Stop running away from your destiny.
It is going to catch up with you sooner or later.
And like a snowball,
rolling down a hill,
The longer it rolls,
the bigger it gets.
And the bigger it gets,
the heavier it gets.
And the heavier it gets,
The more it hurts when it hits you.
The hurt may be mental, it may be emotional, and it may even be physical.
Most people wait for a crisis to make a change in their life, a change that they have known for years (sometimes even many years) needed to happen.
It’s painful to confront unlived dreams, ignored needs.
You may try to escape it.
When problems hit in your life, you think you can solve them with information. Oh, I just need to manage my stress better. Oh, I could get a job if only I had a better resume, better interview skills, or networked with the right people.
There is nothing wrong with managing stress or learning some job search skills.
These things are beneficial, at the right time, and in the right situation.
Your soul doesn’t work that way.
Your soul also doesn’t give a hoot about “we all have to make these compromises, gotta pay the mortgage”.
Yes, we must be practical as well as fanciful.
But if you are unhappy,
and you rationalize it: “well everybody else has to do it, the economy sucks, I am lucky to have a job at all”
…think of that snowball, growing while you sleep.
You may ignore it, but you know what it is.
Will you be able to handle it when it hits?
It may sound hard to believe, but circumstance, even crisis, will stop at nothing until you are on the right path.
If you are not using your gifts, the message starts as a whisper, then a murmur, then a mumble, then a statement, then a raised voice, then shouting, then screeching, then breakdown.
Whatever will get you to listen.
You might be reading this saying, “What ‘gifts’? I am just an average person.”
Exactly. That’s how tricky the obstacles are. You will tell yourself anything to avoid the conflict between where you are now and those unrealized dreams, even to believe that you do not possess these gifts.
But there’s good news.
Self-awareness will give you greater “job security” in the long run. Not only that, when the inevitable challenging times arise, it will allow you to handle them better.
And this isn’t just about your career.
It’s about your life.
And you can start now.
You start by telling the truth.