Should you risk it all and follow your heart? Now there's a question! For most of us the answer would be really simple if you knew two factors for certain:
If what you are currently doing will never make you happy and if you had an idea to make money, that was so brilliant, it was flawless!
You want to be happy and you want to feel secure. But you also want to have a life of real meaning. When you get to your grand old age and you relish your memories and don't live full of bitter regret.
I personally don't fear death as much as I fear being old and decrepit with my music still in me.
The fear of losing what you have worked hard for can paralyse you into not even thinking about the future. Yet there comes a point when you start to become ineffective in a life you don't love. The cracks start to appear. If you're employed, you start being over looked, or worse, you start to be a drag to be around.
There are some powerful questions that can get you thinking if this is the life you choose, or one you fell into.
1 - What are you doing when you like yourself the most?
This isn't want do you enjoy, but what makes you fundamentally LIKE yourself? I enjoy eating cake, but cake doesn't make me like myself. I hate the gym, but once I have been, I like myself for having gone. So these are more points of personal pride than what makes you happy.
External things that makes us happy don't tend to last. But the things that make us like who we are, have fed us and given us substance in a way that creates long lasting personal fulfilment.
2 - What did you want to do when you were fourteen years old?
When you're fourteen you still see everything as possible. So what did you want, before someone convinced you that your life and you are limited?
3 - What do your friends thank you for?
What use are you to the people in your life? What compliments do they give you? We really learn who we are and our natural talents when we start to see ourselves in someone else's eyes.
So this is the tip of your potential iceberg. If you want some clarity on some of your answers or would like to dig deeper with some fundamental questions, please join me on my free webinar: 'The one BIG calling - Know your mission and do it' - Free webinar With me -
Becky Walsh Tuesday, 8 September 2015, at 07:00pm GMTSuggest a correction