Sometimes I just feel like giving up.
I've been working on my business for 13 years now, with little to show for it. Don't get me wrong - I've experienced success here and there, but nowhere near what I’m capable of. Why? Because what I was doing never really fit. It didn’t feel good to me. It didn’t bring me joy.
I've felt like a total loser. A LOT. Like an uncompromising misfit because I steadfastly believe in the importance of living my truth, which includes enjoying in my work.
Joy and fun do not mean the same thing to me. Joy can be hard, tedious, and anything but fun. But also rewarding, and challenging in a good way, whereas fun has a certain levity about it. I love to have fun, but helping others weed through the complexity of their lives to find their hidden spark can be emotional and frustrating work. Yet it brings me joy to help others find theirs.
Both my search for meaningful work and helping others ignite the dormant spark in their lives, demonstrate how the only limitation to our ability to find our way is determination and perseverance.
Sometimes it's just not worth the effort to keep trying for certain things. But when it feels like a matter of life or death, remember that there are infinite possibilities out there, you just haven’t discovered the right one for you yet.
When faced with unlimited possibilities, including the one of quitting, what other options might be obscured by your focus on that one?
I am a firm believer that what we focus on expands, so while contemplating the question of giving up, you'll likely see and experience more reasons for doing that. Meanwhile, other, better options are held at bay because your attention is elsewhere.
What if instead of beating yourself up and worrying about all of the reasons to stop searching, to stop trying, you asked yourself "what am I missing?" or "what other possibilities exist?", and then make the space to listen for the answer.
That is often what is actually missing. Connection to your inner voice. The voice that speaks your truth. Once you're willing to hear it, those other possibilities will start to surface and a new perspective is born!
If you're feeling frustrated or misaligned from your truth, Magical Mind - a 4-week online program currently in the works - can help. Or if you'd prefer some 1:1 guidance, give Detanglement Coaching a try.
Change is always easier with support, so if you've got a change in the works but aren't ready to commit to a program or coaching, please find people who can support you in a positive and uplifting way, to help make your transition a smooth and positive one!
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