I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be. For a long time, I would look for a my next role on job boards on line and think “I could do that”, “I could do that”, and yet, I couldn’t bring myself to apply to any of them. I knew I had developed a wide range of skills throughout my 25 years of corporate experience, but I couldn’t see what my next step was or how I was going to get there. I had no idea what I would do –or how to figure it out. The only thing was, I had this inkling I wanted to do my yoga teacher training. But how could I possibly spend all that money on yoga teacher training when I knew I didn’t want to grow up and be a yoga teacher! So I stayed stuck, unable to see a route forward and not going anywhere.
Then, I read the number that shocked me into action. The one that woke me up and made me move. The number that said that only 10% of my happiness is due to my circumstances.
Let that sink in – only 10% of our happiness is due to our circumstances. Have you been blaming your circumstances for your unhappiness? Have you been telling yourself you will be happier when you have that job you have been looking for, that new car, or relationship or pair of shoes? Have you been telling yourself you will be happy when this pandemic is finally over? Turns out that even if your happiness increases for a bit right after that goal has been reached, it will go back to the same level it has always been at.
That statistic shocked me into action, and I signed up for that yoga teacher training. I knew I had to do something different and finally ignored that chatter in my head that said it was a stupid idea. I did it anyhow. It didn’t matter that I couldn’t figure out how I would earn back that money -and it turned out it was the best investment I ever made because it got me into action.
If you have an ‘inkling’ about a change you want to make in your life, there is a reason for it. That ‘inking’ is your inner GPS telling you something and the sooner you listen to it, the sooner you will get into action, moving towards that dream you have inside you.
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