Today’s message was:
First, choose from the options that thrill you.
Then, choose the ones that also teach you.
And from these, Michele, choose the scariest.
Butterflies in your tummy are good,
I love this! Well, kind of:) When I was reading it, I thought how fun would it be to always choose from options that are exciting and thrill us?? What a great place to live from! We are supposed to have fun, right? Life doesn’t have to be a drag. Let’s focus on the exciting.
Then, I read the part about choosing, from the thrilling list, something that teaches. A little less flashy but what a great point. We grow so much when we welcome those opportunities to learn. There’s a softness to this aspect for me…it feels more heart-based. Learning some lessons are not always enjoyable but I am a life-long learner, none-the-less. Even when they are painful. I wouldn’t be where I am without these in my life and I appreciate them.
I often think about thanking those who helped me see that I didn’t belong at my job any longer. Yes, I admit, there is a part of me that wants to share how things have changed for the better and how much happier I am now that I am out of that toxic environment. There is also a very sincere part of me that is so grateful because I’m not sure, without their help, if I would have left. I’ve shared this with many of you in the past and I just can’t stress enough, much like I talked about in yesterday’s post, we need to listen to our gut and take action. I listened to my gut for three years and it took a bigger push to get me to take action. I took that action with self-confidence and pride and am proud of it. I owe a lot to those that helped me see my true calling wasn’t there.
I was then invited to choose the scariest one on the list. Wow. There’s a fear that creeps up. There’s a stress I feel. There’s a bit of exhilaration I feel at the prospect of choosing something that scares me. Taking risks of this level can create life-changing experiences. Life-changing in a positive way.
There’s an opportunity here. One that has surfaced tonight. One I’m not ready to share. The fear is too great right now. We’ll see what we decide and maybe I’ll share down the road. If not this risk, I’m sure another will come:)
Is there something you’ve been thinking about doing? Something that is thrilling…something you’ll learn from…and something scary? I’d love to hear about it if you want to share.