Feb 14, 2024

What is your number one regret?

Why is it a struggle to be our authentic selves?

Why discard the big dreams and goals you have?

Why is it that every study asking people on their deathbeds what their greatest regret in life is always the same thing, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” Why do we choose to live a life that is not ours? A life that doesn’t highlight the gifts and abilities that were bestowed upon us to make a difference in a world that so badly needs them. Instead, we blame, play the victim, get lost in hobbies, and hide from the life that could be ours and we settle for a much smaller piece of the proverbial pie.

What would it take for you to lean into the life you desire?

What skills would you have to learn?

What conversations would you have to have?

I know those questions conjured up fear and anxiety. I know this because they do the same to me. Over the last 20 years I have learned to lean into those questions and let me tell you it’s not always pretty. I have done it masterfully and I have also been a real piece of crap because I didn’t want to deal with what would come from leaning into the life I desired.

As Kent Dobson would say, “it’s dangerous”, to put ourselves out there and not live like everyone else. It’s also massively rewarding when we do. The rewards come in all shapes and sizes, and they always come in ways bigger than expected. Much bigger!

When you’re sitting alone and no one else is around are you proud of the work you’re doing? Are you where you want to be? Do you know the roadmap to where you want to go? Are you worth the risk?

Take 10 minutes and allow yourself to write answers to those questions. No right or wrong, just let your heart sing.