Today I decided to forgo my usual Sunday Hike/Run, it’s the best way for me to reset and get ready for the week ahead. I decided to spend some time writing instead. Got outside and even found time to spend with a friend I hadn’t seen in weeks. These past weeks haven’t been as great as I’d like them to be, I’ve been struggling to figure out my life, and my future. Although I’m doing really great with my spiritual walk, and learning quite a bit more about myself as a person. I’ve been feeling like my career hasn’t jumped off as I though it should by now. Don’t get me wrong I believe that there is a greater divine plan for my life, although I don’t want to stand in the way of that; trying to stay patient hasn’t been my strong suite.
I’ve read a lot of posts lately that tells me I’m not alone, I feel for many of you who are going through actual real problems. I think I was a bit caught up with what’s happening to me, and I haven’t been focusing on anyone else. That being said, sometimes I feel that this is the season for really good, or really bad in many of our lives. I’ve had friends that have been through some tragedy with people close to them. I’ve had ones who have had paradigm shifts, and those are not easy to deal with; basically everything that you thought was your life is uprooted. I’ve been spending time trying to nurture those relationships, and let those people know that they have people around them who will love, and help support them through this time. So I guess it’s not a surprise that I needed to spend some time contemplating my future.
As I’ve contemplated my future, the biggest issue for me is my career. I’ve looked for spiritual guidance, and I feel that I’ve been getting the signs out there in the Universe wherever I turn. But like many others, I’m sometimes stubborn, and don’t always heed the signs; “hey what’s that one sign know right?” I’ve even gotten a really good suggestion from a friend, but the one that I got today that blew me away was from a most unlikely source. I had to laugh about it, because here I was fearing what the future held, and the person I least expected offered me what might be the most promising option. It really confirms that sometimes things come in a package that you’re not expecting. It also affirms for me why it’s good to talk to others about what you’re going through. I used to be one of those ‘fixers’, I don’t need anyone’s help “I’m a man I can fix EVERYTHING.” I’m not even going to worry about pointing out how wrong I was about that, I guess with life comes new perspectives. Along with a great option I even got some words of wisdom to go with it. It think you will be my new Inspiration (you know who you are, don’t worry I’m not going to reveal your secret identity)
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less that perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
I would have been ready to take on whatever challenge was coming my way, then she backed up the first inspiring quote with yet another.
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
Wow talk about inspiring someone to action, that got me ready to jump on any challenge that was coming my way. I think I’m going to cut those two out and frame them, I think they’re that good!
So what challenge are you facing in your life? Is there a specific challenge that you might be facing? Think of all those great athletes or famous figures, they didn’t get to where they are because they’re special. Although some of them do posses a special brand of courage and bravery for standing out. Imagine what they told Mark Zukerberg when he talked about this “Facebook” idea, they probably didn’t just open a door for him. I’m certain that he had hundreds of challenges just getting funding for his idea, not to mention all the rest building the company. So my take away is this, so it will be hard starting a new career, so what? I already know I’m not motivated by money, or external pressure from my manager. The thing that matters to me the most is the satisfaction I get from helping others, so why not be bold. Go after what I desire, and don’t let others tell me what I can’t do!
Stay tuned, I anticipate that the next few weeks will be interesting, but in a good way! I can feel the excitement and anticipation building, I’m feeling good about all the options I have ahead of me. And just to think, all of this was made possible because someone read my blog. Hey wait someone actually read my blog, and it moved them to action!