As you all already know, if you have followed me for any length of time, I have been on an amazing journey these last couple of years. I have chosen to pursue the uncertain path of building the life of my dreams, over the predictable and “secure” path of living out everyone else’s expectations for me and the life I am “supposed to” live.
In the process I have exposed myself to many points of view and ways of thinking about things, in addition to challenging my own beliefs, and stories, and fears, and investing in teachers and programs to learn things that I’ve never had to learn before, but have been so hungry to learn during this period of time.
Recently I was listening to one of these teachers, and they were explaining how their philosophy of life shifted over time. In their teens they thought “You Get What You Want in Life”. In their 20s that shifted to “You Get What You Need in Life”. In their 30s it shifted to “You Get What You Get In Life.”
And when they got to their 40s and shared this belief system journey with a treasured mentor, the mentor said they believed “You Get What You Are in Life”.
There are many things I love about this story. Why it resonates so deeply with me is the underlying belief or lesson that we create our own experience in life. And if your belief system is that you don’t have any choices about how you spend your time and energy, then that is likely what will show up for you.
Alternatively, if you are actively pursuing living the life of your dreams every day, then the life of your dreams is what will show up for you.
We create our lives and our experiences each and every day. And we DO have a choice! We are choosing all the time. [Tweet This!]
What life are you living? The one you feel you “have” to live or “should” live? Or the life of your dreams? Which would you prefer to be living? What decisions can you make today to shift your experience?
Here’s to you and the life (and work) of your dreams! I know it is within your reach and possible for you! All you have to do is take the first step.
Come over to the comments below this blog post and let me know what your dream is and what one choice you will make starting today to move toward that dream.
Have a great week!