(and how I wasted all my money trying…)
Ah, I think this one sounds so cliché and the same time, almost no one really gets it. I think it’s because we overlook the tricky part of creation in it and jump straight to desire.
You know, you can go like: “Yeah, I want to quit working, spend my days on the beaches of this world and own a Tesla, a penthouse [arbitrarily continue list] … but this isn’t possible anyway, because X.”
Now, I don’t want to tell you that’s not true and all you need to do is having to believe in it enough. Rather I invite you to
a) check in with your desires and whether you really 200% do want to set out and create what it takes to fulfil them.
b) Whilst also enjoying the creation!
c) Whether this includes potentially doing things you can’t imagine doing ever right now, because you’re too scared, or they’re “just not you” etc. and doing them anyway.
A very personal bit of my own story there: One of “my things” used to be “make a living from coaching”. I’d inherited some money, which gave me ample enough space to create this, and I really, really, really, so very much wanted this. Or so I thought! What I ended up with was a slowly dwindling pile of money, me totally panicking about this over a long, long time, thus fretting over each single one of my moves. On top feeling lonely and desperate. Nope, not imagined to end up like this, for sure.
While I might had point a) fulfilled, I was far from b) and c). And oh, it’s so much easier to dream about things you desire than to go out and do the necessary work every single day AND enjoy the process of doing what it takes.
I have now ended up with a part-time engineering job. Mind, this doesn’t mean I gave up any of my dreams as a coach. I’m actually much closer to them, because I not only take so much from a different inner approach towards having a day job, but also the pressure is gone and I’m free to play the coaching game. Step by step.
What I want you to take away from this:
1) It’s fucking difficult!!! We only ever hear from those it’s been easy for, the lucky ones. Or they might say “Yeah I fought lots and it took me years” in a side note, and we don’t HEAR it.
2) BUT ALSO: It’s fucking possible!!! Of course, you can play for luck. But why not do the solid thing, set out and do the work instead? Let me know what keeps you from doing it <3