It can take a while before you figure out what the Universe has in store for you. People see me all the time to find out their life purpose. It seems so obvious to me what a complete stranger’s purpose is but why doesn’t he or she know it for themselves? Actually, they do.
Why does it take someone you don’t know to tell you what your heart desires before you believe it? The answer is pretty straightforward, and it sucks, frankly.
Doubts and fears debilitate us. They prevent us from moving forward into the unknown. We have a tendency to look back to where we came from because it’s comfortable. But as we all know, change happens outside of our comfort zones! Just because we know a universal truth in our minds does not mean we have any sort of faith in it.
Sometimes a trusted friend can cut through the bullshit and tell us the truth. Or, the same friend may hold back the truth to protect us from getting hurt. The dichotomy is infuriating!
I’m a big believer of unfettered honesty. Wouldn’t you rather know the truth than blindly chase something that isn’t real? My time and efforts are valuable to me. So please save me the trouble of wasting my time on something that isn’t worth it when you see it. I may not want to hear it in that moment, but after I calm down I’ll probably appreciate it.
For instance, you know that a job isn’t right for you. It’s not fun. You hate your boss and coworkers. Waking up to get ready for work fills you with dread. You clock-watch the entire day waiting for the misery to end.
So why don’t you quit? Looking for new work is hard. The learning curve sucks at a new job. You will deal with the same politics when you move on. Now, this concept is not limited to your job or career. The same can be applied to relationships, poor eating habits, starting an exercise program, education, etc. So why don’t you quit doing what’s wrong for you, and do what’s right?
You convince yourself you won’t make money at it. Entrepreneurs are notorious for failing at businesses. The good ones eventually succeed but it takes a lot of time to get there. Time and money that you may not have. Moving on from a crappy relationship is hard because your finances might be tied up, or you have kids, or a million other reasons why you can’t leave.
But what if you absolutely crush it when you move forward? What if you are unstoppably successful?
Are we so scared to succeed we talk ourselves out of trying in the first place? Life is hard. Without risk, there is no reward. We are making life way harder than it needs to be.
How do we get out of the cycle of repeated torture? We need to reprogram our brains to stop the negative self talk. Fill up our minds with thoughts of success rather than failure. Rip out the criticism and replace it with praise for all the things we love to do and are good at! We need to be our own cheerleaders. Don’t look to other people to give you approval, give it to yourself.
Can we escape from the prison of our minds? Yes we can! I’ve seen so many people chasing their dreams and making them a reality. I want that for myself. Every little step I take in the direction of my dream is one more step closer to achieving it. It’s not easy, cheap, or quick. But it’s something. Real.
When I started Sacred Ash Divination back in April 2013, I was scared to death. What if people didn’t support me? What if I lost my friends who didn’t believe in new age-y spirituality? What if no one thought I was good at mediumship or psychic readings? I hustled hard and got my website up, got my Paypal account hooked up for online payments, and I started up my Facebook and Twitter accounts for my business to get the word out.
I made the most money I ever made in that first year at this business because I had everything on the line. I had been laid off from work and was unemployed for 4 months. However, I put my full-time efforts into my business and it blossomed! But, I panicked that I wasn’t making as much money as I had in my corporate career and I convinced myself to go back. Soon after that fear set in, my efforts on my business dwindled and so did the success. I didn’t lose any friends, in fact many of them paid for readings and supported my venture! But what I came to realize is that I took one step forward and two steps back. Fear is the killer of dreams.
I hope you’ll start believing in your destiny if you haven’t done so already. Where might you end up if you stopped talking yourself out of your life purpose?
Thanks for reading. If you enjoyed this article, please LIKE, SHARE or COMMENT. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter by clicking this link.