So here is the thing: we know that life is happening all around us. More is happening than perhaps ever before. It seems like life is just flying by and maybe you're wondering..
What have I done this year?
Where is life going?
What's next, how do I want to show up for this last half of the year?
September is a time of change. It's when we begin to get the crisp air, the leaves begin to fall, and the weather begins to change or stay the same. Right now, I feel like the weather doesn't know what it wants to do. It reminds me of our lives sometimes when change is happening we don't know what to do. The key is to let the change happen. Just allow yourself to be in the process. It's time to do some self-inquiry of what things do I need to let go of in this time of my life. What are some changes that need to be made?
Allow yourself to embrace the change.
Embrace the unknown.
Don't get distracted by the noise of others or what someone else is doing.
Stay focused on the journey within yourself.
Stay focused on the transformation that is happening within you.
And you feel like you're all over the place. Take a moment right here and now, STOP, and ask yourself these questions:
What are your intentions (what do you want to create with your life today)?
What are your goals (short and long-term)?
What steps are you taking right now, in this moment to achieve those goals?
If you can't answer these questions immediately, confidently, and clearly then stop what you are doing, cut all distractions, and BE WITH YOURSELF.
What I have learned is that busyness and distractions can take you away from truly feeling, from truly being with yourself. However, many of us have still found or created distractions because we refuse to dive within. This aversion to going deep may be due to a number of things: not ever having been so reflective on Self, not knowing how or where to begin, a fear of seeing something we don't want to, or maybe the internal work or goal we want to accomplish feels frighteningly big.
How do I know all of this? Because I have been there. I have been on the frontline of being distracted then would come back to focus and wonder why nothing is getting done.
You have a choice right here and right now to not wonder why things didn't get done. Don't know where to start? The questions above are a great place to begin. Knowing your intentions, goals and the current actions you are taking (or not) toward them is crucial in figuring out your best next step. One step and one day at a time.
This is the moment you get to choose continued distraction, drama, and pettiness or maintaining focus to do the work you were put here to do and make a difference. A difference that only YOU can make. Because it is YOU that is here to make it!
Step into your calling,
Step into what your purpose.
Do the thing that will make a difference.
The choice is yours: more of the same or make the change.
What will you choose?