I heard this quote recently that really struck a chord…..
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we had planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
Unfortunately for most of us, we are conditioned (brought up, encouraged, bombarded with messages to suggest this is the way) to believe that we should plan our life, and follow that plan, in order to be happy.
What I have realised recently is that this is NOT the way to find true happiness. In fact, this way is a sure fire path to getting stuck in the grind of daily life, constantly striving to get ahead, to have more, to be more, sometimes just to ‘get by’.
We believe that if we just got a better job, or earned more money, or lived in a better house, or had a new car or…. or……. or……. Well GUESS WHAT?
Living like this usually means we are CONSTANTLY feeling unfulfilled and never TRULY happy. I know because that was me!
It wasn’t until I followed the advice of the above quote – which I hadn’t heard at the time, but in hindsight I realise that is what I did – I let go of the PLAN I had for my life and followed my heart and my dreams and I am now on the path to feeling 100% fulfilled, and truly HAPPY.
What I realised letting go of the plan does, is create SPACE in your life for your heart to guide you, and for you to get back in touch with your dreams and your ideal life.
Interestingly, my life now looks NOTHING like the plan I had for it when I was back at University. And the BEST thing is, I am LOVING EVERY MINUTE.
So my questions to you are……..
Are you willing to let go of the life you had planned?
Are you willing to throw caution to the wind? On the possibility that your BEST life is waiting for you out there, and is NOT part of your plan?
Are you willing to get uncomfortable?
Are you willing to take a chance?
Do you want to find TRUE happiness in this lifetime?
If so, I would LOVE to hear from you, as I may be able to help you….. ?
Jenn Turnham | Motivational Speaker | Transformational Coach