Life Coaching Tip: We all need challenge and adventure in our lives to feel inspired and alive. When you stay “safely” tucked away in your comfort zone for too long, feelings of restlessness and discontentment can set in. Are you ready for an energy boost? When you let go of your fears and reach higher, you’re going to love what’s on the other side!
When we were heading to bed one evening, my husband, Jerry, informed me that he received an alert on his phone that there were gale force wind warnings in our area that were expected to last throughout the night.
I rarely pay attention to the weather, but I feigned interest at Jerry’s report as I got into bed.
As predicted, the winds were fierce and roaring the next morning when I went for my walk by the lake. Although I hadn’t been exactly sure what gale force winds were, I had a much better understanding of their power after seeing them first-hand.
The walk I typically take is in a loop. I opted to start off on the path furthest away from the lake. The path was covered with debris—tree branches and leaves that had fallen from the overnight winds.
When I made it to the end of the path, a woman came around the corner that was closest to the lake, and she was heading in my direction. Her hair was whipping across her face, and her scarf was flapping in the wind. She looked disheveled and windblown.
“It’s much less furious on this side of the park. You may want to turn around,” the woman warned as she walked by.
Now, I must admit, her comment made me pause for a moment and consider if I wanted to change my course and double-back.
It was a brief moment though, because soon I was hurrying towards the roar of the lake and found myself giggling with excitement!
The winds were intense, and their pull was so strong that it nearly blew me over! The cloth safety fencing along the edge of the cliff had completely blown off and was no longer even visible.
I stood at the top of the bluff looking down at the huge waves crashing in while the sand from the beach blew up from below and pelted my face.
I LOVED it!
I was amazed at how the fury of the waves and winds lifted my spirits:)
There’s something about seeing the badass power of Mother Earth that gives me valuable insight and perspective—such a great reminder not to sweat the small stuff.
While I made my way back, I thought about how driven I am by challenge and adventure. I thought about how I NEED challenge and adventure in my life!
I know, in my heart-of-hearts, when I succumb to my fears and stay “safely” snuggled up in my comfort zone that I feel bored, unfulfilled, and blah.
This is one of the reasons many of my clients first contact me for life coaching. Despite having achieved so much in their lives—having most everything they’ve ever wanted—they feel restless, discontent, and drained.
They’ve often been playing it safe, longing for more, but pulling themselves back. They’re accomplished, for sure, but they’ve spent a lifetime trying to live up to other people’s expectations while putting their own dreams and desires on the backburner.
I get this. I’ve been there.
But after going way outside of my comfort zone and starting my coaching business in 2014, I now have the best job on the planet doing something I love—I get to help women shine to their truest potential and muster the courage to run into the wind!
Nothing lights me up more than seeing my clients give themselves full permission to go for it!
Okay, now let’s talk about YOU.
What are you up to today?
Are you nestled “safely” inside your comfort zone although you know you are capable of much more?
What if you challenged yourself to reach higher?
Let me remind you. You have only one beautiful life, and you are overflowing with a host of gifts and talents.
Don’t waste precious time on low-vibe drudgery!
Lean into the challenging wind—and with courage—take a step towards that exciting adventure that’s calling your heart.
For reals, my friend. . . GO FOR IT!