“Just cos you’ve thrown a bearing doesn’t mean all the wheels are gonna fall off the wagon.” (Quote by a fitter come philosopher, aka, my hubby.)
Things that wear out can either be fixed or replaced but we can’t ignore them.
Success is all about mindset, isn’t it.
Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou
Taking a risk
Over the last six months I’ve immersed myself in an online marketing venture. I attended a three day Home Business Summit in Melbourne, I completed a 21 Steps course and was guided through a series of learning with the support of a business coach.
The tools were in place and I was finding momentum in the process. It was informative, stimulating and I was learning a lot.
Things were in place and, even though there were days where I felt frustrated because things weren’t moving as quickly as I wanted, I knew I was on the right path.
It felt right. It still feels right.
However, life is fickle and nothing is guaranteed and, even when we have a vision, things don’t always turn out as planned. Challenges and obstacles cross our path and none of us can always predict what’s around the corner.
When things don’t work out
Things can change so quickly. Over the weekend came rumours that the company I was involved in was being investigated for compliance. Even though a part of me understood this could potentially happen, it still took me by surprise.
Then today it was confirmed that said company has been forced to suspend trading. Everything that I had embarked on has ground to an abrupt halt.
Chaos happens. However I’ve learnt that when things don’t work out, it usually means something else is on its way.
What happens now is out of my control but I can choose how to respond. I can adapt.
I can let go of the worry and let things take their course, focusing on making the best of the present moment.
“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”Nelson Mandela
Last year when I found my supposed “dream job” and then was “let go” after just 18 days I knew that I wasn’t on the right path. My heart and passion was leading me elsewhere.
It’s lead me to where I am today and I’m determined to keep going. There are still so many possibilities and I’m allowing myself to be open to them, not to be put off, not to be afraid to take another risk and work towards my ambition.
However, guilt sometimes creeps in and I wonder whether I’m being unrealistic. Should I simply go back to searching for any old job to help pay the bills. Can I make a living doing what I love? Can I really make a difference in this world?”
HELL I CAN!
When things knock us off course we have to get back up. I think about the words my good friend Lily said to me yesterday.
“We’ve been taught a new way of forging forward, we’re already changed in our mindsets and our futures are already put in motion. This is a test for us, so we must do whatever it takes to pass through. There’s a rainbow at the end and a pot of gold for each of us.”
However, I think that a pot of gold is not just out there but is within us.
Learning new ways of thinking, doing and being is crucial for personal growth and wellness.
I’m determined to take the information I’ve learned, the many contacts I’ve made and the skills I was beginning to accumulate, and build on them.
I may have lost a little but I’ve gained a lot too, experience, perspective, knowledge and I’ve embarked on something I never would have imagined previously.
Live with no regrets
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho
The only failures are when we stand still and do nothing. Step out of your comfort zone and watch how things open up. Here are some things I’ve learned recently:
- Be adventurous and create your own path, don’t worry about what others think.
- Don’t be afraid of change, sometimes that’s when the biggest shifts happen.
- Be thankful for what you have instead of what you don’t have.
- Become the best person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
- Realise that wherever you are in life, you ARE making progress.
It”s all part of the journey and it’s never, ever, too late to make it an amazing one.
Wishing you all clarity and focus as we move towards our goals and dreams.
Here’s to that mindset shift, to making a decision to create an awesome life.
In light and love as we continue the journey
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