Journal About What’s Calling You To Make A Change
Life is a lot more inspiring when we focus our energy towards endeavours we actually care about.
- I want you to think about a journey of your own. What’s the new project or idea you want to launch–even if at this stage it’s just a hunch? Journal About What’s Calling You To Make A Change
- Perhaps you have an existing initiative that needs a new twist or to be taken to the next level?
- Do you simply want to be connected to a like-minded collaborato.r who can support you in making that necessary shift?
I’m not suggesting you quit your job tomorrow or drop everything to travel the world as a missionary (although other people have).
Don’t just gleam over the above question. Read it a few times and imagine the wonderful potential and opportunities you are capable of experiencing!
All my adult life I’ve truly enjoyed researching self-help, inspiration and advice books that have supported me along an ever shifting path to live life on my own terms. However, as soon as I think I’ve nailed the process and arrived at my destination I’m reminded that…
‘The journey IS the destination’
In reality it’s taken me 50 years to confidently say that for the most part I am living life on my own terms. But make no mistake, cravings and aversions, pain and pleasure are all necessary parts of the process.
For instance, in May 2014 because of program funding cuts the initiative I had passionately led for years had come to a painful end. Despite leading one of the largest and most successful cause-driven national programs in Canada it was all over! I had collaborated with hundreds of people and managed over 130 million dollars in program funding resources over several decades, and suddenly at 53 years of age the universe was forcing a major life shift upon me.
Is this all part of a predetermined karmic universal shift I was destined take? On some level I knew that years from now I would look back and feel this was yet another wonderful example of my spirit having yet another human experience.
On the upside I was well positioned, emotionally, financially and skill-wise to support another major life transition phase. Armed with a good severance package, no debt, a loving partner and tons if inspiration I chose to invest the first 6 months of my new journey living and ‘creating new career and lifestyle insights’ on my 30′ Sailboat based at the Toronto Island Marina.
So you see I’ve been there and know what it takes to launch an idea or project that is near and dear to ones heart — to lose it and to start all over again on another idea!
By September 2014, my 54th birthday month, it dawned on me that for years I had been successfully carving this really cool lifestyle for myself already.
Oh sure I still hear comments (or voices in my head) like; Get a real job before your investments dwindle down to nothing. How are you going to make enough money to pay your bills living/working on a sailboat 6 months of the year? Grow up! —- all normal thoughts as I catch myself having temporary lucid moments of doubt.
But then I get all logical and recall countless examples of inspired people doing what matters to pursue their passions in a sustainable way. Recently I’ve re-read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer book ‘INSPIRATION, YOUR ULTIMATE CALLING (Hayhouse) and his insights give me great strength to maintain an authentic inspired perspective on life. I highly recommend his book.
Change is the closest thing we have to time travel machine or teleport. It takes us to the future and helps us transition from one place to another. Change is necessary. Change is inspirational. What’s calling you to make a change? Are you ready to go into the unknown?
When the unknown is calling you, answer the call. Don’t hang up. Start the conversation and talk with yourself about what matters to you.