“NOT BEING TRUE TO MYSELF” he writes!
PEOPLE HAVE MORE REGRETS ABOUT THE THINGS THEY DIDN’T DO THAN THE THINGS THEY DID DO!
There are many causes of procrastination, some of which are:
Fear of failure
Poor time management
Lack of direction
Low self confidence
Lack of knowledge
Disconnection from self & others
What do you do when you want to create better habits to guide you in a positive, future focused direction?
Understanding the language you use and how procrastination shows up for you are a good place to start.
Getting someone to walk alongside you as you narrate a more beautiful story is another great starting point.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
I came across this zigzag trail of beautifully hand painted stones on my walk earlier today. It depicted the path I’ve travelled on for the last few years. When I decided to throw myself into being an explorer whole-heartedly, I didn’t realise how many zigzags I’d face!
There were times when I faced so many obstacles that all I wanted to do was to hibernate like my favourite creatures, the hedgehogs. But that wasn’t an option. I had stepped beyond the point of no return and there was no looking back. And I soon learned that the more challenges I took on, the easier the decision to take more challenges became. It was as if I was building a new muscle I didn’t know I had!
Every time I faced another puzzle on my zigzag trail and decided to tackle it like my life depended on it, I found a hidden strength or a forgotten resource I hadn’t thought of before. Very often, a new mentor appeared on my path; literally from nowhere!
I persevered until I found my new path. My current reality. A reality that’s aligned with who I am, what I stand for and what I won’t tolerate. A reality that’s congruent to my core values.
And I found myself being the mentor for a younger version of me today. Someone who described what he was experiencing, and he took me back a few years. He showed vulnerability in sharing his story and found someone who’d been there. Exactly what I did back when I became an explorer. Who knows who this young man will inspire and mentor a few years down the line?
When the call to adventure comes, you have two options:
💥You either choose courage and follow that call. When you do, you will connect with who you really are and what you stand for. You will sense a kind of ease and freedom in living your everyday life. You will become a better version of yourself and become more attractive inside and out.
💥Or you choose comfort and conformity and numb the pain by finding distractions in the form of work, food, alcohol and material possessions. You can be sure that you’re doing exactly as others want you to, and that you’re pleasing everyone else, but yourself.
If you choose courage, be warned! The path to finding fulfilment is not a straight one!
Finding this path isn’t for the faint hearted! Only enter if you’re willing to:
If you’re wondering about the process, reach out and I’ll explain.
Love and strong coffee