Wednesday, January 04, 2012

What if...

What if you could make a big bold plan, start moving forward and everything in your plan came true. Would you still do it?

You know those nice little platitudes that say "What would you try today, if you knew you could not fail?" I've read that. I thought about that. And I didn't do anything. At times, I've held back because the consequences of succeeding seemed more frightening than the failure.

We've got big changes afoot around here. We started talking change back in October. We got serious in November. I kept saying, "If you could do ANYTHING you wanted to do, what would it be?" The answers surprised us, amused us and at times have stopped us cold in our tracks. But we did not give up.

We made a dream plan. It looked good. Then we added to it. We dreamed and we dreamed bigger. Than we added to it. We dreamed as if we had no limits. And now each thing we have planned is coming true.

I'm not saying we dreamed we'd won the lottery or became members of Britain's Royal Family. We had a sense of scale to this plan. At the heart of the plan was the core dream, "I want to be happy. I want to enjoy my life," and we circled out from there.

Part of our big plan involves reductions. Realizing what inspires us and what holds us back. Shedding things and attitudes that weigh us down so we can move through our lives lighter and faster.

I know you are expecting some big reveal of what our plans are, and I apologize, not today. Probably not this month. This month is filled with work and tasks and details. At times it's all so overwhelming i can't breathe, but then the adrenaline kicks in and it all comes together.

I feel like we've been sitting back and watching life, a little too comfortable for a little too long. I am ready to feel a little fear, enjoy a lot of joy, give back to those around me and define MY life on My terms.

So far, so good.

What if you could change your life right now? Here's a newsflash, you can. We are.


jason said...

My fingers are crossed for you.

and I'm inspired now!

Jules said...

Beautiful! Inspiring too. I know this might seem small, but I did something today I've always wanted to do and never had the guts to. Hot Yoga. I feel like I'm on the brink of a life change now too... at least in the sense of health. Bless you both on your journey towards fulfillment!