Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures: A fear of time running out.
Being a creative soul means that youre more impatient than most. You most likely walk around on a daily basis feeling an unrelenting feeling of anxiousness - a feeling that, no matter how hard you try, you cant seem to put your finger on what is causing it.
You feel impatient, but why? Why do you feel as if time keeps passing by and you arent comfortable with it?
If you go deeper into the impatience and anxiousness, youll most likely find a fear the fear of time running out before you realize your full potential.
The fear of time running out is a common one and especially if youre someone who knows you have a ton of creative potential to realize and express in this lifetime.
This fear is much more prevalent in your life if you didnt have the opportunity or environment to safely express your creativity as a child.
And, if youre spending your days doing something that doesnt feel creative - and doesnt feed your soul, well, the time running out fear is on overdrive.
Throughout the years, Ive coached many people through a variety of transitions but the common thread in all of these has been their career what they do, how they do it, and does it make a difference in this world is what their main motivation is.
Most everyone is striving to take control over their work and their life and want to feel more creative, independent and that they are driving their own boat.
However, many arent in a position to take the leap into a full-blown creative business just yet because they have a household to maintain, a family to feed, and bills to pay.
So, what do you do when you know that you put on earth to do something meaningful, creative and you also want your time to feel more free, independent and worthwhile?
How can you thread your own authenticity and values into your daily life, even if you arent where you want (or expect) to be?
It can be very frustrating to be in a situation that you dont want to be in whether youre in a job that you dont enjoy, or youre not where you want to be with your existing business, or your life just isnt what you expected it to be at this point in time. Just know that wherever you are, theyll always be a new level that youll be aspiring to.
With that in mind, have a look at the following 3 points to help you appreciate where are on the way to where youre going:
Your Time Is NOW: I heard someone say recently that contentment isnt about not wanting more, but its being happy where you are on the way to where youre going. This is so relevant to any stage that youre at in life. There is an underlying belief that if you achieve what youve always desired, then life will be perfect and youll feel fulfilled. Not true. We are spiritual, creative beings having a human experience there will always be something else were aspiring tono matter what level youre at. Remember, what was once your ceiling will eventually become your floor so learn to appreciate where you are and know what it is a stepping stone to where youre meant to be eventually. Again, contentment isnt settling, its appreciating where you are on the way to where youre going.
Clarity is so under-rated: I find myself consistently saying to clients, clarity is so under-rated. Most of us were taught that action and doing are where its at, but thats not true. Clarity and having a vision of where you yearn to go is so powerful. It gives you where you are now meaning because you begin to see that each step is truly a stepping stone. The thing to remember with a vision is if you know the how, you dont have a vision, you have a plan. Dream BIG and allow yourself to dream about what youd love to see happen and experience. Dream from a place of not acquiring or accomplishing, but from a place of desiring to feel and experience and youll be amazed at what will transpire in the process.
Know there is a plan for you: when you write out a vision as I described above dreaming BIG and not knowing the how, you have to trust that the Universe is on your side and will bring things and people and opportunities to you vs. you feeling like you need to make it all happen yourself. This is a hard thing to do especially if you were taught that doing is where your worth and value come from. Make a commitment to allow yourself to operate and dream and take action from a much calmer, serene, secure place and youll be amazed at not only what transpires, but what miracles happen that will you leave you feeling shocked.
As we get older, the fear of time running out becomes so much more prevalent, but realize that there is nothing you can do to stop time, and that no matter what you're striving to see happen, youll always want to aspire to be and do more. So why not be happy now and value and appreciate the now wherever you are because you'll need that habit in the future as well!
As always, it's your choice.