I started this blog with the beginnings of my business idea, and I went on to thank a couple of people who have helped me get here. Now it’s time to start diving more deeply into what my createYES journey has been about. As I reflect on that, I realize it’s been about getting back on track.
We all have moments in our lives that are game changers. Some of these events are positive, yet still stressful, and some, well, not so much. You might call them stressful events whether they make you happy or sad. They could be pleasant events like weddings, travel, or moving, or less enjoyable events like divorce, car accidents, or incidents of abuse. These events have the power to take us off track if we are not clear on what our track is in the first place. These events are sometimes beyond our control, and sometimes the result of our own choices. Either way, at some point we realize, or finally come to accept what we’ve ‘known’ for a long time, that we’ve gone off track, and either way, we may not have noticed when the path started to shift; we only notice when we finally can’t breath because our faces have sunk too deeply into the mud.
Yes, I am talking about myself here – all of those examples are from my own life – but I use the pronoun we because we have all been there at one time or another, in one form or another. We’re human! Stress happens! Life happens! When it happens, what do you do? Do you stay there, down in the dumps – or do you get back up? I’d say you tend to get back up because you’re here reading this blog. In case you need a reminder, though, you do have the power to lift your face out of the mud and clean it up! It may take a while to really understand that and to implement all of the necessary course corrections, but it is possible! I know it took me a while. Maybe my story can help shorten your journey. That’s why I’d like to share my experiences, in case they may be of service to you – to help you go through it faster.
No matter how long it has taken you to recognize that you can’t breath – that you are stuck in a rut, in an uninspiring job or no job, in an unsatisfying relationship, in financial duress, in unpleasant solitude, or in a state of Life Sucks – you really are standing at the brink of breathing freely once again. It’s right around the corner. The shift could happen right now, in this very moment reading my blog, or there could be an insanely long dark corridor to navigate first, but ultimately, that corner really isn’t far away. It’s all in your perspective.
I do believe everything happens for a reason, and I believe it’s no accident that you’ve been drawn to this blog, and to this post. Can you relate? How often do you hear people say they need to ‘get back on track’? How often have you told yourself that? I have certainly told myself that before, but in doing so I didn’t always actually acknowledge the other part of the equation – that if I need to get back on track it means I’m off track. Seems simple, right? Not always.
Do you know what track you are on – right now? Think about it. If you’re clear that the path you’re on is the right one for you at this moment, then good for you! Keep doing what you’re doing! If not, then ask yourself this – “Am I on the right path?” Listen for the answer. It’s in there and it will speak up when you are ready to listen and hear the answer.