People are amazing.
Yesterday morning I sat, listening to someone who is at a fork in the road. Someone who is trying to decide what to do and is willing to take some big, hairy, scary risks to chase down her dreams.
As she talked, I saw shades of myself four and a bit years ago.
Ready to leap into something crazy, new, and adventurous. Ready to let go of what you think you should do and what is safe and go after the dream in your heart that won’t leave you.
In so many ways it seems like yesterday, but four years ago this month, I started my coaching business.
In reality, I had no idea what I was doing but I knew with every fiber of my being that I must do it.
- Does it look exactly like I thought it would? No.
- Was it as hard as I thought it would be? Nope – harder.
- Did everything come together easily and the whole universe conspire to make everything unfold for me? Nope, not at all.
- Has my definition of success changed? You betcha!
- Am I happy with my decision? Couldn’t be happier.
- What has changed? Me. Nearly everything about me.
The straight and narrow path of your dreams.
Here is something most people won’t tell you. When you start down the straight and narrow path of your dream, there are more twists, turns, forks in the road, options, and uphill stretches than you anticipate.
- They don’t stop coming. You just get better at navigating them.
My business has taken more twists and turns than I anticipated and it is a journey I am proud of. It turns out my sweet spot is not being Jillian Michaels mixed in with Oprah. Nope, I am Donloree and I have my own thing going, and if I get to be honest, it is rather fabulous.
If you’re standing at the start of a journey and your heart is screaming YES!, then go for it. Embrace the twists, turns, and forks in the road – the journey is helping you become you.
- Don’t stand there waiting for permission.
Just take it. Go for it. And don’t look back – all your attention is required on what is coming up as you live out your dream. It is going to grow, change, and develop – just like you. It is more than ok, in fact it is what is supposed to happen.
Four years from now, have a story to tell about where you’ve come and how you did it. Take it from a woman who is becoming an expert navigator on the path of living out her dreams — it is so worth it.