In the long pursuit of my ideal career or rather my purpose, I have often been advised that I need to focus on one thing.
As a creative person I find this a virtually impossible thing to do. Not the actually focussing of the task in hand but in terms of focusing on only one thing.
No way. Just NO WAY! I absolutely CANNOT focus on one thing. I have too much I love to do and am passionate about. Why would I ever WANT to focus on just ONE THING?
But I would consistently get distracted by my ideas or interests, become overwhelmed, more reactive and not actually get done the all things I wanted to do because there were SO MANY THINGS!
Again and again I would try to focus on finding that elusive ONE THING.
I have always known and believed that my ultimate career would be doing something that I loved. I have always believed that I can make great money doing so using my many talents and gifts. I knew there were many careers I COULD do and be successful at.
BUT I only wanted to do the things I REALLY WANT TO DO. What I LOVE. What lights me up. What makes my heart sing. What makes me feel ALIVE. What would impact others in some transformative way.
Vague but 100 percent authentic and in alignment with my gut, my heart, my truth.
Did I believe it was possible? Yes.
For me? I really hoped so.
Could I make it happen? Yes. I would do whatever it takes even if that meant struggle.
And so struggle I did!
But NO MORE! I am DONE with struggle. I am prepared to work hard, go all in and do whatever it takes but NOT WITH struggle.
Making the DECISION to let go of the struggle has opened me up to my true DREAMS; to knowing and owning them. Since then I have felt more flow. More belief. More confidence to continue.
Now I know my ONE THING to focus on: it’s ME!
Me and my MANY THINGS; my many ideas, beliefs and passions. Somehow I just have to make it work. I have to because it IS what I am here to do: BE ME.
YOU are here to BE YOU.
You are your ONE THING.
Go figure all that makes that ONE THING; what makes you, YOU.
It’ll be in those things you think you can’t. It will be in those things your tell yourself you’re not good enough. It will be in those deepest darkest secrets you feel embarrassed to share because they seem so unrealistic, too audacious. It will be in all those things that make your heart sing.
Admit it. Be honest with yourself and just admit it all; EVERYTHING you really REALLY want be, do, have and feel.
Then you can DECIDE to let go of the struggle NOT to have it.
Then you’ll know your ONE THING (made of many things!).
Then you can DECIDE if you’re going to go for it or not.
If you choose not to, just know it’s NEVER EVER GOING TO GO AWAY no matter how well you can rationalise the decision.
Do you really have the time to wait until you have enough money or more time or when the kids have grown up or when your career reaches a certain point or when you retire?
Can you honestly live with your music still inside you?
Let it out! The world WANTS and NEEDS to hear it.
It is time to decide to go for it.
BE YOUR ONE THING.
P.S. If you are ready to be your one thing then I invite you to embark on your PerMISSION YOU. I am putting together a programme to support you on your journey but I need to know what you need support with the most. What do you need to get started and to keep going? What is stopping you giving yourself full permission to go for it? Please comment here, PM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.P.S. If you are ready to clear all that stands in your way then join The Dark Side Revolution (a closed FB group) – a safe and supportive place for WOMEN only. I look forward to welcoming you on the other (dark) side. x