Do you like to dream big? Me, too.
I want 10,000 engaged email subscribers who love and share my blog posts. I want my company to make $1 million (plus) so I can provide good jobs to good people. I want to travel the world and visit 100’s of countries while I’m still young.
I want to do a lot of things I’m not doing…yet.
Sometimes I feel like I’m behind. Like I should I have a better job. Like I should have more, higher paying clients. Like I don’t have enough stamps in my passport.
Have you ever felt like you’re not enough? I think most of us have.
The cool thing is, you can use that nasty feeling to work harder. You can light a fire. You can amp up your drive to go after the next opportunity. You can hunt and hustle your cute little buns off.
And you know what? I think that’s exactly what you should do.
But there’s a catch. You have to show presence and gratitude for your current position if you want a chance at the next one.
Hear me out. I see a lot of people in both the yoga and corporate world who set lofty goals for themselves. They’re driven individuals who aren’t about to settle for less than what they know they’re capable of achieving. They want to be directors and CEOs. They want to max out every class and open a second location.
I LOVE that ambition and enthusiasm to get better and do more.
But what I don’t love? When those same people complain about where they are now. I can’t stand when people tell me their position is below them. It breaks my heart when yoga teachers feel unworthy because only 2 people showed up for class.
Instead of focusing on what they have? They focus on what they lack.
You have to find the balance. I believe you can be happy with what you have while pursuing the next thing. In fact? I think it’s the only way to truly make your dreams come true.
Here are some rules I live by:
Don’t move out of the city you’re in until you fall in love with it (you can’t escape yourself).
Don’t go looking for a boyfriend until you’re completely satisfied with spending a night alone, entertaining yourself (if you can’t date yourself, why should anyone else?).
Don’t quit your job until you have a new one (duh).
Potential employers, partners and communities can smell desperation from a mile away. No one wants to hire a complainer. No one likes a needy girlfriend. And moving away from your problems isn’t going to solve the root cause of your unhappiness.
I’m not saying you should settle. I don’t think you should give up on your dreams,ever. But I think you need to make peace with what you have to get what you want. You have to do the best you can with what you have.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Look for the good in your current situation. Write down 10 things you’re grateful for and why you’re grateful for those things, every day. Make this part of your morning routine. It’s part of mine and it’s changed my life! Give thanks for the springboard you’re on. It’s getting you exactly where you want to go…
I promise if you do this exercise…
Doors will open. Your passion and presence is attractive. It makes people want you. Now go show the world what you’re really made of.
Peace, presence & enthusiasm,
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