So you’re at a crossroads in your life.


Whether it be personal, business, job related, or whatever – you are there.


You are at the spot where the rubber meets the road.


The place of no return.


It’s time.


Or so you think it’s time.


Is it time?


Sure it is.


Don’t start to second guess yourself now.


You know – and you know you know.


But just in case you are thinking you don’t know – here’s a way to tell….


How to recognize it’s time to take that next step.


1)  When Your Little Voice Tells You To Look Deeper


You’ve been doing what you’re doing for awhile now.  Things are status quo and going smoothly.  You kinda like the way it’s all just unfolds predictably.  But there’s that little voice inside you that speaks so softly and wants to know if this is all there is.  The voice that speaks to you in the wee hours of the night…..and you just can’t ignore it.  You feel it in your bones.  You know there is more out there for you than what you are settling for.  


2)  You’re Playing Small And It’s Holding You Back


Let me tell you a story.  I know of this woman who dabbled in online marketing.  It was a new area for her and being a bit older there was a huge learning curve.  There were things about it that scared her….doing things she had never done before and learning about things she had no prior experience with.  She held herself back for many months thinking something or someone will come along to help her.  Now she was not a lazy woman by any means – it’s just that she let her fear hold her back from creating the lifestyle of her dreams.  


3)  Listening To Everyone Else Tell You How You Should Be Living Your Life


If you have been allowing other people to make your decisions about things that are none of their business it is time to take your power back.  But it scares you because you have been allowing this for so long.  What will they think? And how do you begin to get out of this quagmire you got yourself in – in the first place.  You know it’s time but where to begin?


4)  You’ve Made A Choice And It’s Not Working Out


In your mind you have failed.  And you are afraid to make another decision because you don’t trust your judgements yet if you don’t change your course soon it will get much worse than it already is.  I would like to congratulate you on your perception and being open minded enough to recognize things need to change.  You are surely on the path to success….but you can’t see the forest for the trees.


5)   When Being In Pain Is Expected And Negativity Is The Norm


Really?  Is this what you have aspired to in your life?  Is your mantra “I reserve the right to remain in pain”?  If so I strongly encourage you to take another look at your life and then look at some other people’s lives that you perceive are happy.  Are you jealous of their happiness?  Do you think you are destined to a life of pain and negativity?  


With that being said here are some ways to start to think differently and take that next step to your true authentic life:


 Don’t take mistakes personally, use them as a guide. Each new day brings an opportunity for something different to unfold, you don’t need to carry your mistakes with you. Remember, you are not your mistakes.


Life will give you mighty rewards along with the problems it brings. How you deal with those problems determines the reward.


As you connect with others, take the time to remind them of their brilliance, their strength, their value to the world. Maybe they’ll take the time to do the same for someone else.


Be honest. Are your actions and habits in sync with the vision you have for your life? Don’t wait for years before acknowledging you need a change in habit.


Don’t let anyone or anything take away your peace. Some people are a great drain on your energy and some issues take a while to be resolved. Avoid those who drain you and manage the difficult events always in faith that both issues can be converted into a better reality.


Sustained concentration of thought and action is usually the magical key to success. Maybe, just maybe, all you need do to experience greater fulfillment and joy in life is to keep your thoughts more focused on what you want.


You can’t change everything at once. Don’t waste your time and energy. Choose one thing at a time to give your attention to and meanwhile, cherish the life you’re living.


Don’t try and climb the mountain before you reach it. Focus on where you are right now, while you prepare yourself. No mountain is conquered without support, be willing to ask for help when you need it.


Resisting feelings that feel bad won’t make them go away. You won’t change bad feelings by waging war on them, simply allow them to flow through you and replace them with something that feels better, something that feels more like love than fear.


If your relationships aren’t so hot right now, look for things you can love and appreciate in others. Love is an incredible force, it can dissolve difficulties, challenges and negativity.


Recognize why you want to do something. This gives you a clue as to how to do it. Knowing why brings greater clarity on how you’re going to get it done. And if you get stuck go back to your original purpose. The why. It never leads you astray.


Silence isn’t always golden. People need to know you care, speak up. People need know when something doesn’t feel good to you, speak up. Silence often has a way of turning into resentment or disease.


You can’t hire someone to go to the gym for you and tone your muscles. You can’t get someone else to meditate on your behalf so you can become enlightened. Some things in life require your participation. Choose the things that really matter and do them.


They say we always hurt the ones we love. Don’t take your loved ones for granted. Never be too busy to give them the aspects of love that matter: appreciation, acceptance, and attention. Add kindness and consideration to love and you have a recipe for happy, healthy relationships.


Don’t make choices and then spend the rest of the time complaining. If the choice you made doesn’t work. Choose again.  Sometimes it’s a choice between two things, neither of which are perfect. The time you waste complaining today isn’t going to make tomorrow any better.


It’s no surprise that we don’t get what we want when the number of  ‘no I can’ts’ outnumber our ‘yes I can do it’, a thousand to one. Repetition is a convincing argument. It’s time to remind yourself on a daily basis of what you can accomplish. You are always becoming the living result of your inner speech.


Stop settling for life being a little bit better. You’ve been put on this planet to live your greatest life, be your most fearless self. Live on purpose, not by default.



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