Have you ever had that feeling that you know there is more inside of you? That you have more to offer, more to experience, ultimately that there is a better “you” tucked away somewhere? That “inner knowing” can be exactly what we need to kick-start a process of change and growth in our lives. For many reasons, I love this inner knowing because it has a deep-rooted element of hope. Hope for a tomorrow filled with passion and fulfillment.
When we have hope the door opens for us to be excited of what could be. We get excited about the possibilities of our future. Have you ever thought about:
Owning your own business
Being the CEO of an organization
Traveling to Africa
Writing a book
Taking scuba diving lessons
Changing jobs or careers
These thoughts give us excitement of what our future holds as well as very key information of how we want to grow.
Another feeling that pops up is a sense of personal empowerment in knowing that deep (sometimes really, really deep) inside, you know you’ve got what it takes to make your life great. This personal empowerment doesn’t always show up when we are thinking of our personal desires, though. I notice it more in situations where it is up to me to make something happen for someone else. You see a need or desire and you figure out how to solve it. You know the times you’ve done things like organizing a community fundraiser for a family in need, having the speed and agility of an Olympic athlete to save a toddler before they fall off a rock, finding the money in your budget to buy your spouse a special gift, or working 60 hours a week to complete a project at work. When we feel that something can be better, we get excited and empowered to make a difference! It’s awesome! We have a purpose and we kick it into gear!
It isn’t always that simple, though, especially when that inner knowing is about your own personal desires and needs. This is when fear sets in, questions bubble up and suddenly that “inner knowing” doesn’t know so much. We start experiencing fear of not knowing how to begin, what direction to take or what the heck is that feeling telling you, anyway. How would this change your lifestyle and routine? What sacrifices would have to be made? We’ve all had the fears of feeling inadequate, looking silly for trying, and the possibility of failing. And then…we get stuck.
Over the last year and a half of staring my own coaching business and taking courses for my Life Coaching certification, I have cycled through all these feelings, sitting longer in some feelings than others at different times. Which brings me (finally, right?) to today’s blog and the core of my coaching: Embrace. When we embrace that inner knowing that there is something more powerful and authentic wanting to come out, when we allow that “knowing” (along with the unknowing) to be there, the answers bubble up, we have our Aha moments, our perspectives change and we make positive transformations in ourselves. And by doing this we open the doors, widely, for our loved ones and everyone around us to do the same.
This is a kick-off for all of us! Empowering each other to listen to our own inner voice, be comfortable being uncomfortable, open your doors, and allow the answers (and questions) to come in. Believe me, as your answers come, you will find the strength to follow them.
Thank you for following my blog, Actively Embrace, as I continue to grow in coaching you to “embrace the possibilities of your life!” As we enjoy our journeys together, please encourage everyone around you to embrace their best, too. Imagine what can happen!
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