When we find ourselves in the midst of a crisis, it can be difficult to let go of our current circumstances and jump into the unknown. Sometimes clinging to the familiar — no matter how painful — is more comfortable than exploring the unfamiliar.
Today I want to invite you to become uncomfortable.
If you’re already unhappy with the current circumstances in which you find yourself, what’s the worst that could happen if you take a step in a more harmonious direction? What are you most afraid of?
For me, it’s the fear of time that holds me back. Less of it, that is. And the fear of not being available for my children. Not to mention the fear of failing. Oh, and the nagging fear of not being able to financially support myself and my family.
Today I would like to invite you to demonstrate courage. I’ll join you. We can be scared, but we’ll do it anyway.
- Apply for the job.
- Talk to the guy or girl you’ve been too afraid to approach.
- Take the trip.
- Have — or adopt — the child.
- Move to another city, state or country.
- Switch career fields.
- Get rid of the things and relationships that no longer serve you.
Clear out what isn’t working in your life so that you can make room for things that do.
Sometimes we get so busy tending to all of the things in our world that are broken, that we fail to see the opportunities that would present themselves if we would just prune the dead, tangled branches of our lives. Removing the excess is the only way we will ever allow new, healthy possibilities to grow.
Let’s get out our pruning shears and start cutting!