Clarity, Conviction And Taking Action Bring About Transformation
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see” – Arthur Schopenhauer
What stands in the way of you hitting your target? Your Dreams? Your big hairy audacious goals? How many excuses have you made up for why you are not trusting your soul to lead you in the right direction? How many times are you going to use your family, your job, other people’s problems, as excuses to block access to the door of your own dreams?
“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts” – Rita Mae Brown
I am not yet ready. As soon as I have everything organized, I will be ready. As soon as I have my ducks in a row, I will be ready. As soon as I . . . fill in the blank. (Finish? Learn more? Buy a house? Get the kids through college? etc. . . .). There will always be something new to stick in that blank, that lets you stand in the way of your destiny.
The problem has to do with time. There comes a time when you have used it all up. Then all you have left is an unfulfilled life.
Not today, but later. Tomorrow I will do it. Too busy today. Later I will . . . Tomorrow I will . . . fill in the blank. Like time is a blank check that you can write any amount you need into it. The reality is “Someday” is never coming.
I used to tell myself that as soon as the kids were all in school, I would have time to write. Then it was as soon as the kids were out of the house. Then it was as soon as I wasn’t working so much overtime. It was always, “as soon as” – that “Someday” just kept moving further and further down the timeline. I could never catch up to it, until I decided I wasn’t playing the game anymore. Then everything changed.
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you” – Rumi
Or maybe your excuses are you don’t know what you should be aiming for. You don’t know what your life purpose is; you don’t know what your personal genius is. Are you even trying to find the answers?
What sets your soul on fire? What is it that you can see that sends your mind down the rabbit hole of possibilities? What is it that so wraps up your heart and soul, that you don’t even hear the objections of everyone around you saying it can’t be done?
Your soul has all of the answers, you just have to ask the right questions. Your personal genius sees what no one else can see, and if you aim your heart and mind to what it tells you, there isn’t a target that you can’t hit.
Or maybe your subconscious patterns have you stuck and asleep at the wheel of life. You’re the dreamer in a dream dreaming, and you think that you are awake. It reminds me of the movie, “The Matrix”. Will you take the blue pill and stay in your dream or the red pill and follow the rabbit down the rabbit hole? (Side note: did you know that Keanu Reeves donated approximately $50M which was almost all of his earnings from this movie to the special effects team, making them all millionaires? I think he took the red pill in real life too.)
There is a big difference between knowing what you should do, and actually doing it. It all comes down to the blue pill of knowing or the red pill of doing. Doing requires you to initiate your life.
“The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate” – Seth Godin
Or it could be that your resiliency has lost all of its bounce. You used to be like Tigger and bounce everywhere and somehow, you’ve turned into Eeyore. Now you have a dark cloud over your head shutting out all light. Don’t let your mind enslave you. Let go of the illusions created from failure or disappointment. Free yourself from the chains of your own making. Don’t make yourself an undiscovered genius.
The hardest part of hitting the target is the decision to let go of the arrow. To take fear and doubt out of the equation. To cast time out the window. Passion unchains your creativity. It removes the fear of change, the fear of success or failure.
“As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning” – Barbara Sher