This is an article that has been a long time in the making. Why? Because it’s the very basis of what I founded my business on. Fearless Pursuits, at its core, has always been about how to dramatically change your life.
In part, because I was seeking change in my own life. My decision to work from home was, on its own, a huge one. I was finally taking the reins and guiding my life in a direction that was authentic to me.
Besides that, I knew that so many other people out there had big leaps that they were afraid to take. They wanted to change. They NEEDED to change. Yet, they remained exactly as they were, day after day. Why? That question both frustrated and fascinated me.
Long before I started this business, my journey to find that answer already started. I had to know. I had to find out so I would never stop myself from reaching higher. Someone needed to find out so that they could help these people, too.
I’m no spring chicken, and my life has been one long stretch of dramatic changes…
Being raised in abuse, and running away from it at 13 years old without a good plan or a penny to my name.
Making a new life for myself as a teen with the help of generous school friends and their families.
Finally finding a home of my own, and settling into a marriage with who seemed to be Mr. Right… at least by society’s terms.
Building and tearing down small business after small business, trying everything once, and becoming a jack (jane?) of all trades in the process.
Dropping all of the meat and dairy from my conventional bodybuilding diet to go totally vegan.
Making not one, but TWO interstate moves as a newly single woman with kids in tow. My gut says that yet another one is already coming someday. Maybe I’ll have help this time. 😉
Needless to say, I could see that I knew a thing or two about how to dramatically change your life.
All I needed to put all of this wisdom to good use was to further my education about the mind, and to create a platform to speak it. I learned all about how people tick. I learned what made me so unique from the people I met who would sooner stay stagnant for YEARS at a time before making a change.
I’ve talked about so many different aspects of winning at life. There’s your Mindset, and learning how to use the power of your subconscious. I’ve talked about health and fitness. I’ve even talked about how to use the law of attraction.
Not too long ago, I found myself standing in front of my U-haul truck that read, “Where will U go next?” It’s a cute motto, but a really good question.
You have to decide that your desire for growth and change is bigger than your fear of it. It’s up to you, and you alone to decide that you’re ready to endure the fear and pain of moving forward.
Why? Because you know that to be stagnant another day… is a day WASTED!
How to dramatically change your life: It all begins with a decision.
You’re going to run out of, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Soon, you’ll run out of “maybe someday” and “not yet”. It doesn’t matter where you are right now. Anything that you want badly enough, you can make happen. All it takes is a decision. A decision that someday’s bliss and satisfaction is so much bigger than being complacent and comfortable today.
You will never discover what beauty lies beyond your unknown shores until you step outside of your comfort boat.
“But what if I get there… and it’s not beautiful? What if I fail?”
Then keep sailing. Sail until you experience all that there is to experience. See every ocean and find out what the lands are all like. Sail until someday, you get to tell that other guy who wants to find that beauty, “It wasn’t worth it for me there, but you can go here instead. I liked it better.”
You will have saved him the treacherous journey, and given him a better idea. To have improved the world by at least this one person. That’s worth any so-called “failure”, now, isn’t it?
Then, there’s also your legacy. What you go to your grave with. What you can say about the life you led, as you lay there in your deathbed. Will you get to say that you at least tried? Or will you have to face that you were always just too scared?
Will your only legacy be to tell your children, “Don’t wait as long as I did”?
In splitting up my marriage, there were children to consider. I was financially invested in every state I’d ever lived in. Emotionally invested in the roots I’d started to build in each one, too. I always feared what I didn’t know about where I could go next. You will, too, but it’s worth it. Go there. See what you will see.
Getting fed up enough is the first step to real change. In Arizona, I decided that I was done with drab brown land and extreme heat nearly every day of the year. In Oregon, I decided I was DONE with impossibly slow traffic and gray skies. Now I’m in Colorado, bathing in the light of the sunshine, and so glad I took the leap. You won’t know if you will be, too, until you decide enough is ENOUGH!
Now, I’ll ask you: Are you finally done being here yet?