I have been chatting with a friend undergoing some personal challenges and perhaps facing an alternative path in life.
The question came to me, why are we hesitant to change our life’s plan?
Our circumstances change, why shouldn’t our script?
Let your life speak
In my early years I spent time telling life what I wanted.
Now, I listen to what my life wants me to do with me.
I have a different perspective now on things.
In my early years , I had a clear outlook on what I thought was important:
- rent an apartment
- buy a used car
- get a job
- buy clothes
After I was married the list started to change:
- save for a house
- climb the business ladder
- take vacations away
- buy a new car
- still buy clothes, but with matching shoes!
In my 40s a shift started.
The closet is getting full of clothes.
Our house is decorated.
My parents health is starting to decline and there is a huge priority shift.
Things don’t have the same sparkle.
Time is the golden nugget.
Time with the family, time with loved ones, time with friends.
But there is no time available, because I am too busy trying to maintain the things.
The lightbulb moment arrives:
What if I re-wrote my script or the list I had created?
Life is now whispering to me a deeper meaning.
The voice is coming from inside me.
That’s the clarity that comes with time.
Self and service.
The place where your joy and need meet.
You know in your soul when you’re in the right place.
When you connect with this feeling, the magic begins.
It feels right, there’s no pain, it expands.
When you’re on the wrong track or in the wrong place your soul reacts.
If you listen, it’s agitated, and if you’re still, you hear it and feel it.
“Be daring be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imagination vision against play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” - Cecil Beaton
I’m here to tell you, you can, at any time, rewrite your script.
Here are a few of the items on my list:
1. Be still and really listen. Your gut and voice already know.
2. Be aware of discomfort. When things are right they are effortless.
3. Time is the one thing you can not buy.
4. It’s never too late and it’s never too early.
If you're interested in the full list, watch out for 50 Ways To Rewrite Your Script coming in February.
Love and gratitude