Do you have anything you LOVE to do and don’t? Something you wish you could make time for and don’t? You have lots of reasons why: work is busy, family is busy, you are tired, it’s expensive, you have to drive too far to do it, you don’t have the right supplies, the list could go on and on if I include all of the excuses I have heard from clients as to why they don’t do the things they love.
In those cases we are trading our soul for…what?
In some cases, we can temporarily justify it. We need to focus on our newborn children, a particularly demanding project at work, a family or financial crisis. But those situations are temporary. We trade our soul when we allow addiction to those short bursts of stress and they become habitual and then begin to feel easier than actually pursuing what we love.
NOTE: If what you love is the constant drama of crisis, we aren’t going to go there. Go away, I don’t need that kind of crazy in my world – and truth be told, neither do you.
On my mind lately has been my love of writing. I love to write, love it. Loved it since I was a child; starting my first “dear diary” entry around 3rd grade. So why do I deny it?
I can pull any number of excuses from the list above and tell you why they’d work for me in case against writing. But that is all they are, excuses; and you know what they say excuses are like…
My commitment to me right now is to release the limits of excuses today. I’m embracing my love of writing now.
Your Living Dangerously Challenge:
I challenge you to consider what you love and deny yourself. Go through your excuses one by one and ask yourself when they expire. Be bold, write them down and give them an expiration date. Celebrate their expiration and launch yourself into your love with abandon.
Release Limits, Embrace Life, Live Dangerously
Jennifer Murphy is a coach, teacher, mentor and leader at No Limits Life where she partners with the closet creatives, aspiring adventurers, and repressed rebels to move beyond expected success to create the kind of fulfilling life they crave. To learn more about Jennifer and her team visit www.nolimitslife.guru