Life is precious. I get that I should feel grateful that I’m alive but how can you feel grateful and excited to be alive when it feels like everything in life is holding you back from achieving whatever it is that you want to achieve?
Everything boils down to a single choice. No matter how crazy your dream may seem, you still have to take the next step.
That step is a conscious decision that you make to move forward because remaining in that same place is too painful. We must decide to take that step to get to a better place.
But sometimes life is simply too painful. You’ve stayed in that place that you shouldn’t have for far too long and just let the pain build until the ground around you starts to crumble at your feet.
With no path left in front of you, you’re faced with a decision to jump into the unknown or stay where you are – continuing to let the pain slowly eat you alive until you’re a hollow shell of the person that you used to be.
If you’ve ever felt that way or you’re currently sitting in that place, I get it.
I struggled with finding my own happiness because my life felt out of control. I had a defibrillator that shocked me so many times that my anxiety & stress were through the roof every single day.
How can you feel powerful when it felt like you were a ticking time bomb, just counting down the minutes until it exploded? Every flutter in my chest made me feel like my world was ending.
But then, something clicked.
Instead of staying in that place of fear, I decided it was best to jump.
I was falling at speeds faster than I thought I would. It was terrifying. Nothing can prepare you for the amount of emotions that overcome you the moment you jump.
The weight you held on your shoulders for so long disappears instantly. You feel lighter, happier, and like you can tackle anything that the world throws at you.
But slowly, you’ll have moments of doubt, fear, & anxiety as you continue to fall. The trick is to believe that you made the right choice.
This morning I made the choice to turn off the shocking feature of my defibrillator. If you haven’t heard about my journey, you can read about it here.
Every moment, you have a choice to make. Neither choice is wrong because you are doing what’s right for you in that very moment but every choice does have a consequence to it – good or bad.
Make every minute count. If you don’t like where you are, don’t wait for tomorrow to make the change. If you want to move, pack up and go. Figure out what you’ll do for work once you get there.
If you don’t like your job, don’t quit right away if you can’t afford to pay your bills without it but start looking for another one. Get out there and interview.Life is too short to be living in constant fear. You have to live life anyway so enjoy every minute Click To Tweet
Life is messy. No one who has ever been successful has created success without taking a leap of faith.
You are in control of your own destiny. It may not always seem like it when you’re in the midst of chaos but that’s simply because you made the choice to not be in control. It’s time to get back in the driver’s seat and get life to where you want it to be.
Be brave. Be courageous. Be grateful.
Strive for happiness every single day. If you can’t be happy right away, find something in your life that makes you happy and build on that. But always be looking to make every moment count.
Are you willing to jump? Write your answer below on how you will start making powerful changes in your life.