WELCOME TO YOUR START
Making it happen–a life lived on purpose–comes by surrendering control.
But how in the world does surrendering help us realize big dreams? How does letting go help us do stuff?
Maybe you are in a dead-end job or a lifeless marriage. Maybe you are at the starting line with talent and passion, but you have no idea how to use them to make a life. Maybe the laundry keeps piling up, and your little one just won’t stop crying, and you hardly have time to pee. Maybe your money and time feel beyond your control. Maybe you are lost and alone, and you sometimes feel like you might crack.
And maybe, without realizing it, you are exactly where you are supposed to be in order to take a leap of faith.
You want to make big things happen in your life, but you don’t have time, patience, money, sleep, rest, or peace. You’re burning the candle at both ends and in the middle. You’re often paralized by fear.
You would often ask these questions:
- Who am I?
- What is my purpose?
- What am I supposed to be going after in life?
- I want to make it happen, but what is it?
USE WHAT YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW
You were created for a purpose. You were created to shine.
It’s time to be free.
Free of shame.
Free of fear.
Free to fully live.
You don’t need to be ready or perfect to make what matter happen.
CRUSH THE ‘SHOULDS’
What are you really chasing?
Perhaps your struggle is not with chasing perfect. Maybe you’re striving for success…for significance…for approval. What is the thing you are racing toward? Write it down or say it out loud.
Our chase for success so easily disguises itself as a ‘should’ –because everyone around us is doing it. You should be working hard at the expense of time with your family if you want to be successful. You should be staying up late to get ahead if you want to make it. You should climb the success ladder now so you can live a joyful life when you retire.
You should, or you won’t be enough.
Here’s a wild question: What would happen if you threw out the ‘shoulds’? Who says you have to live by those rules? What if ending the chase and living on purpose means intentionally leaning in to what might feel imperfect?
Take a moment and imagine: What would happen if you threw out the shoulds? What would your life look like? Be specific.