. I used to think I had to wait for a catastrophic event to explode on the scene in order to garner precious time and energy to “work on me” so to speak.
What about you? Do you tend to brush minor hurts, dashed hopes and dreams, and resentments under the rug only to deal with them “when the time is right?” And who’s to say when the time is right or wrong?
Obviously, we do have to compartmentalize painful stuff along the way in order to show up and meet the demands of work, parenting, and other projects we’re invested in. The problem with waiting for the right time is we often put it off too long which in turn creates further unforeseen problems for ourselves and others. It’s like driving your car without ever getting an oil change. Eventually, manageable maintenance issues become harrowing expenses we could’ve easily avoided.
My point is this: now is the time to invest in you and take back the power in your life. This doesn’t have to look extreme or exhausting either.
When we decide to show up for ourselves and work with what we’ve got where we’re at, we not only circumvent larger scale implosions down the road, we put into motion tiny two-degree shifts that over time, create massive upgrades in all areas of our lives.
When you board a plane in Nashville headed for London, the pilot follows a detailed flight plan that takes into account all sorts of possible interruptions. While you’re flying, you don't feel many noticeable deviations or sudden turns, unless turbulence becomes an issue. In fact, if your pilot’s navigation is even one degree off, guess what happens? You’ll end up in Morocco or something. (Okay, geography isn’t my strong suit, but you get my point.) I imagine Morocco is magical, yet you bought a ticket to London.
What I'm getting at is it doesn’t take much of a shift to create the dramatic results you’re looking for over time. It does, however, require you to make the decision to start now, with what you’ve got.
What holds you back from this courageous decision? Don’t laugh at that word choice, either. Oh, I know you….
Why is this courageous? Because to be willing to look honestly and openly at the peaks and valleys of your story is a highly vulnerable process. We don’t know what we’ll find. We can’t predict how we’ll react. To be vulnerable always requires courage.
And yet there is nothing more vulnerable and uncertain in this life than to love.
Take the first step today and say yes (with feeling) to the adventure. I don’t make many promises in my line of work, but I assure you, you certainly won’t be bored.
Love & Gratitude,