Everything has a process. Nothing just magically appears. Many times we are tripped up and frustrated by what some call the "cursed how". I have to laugh because I myself have called it this a time or two. That is until I understood that it was the very necessary process for everything we do in life. It's often called "cursed" because the fear of not knowing all of the steps up front can sometimes keep us from taking that very necessary step.
If you are not mindful, you can become one of those people that need to see it before you believe it. We were not created to approach life this way. Our very existence came from faith. The fear comes when we allow experiences in life to keep us from trusting our hearts and moving in line with it. Yes we have to hope. Yes we have to have the courage to speak what we want even before the person next to us can see it. Yes we have to follow our hearts - go down this road - talk to that person. The process requires us to start piecing the vision together before we see the million dollars in the bank.
You may not have all of the ingredients to the pie at the moment. You may not even know what goes into it. So begin with what you can do - start researching recipes. Consider ways to get the necessary ingredients and add your own personal touch to it. Think about when you are going to serve it and who you are going to share it with. When we consider our career change, new business idea, or relocation, we find that these life transitions require similar moves. We still need to consider how to get it done. We still need to obtain what is required to take it from dream to reality. How do we get what we don't have right now? How do we do it in a way that best supports our lifestyle?
The best way to enjoy the necessary process for whatever you desire to do is to "Barney" it down. A,B,C it and 1,2,3 it. Don't over think it. Enjoy where it takes you and the person you become as a result of it. That very person will be needed to function in that new office successfully. Embrace the challenges and the muscles they help you to develop. You're going to need them. Here are a few steps to help you make the most of it:
1. Accept that the finish line is a done deal. Accept it! Focus more on what the process teaches you - the lessons you learn. They will take you much further in life than reaching the goal. Your life as a whole has a greater impact on the world than one accomplishment.
2. Challenge yourself respectfully. We all like to stretch ourselves to some degree. Be sure to do so in a way that is not abusive to the other areas of your life. You receive the best experience when you give your best. Overworking yourself and using more resources than you have is not going to help you put your best foot forward, nor will it give you the best result.
3. Be your own standard. Although your journey may be similar to someone else's, it has it's own shine. When you are doing your research and making moves, do so according to your own heart. Be sure to move with what resonates for you. This is your process. Keeping in line with your own authenticity will keep you from overwhelm and comparing your success to another's.
4. Be realistic with your expectations. When taking steps, be realistic with the result you desire from that step. This is not saying you should not have big dreams. What it is saying is to take your big dream and break it down into bite sized pieces. If you want to take a year off to travel the world - get the passport. Create your financial plan for it. Make a list of places you want to travel to. Find the places you want to stay at. Put one foot in front of the other and make it happen.
To your success,
P.S. Be sure to leave your comments below. I'd love to celebrate your success with you.