Showing Up as Your Full Self
I was reflecting on a happy time in my early 20’s. I was just graduating college. I was on fire. You know the feeling, one of those times in life when you are showing up as your full self and you feel how powerful you are. This was not a typical feeling for me in my early 20’s. I had a window of opportunity show up for me. But, I was afraid of letting go of the past and facing my future. There was a moment of hesitation and then I made my decision and took action. I went for it and it changed everything in my life.
Windows of Opportunity
I think we all have these life changers waiting out there for us, windows of opportunity, but we don’t always go for it. Maybe because we aren’t feeling particularly powerful, or maybe because it’s scary, or impractical, but I think it’s also because we have to give something up, which is really hard to do, even if the thing we have to give up no longer serves us.
The Price of Discomfort
Not only do we have to face fears to get through a new challenge but each opportunity we take advantage of will exact a price, it could be a relationship, a job, a career, an idea, or belief about ourselves. On the other side lies what could be, our potential, so exciting, and so worth it. (To learn more about moving through resistance and normalizing discomfort check out our coaching programs. I also recommend the The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks for further reading on breaking through to the next level.)
Go For It
I can definitely look back and see the windows in my life, the trick is being open to the ones that are right here, right now. Being in my power so that I’m brave enough to go for it. Look around, is there an opportunity, a change, something that both calls and scares you? What the price? What do you need to let go of? Be brave. Go for it.