When craving for a change in our lives often a big decision needs to be made.
Maybe you’ll be thinking about something for a long time and gathering all the information you need to make the right decision. Maybe you've gathered so much information that you're frozen on what to do next.
Often what happens is indecision. Maybe it’s because of fear of the unknown or the “what if’s” that could happen.
Maybe you have that negative self-talk going on in your head telling you're not good enough or perhaps you've got someone telling you you'll never accomplish what you want.
Or maybe you could be in a state complacency with no drive to go after what you've been thinking.
Here’s the thing, making that decision is one thing, but taking ACTION is what needs to happen to be the leader of our own lives. The cool thing is it doesn’t need to be anything monumental, yet.
It could be one action like:
....don’t worry about it being perfect. You can always course correct along the way. My coach Todd always says, "ready, fire, aim. If you wait to aim you'll never fire."
Think about one thing that you can do immediately to make a change in your life and also think about one big change you need to make but might take some more time to accomplish.
Commit to them and make your move!
June was unbelievably crazy!
9 appointments between doctors and physical therapy, Father’s Day, wedding anniversary, 2 birthday parties, Sophie’s birthday, birthday trip we planned 10 months ago to see one of her favorite bands Aerosmith, family birthday party for her, seeing old friends from Colorado, dance recital....
and I’m sure there is something else I’m forgetting.....
These little ones are growing so quickly I don’t want to miss a moment.
And I’m not!
Sometimes your silent whispers become so loud you can’t hear anything else.
Sometimes they happen not according to plan.
Sometimes an injury makes things happen.
Either way, knowing what you want and putting it out into the universe is the first step to actually getting there!
October of 2017 I went to our Todd Durkin Mastermind Retreat in beautiful Telluride, Colorado.
Todd set aside specific questions and time for us to fill out our 2-3 year vision, 5-10 year vision, Moonshot Ideas and more importantly a Fear Exercise to help those Moonshot Ideas come to fruition. He sets aside a specific amount of time throughout the retreat to take our time, think, write and massage our answers. He knows we probably won't take the time to work on it when we're home but this is where all the magic starts!
In the beginning I had just surface goals of what I wanted my studio to have, look like, other coaches etc. However, as we dug deeper into the 2-3 year vision and the fear exercises, the REAL intentions poured onto paper.
What came out was true to the heart and it was to actually let go of my studio altogether. Letting go of a dream I had carried in my mind and in my heart for over 12 years as a fitness professional to say YES to something else. My kids. My family. Myself. Once I put it out into the universe October 2017, everything happened within 4 months to let go of my studio, set up in our extended space in the back, and go for it!
My message in all of this is to take the time in what you truly want, even if it's something (or maybe even someone) you need to let go of. It's OK to say no to something, it just means saying YES to something else.
Nourish your purpose now, recommit to you and make your move!