Why settle for okay when you can have great?
What one word would you use to describe your life?
Amazing, awesome, calm, peaceful, exciting.
Boring, dull, hard work.
Alright, okay, fine, good, nice.
How does that make you feel?
Before I went on maternity leave with baby number 2, my word would have been alright. Or maybe fine. Or even okay. And I thought that was good.
As long as I had enough and everyone seemed happy then I thought that was good enough!
Having spent some time, post having baby number 2, ‘deciding what I really wanted’ from life, I realised that okay was not good enough. I wanted more. I deserved more. I knew I could have more.
And that triggered a change in direction and the next leg of my journey through life.
For some reason, most of us settle for okay. Maybe it’s because we don’t think we deserve more. Maybe it’s because we don’t want to be greedy. Maybe it’s because we don’t want to stand out by being different.
Whatever the excuse, I’m here to tell you you deserve great and I can help you get it.
When you were a child, what did you want to be?
Now you’re an adult, what are you?
Growing up, I wanted to be a music teacher. Then a solicitor. And then one night, having had a dream where I was wearing a suit standing outside a tall skyscraper, I decided to go into business!
At the time, my interpretation of my dream led me to study business studies at university. Mainly because I really didn’t know what I wanted to be so studying a general subject would surely open many doors so I could try.
Well, it opened one door and I was there for 17 years. Thinking all was good.
The truth is, I’d become comfortable. Life was okay. I didn’t really have any worries.
The truth is, I would wake up most mornings thinking, is this it.
Well not until I had baby number 2 and I realised that if I was going to be a great role model to my children I needed to do something.
Life now is a lot different. I feel uncomfortable a lot of the time but I’m enjoying the ride. And that’s what counts.
You see it’s easy to accept the hand we’re dealt and continue going through the motions. However, what does that lead to?
Sleepwalking through life.
Wouldn’t it be great to be living a life full of love, laughter and adventure? Where every day is full of excitement? Where every day feels like you are living your dreams?
Surely the answer must be yes.
But how to start?
The hardest part is starting. But once you’ve taken that first step. Then you’ll be in motion. Then you’ll find your momentum. And then, it’ll be super easy.
Here’s how you can start.
Find the imbalance
Life is a balancing act and so there will be areas of imbalance in your life that you’ll naturally want to rebalance. Decide which area this is. What’s important to you? What’s your priority? Where are you lacking energy?
Decide what you want
So you know your starting point, but where do you want to go? Use all your senses to decide what your destination looks like and feels like. See it in colour. Hear it. Fully immerse yourself in the feeling of where you are trying to go.
Take small steps
Now to take that first step. Decide on an easy first step that will help you make that change. Something you know you can achieve. Then keep on taking steps and make them slightly more challenging each time.
Stay focused but flexible
Be like water, we need to remain focused but be able to bend and turn in line with the curveballs of life. Know that your journey will not be a straight path and expect life to challenge you on the way.
Celebrate the change
Life is about having fun which means it’s more important to enjoy the journey than reaching the destination. Wake up every day with an open mind ready to take part in the adventures of the day and celebrate whatever the day has to offer.
Changing your life doesn’t have to be difficult. You don’t have to wait for a life altering event before you decide you deserve better. There is nothing wrong with wanting more.
How will you go from okay to your life being even better?
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