Pathway to the Life You Really Want!
Do you have a nagging inner-nudge that won’t let you alone? Something deep in your heart that you still want to do in this lifetime?
Yet each time you think about it, yeah buts take over.
Yeah but, I’m too busy! Yeah but, I don’t have the money (or not willing to prioritize the spend). Yeah but, what would my friends and family think?
You have some great excuses that have a seed of truth in them, so you feel justified in deciding to kick the can further down the road. Maybe someday, you say.
Is your nudge to:
- Address that unstable relationship?
- Change jobs?
- Face your desire to __________?
A good question to ask yourself is…
What do I still want to achieve in this lifetime?
The Key to Making Positive Changes to Your Life
One of the best ways to make positive changes to your life is to take more action steps that are outside of your comfort zone. Life is more exciting and rewarding when you’re willing to put yourself out there and take a few chances.
I call steps outside of your comfort zone “risks” because there is a level of uncertainty as to the outcome. As humans, we are wired to have fear, so there will be some level of fear anytime you step outside your comfort zone.
If you can’t seem to get yourself to start taking action, I invite you to grab the video replay of my mini-course:
Taking chances (risks) is the key to taking charge of your own life. Champion your dream – the life you really want to live – by taking purposeful risks.
Top 3 Reasons to Take Chances
1 – Taking chances reduces feelings of regret.
More people regret the things they didn’t do than the things they did.
Not taking chances in life leads to regret in your later years. It’s got to be a sinking feeling to look back on your life and wonder, “What if?”
2 – Life is more exciting when you take chances.
Do you tend to feel bored because there’s nothing to differentiate one day from the next? There are no victories nor defeats, just the dullness that comes from monotony.
Taking chances exposes you to greater opportunities. When you’re willing to act boldly, life seems to meet you halfway. It can be a great boost to the amount of excitement and success you experience in life.
And as you become a more fulfilled, joyful person, the people you love will benefit as much as you will.
Add some spice to your life and have a reason to get up in the morning. Make a habit of taking purposeful chances!
3 – You’ll develop greater self-confidence and self-esteem.
Many people think that confidence comes first, but what I learned is that it’s the other way around… taking risks leads to higher confidence.
Having confidence doesn’t mean you won’t experience fear, but you’ll take the action anyway. Confidence is that you don’t give in to the fear.
When you have control over yourself and your life, you feel pretty good about yourself. These qualities influence all the other parts of your life, too.
Proof is in the pudding…. err, your experiences.
Think back to a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone and took a big risk. A time when you went after what you really wanted for your life.
Maybe you decided to:
- Tell someone you love them before they told you
- Go for an amazing job that seemed like a reach
- Move to a whole community
- Take an amazing solo vacation
How did you feel when you made that decision and started to take action?
I remember many years ago when I decided to go back to school, and again more recently when I walked away from an unsatisfying job to go after my passion of life coaching. I felt ALIVE! INVIGORATED! READY TO GO!
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Oh sure, along every journey there are moments of “Oh crap! What did I do!” But I continued on and did it anyway.
There were plenty of ups and downs, but at the end of each journey I knew I had expanded as a person. I felt empowered and was better for the experience, even if I deemed it a complete failure.
Nothing ever changes if you don’t do something new.
It’s not easy to force yourself to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable, but it’s necessary if you want to experience growth in your life. Imagine the new adventures you can have!
Yep, it’s scary. Do it anyway!
Taking chances can be scary, but ask yourself what you have to lose.
Whether it’s approaching someone attractive or sending your resume to your dream company, what do you have to lose? Most risks have little potential for real loss. The threat is inside your head.
Are you ready to start? Take one small risk each day for a week or two and measure the effect it has on your life. Then you can move up to taking bigger chances as your tolerance for discomfort grows.
Discover the power of taking a chance. Start today! You’ll be glad you did.
If you are serious about investing in yourself and getting on the pathway to the life you really want, I invite you to consider joining my JOurneY to Joy private coaching program.
Schedule a free call with me so you can experience how having my support as a coach will help you achieve your dreams and goals.
2 Replies to “Someday I Will…”
Ellen, Thank you for these encouraging words. I so wanted a dog in my life and I made the decision. Now as I get closer to the date ,I have started to worry that I made the wrong decision. I know once I have her those feelings will go away.
It’s a big decision! A dog is a very long-term commitment. Yes, once you have her I bet you’ll fall head-over-heels in love with her. Call me if you’d like to talk!
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