It’s frustrating as hell.
You have no idea what you’re here on this Earth to do.
Because you’re living someone else’s life, or you’ve been chasing after the wrong dreams––for the wrong reasons.
So many years have passed, and you realize you can’t identify with what you’re doing now. It feels awkward to take the credit for something you can’t find in your heart to claim.
And there are moments when you look into the mirror, and you feel like a fraud. You’re unrecognizable and lost when you look into the mirror.
Nothing feels right inside. You lose sleep over the idea that maybe there’s something else because you have this relentless desire to do something different.
You’re far removed from your place in this world. And you’re not sure how to find your way back. You’re not sure how to have both feet planted on the ground.
The only way to figure out what you’re born to do is to surrender yourself to unyielding truths despite what the outside world tells you.
Vulnerability Is The Starting Point For Change
Your life will only begin when you’re naked. When you strip yourself of the thick layers and destructible walls that protected you over the years.
It’s time to bring everything to the surface because, in the words of Charlamagne Tha God, “You can’t heal what you don’t reveal.”
Ask yourself these questions:
- Who’s life are you living?
- What’s your biggest fear?
- Is your fear based on reality––what’s the worst-case scenario?
- What are your limiting beliefs?
A long time ago, someone told you to live a life that wasn’t yours. And now you’re feeling the urge to explore other options.
But maybe you thought the life you chose was the right path. And now you’re not so sure. You learned either indirectly or directly that you’re not allowed to change your mind.
Just because you started on one path doesn’t mean your bound to that path forever.
Fear is the reason you’re afraid to dig deep. You’re fearful of what you’re going to find. The inner critic and the self-judgments are waiting for you on the other side.
They’ve fed you so many lies they’ve transformed into truths. These fears have created an imaginary reality in your mind in which you’ve never faced in real life.
Furthermore, your limiting beliefs have you believing not much is possible. It’s taken your gifts and talents and locked them in some dusty, nasty basement.
When you allow yourself to become vulnerable in the face of fear, in the face of limiting beliefs, and despite everything that goes against what you’ve learned or believed––this is when your path begins.
The Truth Is Liberating As F*ck!
When you tell yourself the truth, you drown out the noise around you and inside of you.
Moreover, vulnerability will lead you to the truth. The truth will make your path as clear and poignant as any object below a magnifying glass.
But you have to be willing.
Swallowing a dose of truth isn’t easy. It’s going to be heavy as hell on your heart. And it’s going to create a rushing volcano of anxiety. But it’s critical.
It’s taking 100% responsibility for everything that went wrong. It’s accepting yourself when you look into the mirror and knowing you’re not on your path––yet.
I swallowed a few doses of the truth. I dedicated the first half of my career to social work, but I reached critical mass. The direction of my career was heading in places that no longer resonated with me. It caused me a great deal of emotional pain.
After I left social work, I followed another path as a realtor for the wrong reasons. I exposed myself, only to realize nothing was resonating with me. I was embarrassed by what I thought was a failure at the time. But it only prepared me for where I am today.
So, the truth will cut you open, but then it will liberate you. It’s going to clear your mind and clear your path.
And with a clear path, you can move forward into a life that resonates with your heart center.
Experiments Aren’t Just for Kids and Scientists
Curiosity is how you manifest the things you want in your life.
You don’t buy the first car you see. You’re curious about how it drives, and how it feels, so you test drive it.
You don’t purchase the first outfit you find. You’re curious about how it fits, so you try it out to see how it looks on you.
Why can’t you do the same for your career?
Albert Einstein said, “I have no special talent. I’m just passionately curious.”
In other words, find your inner curiosity. Having mini lives and mini-adventures is okay. You don’t have to quit everything. You can figure things out on a part-time basis.
Benjamin Franklin held various jobs and created many inventions merely out of curiosity alone. He didn’t bind himself to a linear path.
Explore the world through the eyes of a child with wonder and excitement. Then test everything through the eyes of a scientist and find what resonates with you.
This is the path to fulfillment.
Trust Yourself: The Answers Are Hidden Inside
If you woke up tomorrow and everything that was holding you back vanished, what would be the very first thing you would do?
Trust yourself to know the answer to that question. No one knows you, better than you.
But first, become vulnerable enough to tell yourself the truth, courageous enough to experiment, and want it badly enough to live it.
My challenge to you is to trust yourself enough to begin walking on that path. Trust yourself enough to know through strength, openness, and a willingness to experiment, you’ll step into a remarkable life chosen by you.
And when you look into the mirror once more, you’ll finally know who’s looking back at you.
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