Who would have ever thought that a dream and a mouse would become the Disney empire we all know and love today. Walt Disney obviously conquered his “inner voices” by truly believing in his dream and making the dream happen. And BOY, did he ever make it happen.
Many of us have dreams of where we would like to be in life, where we would like to go. Some of us make these dreams happen and some of us keep on dreaming because those little voices inside our head tell us all the reasons why we can’t make our dreams come true.
Today I experienced a revelation: I now recognize my inner voice! This is my nasty negative inner voice that tells me “oh, you don’t have the credentials to do this” “come on, how are you going to make this happen?” “how would you even know where to start?” Are you familiar with this inner voice? Oh, I bet you are! We all have one. Some of us conquer it but sadly, most of us succumb to it.
During my first coaching session I was officially introduced to my inner voice and let me tell you, this voice is a powerful little bugger. When I dream my dream for the next chapter in my journey of life, this voice takes me from a creative high to a self-deprecating low in a manner of minutes.
In the wise words of my new coach, she told me “The universe supports patience and persistence; make peace with the process.” I can see this is going to be quite a process.
“You are powerful beyond your imagination.”
“You have created your life, and the good news is, if you don’t like it, you can change it. Remember, your life is created first in your mind, then in the world.”
– from The Passion Test
I love the Zen saying, “Leap and the Net Will Appear”. There have been times in my life when I’ve had to tackle difficult challenges that to some would seem insurmountable, yet with courage and faith I made the leap and that net did in fact appear.
As I approach the big 5-0, I have made a decision that I am going to live the next half of my life on MY terms. I will no longer be a slave to any vocation that no longer fills me with joy, or a sense of purpose. The beauty of this epiphany is I can do anything I want! The problem is, I have absolutely no idea what that is. It’s a though this is some kind of cynical test in the big game of life. You finally get to a place in your life where you are no longer trapped by financial constraints; you can ‘get out’ when you want to get out, have the ability to get out, but don’t know where you will go once you do get out.
I am ready to LEAP. I know the net will appear. Now I just have to find out where and what I am supposed to leap to.
Okay, I am at a crossroads in my life where I am asking myself many of these questions: “What’s next?” “Is this really what I’m supposed to be doing with my life?” I just have a sense that I was meant to do something else with my life (big or small) but have no idea what that something is. I am feeling “stuck”. What about you?
I have embarked on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention to try to find the answers to these questions plaguing me. And so, Project Reinvention was born.
So join me as I explore this new world of “midlife”. This blog is my way of sharing information and inspiration with other women who find themselves at this stage of their life. Hopefully my blog can help you (including me) get “unstuck” and inspire you to find that road to reinvention.
What you desire, you deserve.