There is something strikingly beautiful about living the life that has been created specifically for you. There is a magical knowing in each of us. Like a paved street with dotted white lines, or dusted red bricks laid to create a wall; the path is clear it has always been clear. For some reason we choose the road that lacks the clear dotted lines, we choose what we perceive as comfort, familiar, safe and we stick with it. Hiding our true selves. Existing in a state of fear. Are we accustomed to a life of mediocrity?
Stop Settling For Less and Live Up to Your fullest Potential
Here’s the thing… We exist! Existence itself is a miracle. No amount of debating or arguing can change my mind about that. Look to nature for a moment. Look at the swirling pinks and blues of a sunset. Notice how a single blade of grass cradles the dew of the morning; think of the stars and how they shine ever so slightly, dream about the love you experienced the first time you began to feel something, anything; that wasn’t learned behavior. Now, imagine a life where you stop playing small. Imagine going after exactly what you want and receiving it. Imagine all of the good thoughts and amazing feelings that will come to you if you simply believe in yourself and trust in the amazing, serendipitous creator that placed you… Yes! You on this spinning blue rock.
There is no passioin to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.Nelson Mandela
Let me ask you have you found yourself? Have you explored your inner being? Have you decided to conquer the scary parts of yourself? Don’t shy away from the intricate curve of your iris, the sway of your hips, the love in your smile. These are all things that make you, you.
I settled once and the universe kicked my ass. One minute I was soaring. My life was in a great place. I traveled the country, made good money, had a company card, drove a company car. You know… the works. I feel extremely blessed to have experienced such an amazing career, however, I wasn’t fulfilled. I was not totally blissed out. The truth of the matter is I walked around feeling like I could do a lot more with my life. I had a hole in my heart, and you know what was missing. PASSION and PURPOSE. Subscribe for your free copy of Manifesting Passion and Purpose Here.
Here is how I discovered I was settling in my life.
- It felt like I was living the same day over and over again
- Everything came crashing down
- Life began to feel like a job. Instead of a blissed-out radical experience
- Lack of Gratitude
- The love, passion, and fulfillment I once found in the little things no longer excites me
- Afraid to let go of what is and go after what I truly want
- Fear of change
- Fear of being inadequate
- Attachment to material things
- Accepting behavior, actions, and relationships that have long served their purpose
How to Live Up to Your Fullest Potential?
Show Up For Yourself
Start by Showing up for yourself. I notice that quite of a few of us are people that need someone to hold us accountable. For example, if my boss told me to be at work by 5:00 am. I guarantee I would have my a** on a plane traveling to the next job site. So, why is it that when I wanted to wake up every morning at 5:00 am to write a blog post and focus on my dreams that I lacked the drive and focus? It was because I had no idea how to show up for myself. My entire life I had someone holding me accountable whether it was a track coach, a boss, a sibling, or a parent.
Here is a tip. Ask a close friend or relative to be your accountability coach and offer you a bit of tough love. An accountability coach is someone who reviews your progress. They check-in from time to time to make sure you are setting attainable goals and reaching them.
Focus on The Good Things
What you focus on grows. Think about it this way. You have two plants. You place one in a dark room surrounded by cold metal every once in a while you pop in and pluck its flowers tearing away all of its beauty and fragrance. The other plant well… you set it in a brightly lit room with lots of fresh air and clean water. This plant thrives while the other whithers and dies.
If you continuously focus on things you don’t want the more these things will appear in your life because that is all you are focused on. Let’s flip it around and focus on what you do what. Example if you lack financial resources in your life and all you do is focus on the lack of these resources you aren’t doing anything but creating more lack. Instead, you should begin to feel what it will be like once you reach financial abundance. Imagine what it will feel like to treat your friends and family to dinner, buy everyone lavish Christmas gifts, go on that expensive trip to Tahiti. Start by saying I can afford that. Start by acting as if it is already yours. Water those good feeling thoughts and watch your life change for the better.
Often we set unattainable goals like losing 40lbs in a month or writing that book you’ve always wanted to write in a few short weeks. Sometimes when we set HUGE goals that we can’t reach in a short amount of time it leaves us feeling inadequate. Like failures. Hunny you are not a failure. You just have to set small attainable goals, practice patience, and show up for yourself every day. If you are writing a book start by writing a sentence; make that the best damn sentence you wrote that day. If you are starting a blog begin by reading content or watching videos on how to create a blog. Also, remember to always look back on what you have accomplished. Trust me when I say you have come a long way and that is something to be proud of.
Believe in Yourself
It all starts with you. If you don’t believe in yourself what can you believe in? Practice Affirmations to shift your mind from a state of lack to a state of abundance. Here are a few of my favorites.
- Rich in all ways
- Massively creative
- Exactly where I need to be
- Supported in all ways
Life is full of ups, downs, and slingshots hehe. Always remember that nothing lasts forever and even though you feel down now there is always a lesson to be learned or a goal to be met. Worrying doesn’t do anything but intensify the feeling of lack and we want a feeling of fulfillment, happiness, and bliss.
Don’t settle for nice, for pleasant, for familiar. Keep looking until you find something that really moves you, that resonates with your core. And I mean this for people, for interest, for hobbies, for your possessions, clothes, music, books, art, everything. Curate every aspect of your life, as much as you can. It’s in the thngs that deeply inspire us that we find ourselves. Surround yourself with truth, and you’ll have built yourself a heaven.Karrisanadine.com
May you have love, may you have peace, may you have bliss. Thanks for reading and as always Honor the Goddess Within.