Open for Consideration

“There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell ‘em.”

Louis Armstrong

Funny how life works.  As we are growing up, we might begin to develop our ideas of what we want our life to be about, and eventually we start out on our path.  We reach out a few times to grab those first obvious essentials on Maslows Hierarchy of Needs list, but then life sort of just unfolds a routine out for us.  It just happens, right?  And maybe a year, or 5 or 10 years, or many years later, we look up from our ‘life’ wondering why it’s not as we thought it would be? Or maybe, we never Open4Considerationdo look up.

I’ll never forget the day I looked up.  As though a bolt of lightening struck me between the ears, suddenly one day I realized what I didn’t do with my life.  And for how long.  And what I lost out on in the process.  I was zapped into reality! The time that passed….what I had done, and not done with it.  Oh it was alarming! I felt the sharp, stinging pangs of fear.  The pangs of failure.  The pangs of loss, and hopelessness.

Yes, I owned it, and wallowed in it for about a day. Well, maybe a couple of days.  Okay, a week, tops.

It was then that I started recalling the words of countless wise people who had tried to advise me years earlier.  Have a plan.  Seize the day.  Life is short…….I hadn’t listened.

Eventually that fear catapulted me into action.  Uncharted waters, a brand new path, and eventually into an amazing journey of a lifetime.

We all will spend our lives doing something. What do you want that something to be for you?

Are you living your dream?  Are you living an authentic, whole life—the life you’ve always hoped for?  Does the question make you uncomfortable?  Scare you?  Perhaps shoot pangs of excitement through your body?

If the question itself knocks you out of your comfort zone, you might be sleeping.

It can happen to anyone.  There’s no shame in not knowing how time passed without your dreams being fulfilled.  We do the best we can with what we have been given.  Some of us think we’ve got life by the balls, only to have that ball bounce out of sight along with our dreams.  And no one is going to tell us any different.  In my case, I didn’t know what I didn’t know.  In my 20’s, I didn’t recognize how finite life was.  But once reality clubbed me over the head, I listened, learned and challenged myself to change, refusing to let outside, or inside forces squelch my heart’s desire.

In order to really live the life of your dreams, you’ve got to wake up, and go to work.

My fear became my fuel, and I started burning bright.  I didn’t need to have all the answers.  I needed to be open to the possibilities.

Getting closer to your dream life may mean changing something about you.  A core belief or habit that you’ve held, all your life up to right now….

Changing a habit is hard work.

It requires taking action.  It requires consistent effort.

But you can choose to do it.

For starters, why not challenge yourself?

For starters, simply choose to keep your mind open for consideration.

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