What would change if you truly trusted in this?
I recently received a beautiful gift from a dear friend of mine of 20+ years, Sylvia. It’s a simple journal called Live In Wonder with quotes and thought provoking questions.
Today’s quote prompted this post.
“Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” – Asha Tyson.
What comes up for you when reading this?
What would change for you if you truly trusted exactly what this quote suggests?
That where you are is exactly where you need to be.
1. What would you gain?
2. What would you need to let go of to trust?
When I read it, what came up for me was a sense of relief. An unburdening, being able to believe that everything has brought me to this moment and will continue to unfold with continued effort.
The thing is, no matter how resonating or impactful our responses are to the questions above, nothing will change unless we chose to do something with it.
3. So, what is one thing you can consciously do differently?
For me, it provokes thoughts around my work, not around my family and home life.
I have an opportunity to shut down the disheartening thoughts about how I’m not yet where I want to be. To stop noticing the distance from where I am today and how far I have to go.
How about you?
I know I have to get out of my own way (#GOOYOW). Noticing the distance doesn’t add value to me at all. I have to shut down that thought. I have to create a new habit.
When this thought surfaces I can choose to replace it with another more empowering one.
I’m going to choose a metaphor that comes up a lot with clients.
Trusting that I am on the train that has left the station. Sometimes I’m barreling up a hill, sometimes gliding down another, but the fact is I’m not standing at the station waiting. I’m on my journey.
4. What new habit do you want to commit to creating?
Nobody else can or will do it for you.
This is the where you get to choose to be in the driver’s seat of your life…or train.