Truth Bomb Tuesday: It might not actually be as hard as you think
Today, I want to tell you that it’s not as hard as you think.
I’m a little worried I’m developing a bit of a reputation as a ball-breaker. Like all you ever get from me in these blogs is a bit of a kick in the pants.
But I’ve got a soft side as well. No. Really. I do.
And while it’s true that most people just need to pull the finger out and get on with it, it’s also true that it’s not as hard as most people imagine.
Let me lay a metaphor on you so you can see what I mean.
Ok, so imagine you are holding a wine cork six feet under water. (I don’t know how. You’re in a magic submarine or something.) How do you get that cork to rise to the top?
You just let go, right? The cork is naturally buoyant. You don’t have to push it. It has it’s own drive and its own momentum.
The cork’s very nature means that, if there’s nothing holding it back, it will naturally float to the top.
You are exactly the same.
I know a lot of people feel like they’re not really living their lives. They’re working jobs they don’t love, living in places they don’t like, doing things that don’t really inspire them.
And then they imagine living their dream lives and what that would look like – having passion for what you do everyday, having time to really connect with the people you love, having the freedom to go wherever you want, when-ever you want…
… and they look at that vision and it just seems like it’s so far away. Like it’s just an impossible dream.
But what I want to say is, no matter how far away it feels, no matter how long the journey seems to be from where you are right now, you don’t have to do it alone.
Because like that wine cork, your true life – the one you are supposed to be living – it has its own drive and its own momentum. It is pushing at the edges of your current life, begging to be born.
Your job is not to move mountains, but to simply remove the obstacles that are holding your true life back.
And what you will find is that as you make space in your life – as you remove everything that is not really serving you – your true life, the life where your passions are fully realised and you are doing exactly what you were born to do, that life naturally grows into the spaces you create.
It’s almost effortless.
And so focus in on the here and now. This is where your work is. Just create a little more space, a little more freedom. That is all you have to do.
Relax your grip just that little bit more…
… and watch what naturally unfolds.