Life Coaching Tip, As humans, we will often do just about anything to avoid taking action on the dreams that have been screaming to our soul, even if it means spending YEARS chasing an “adventure” that takes us away from our aspirations. But once we finally take the first few steps, momentum takes over and away we go!
Jerry and I have been hiking at different spots on the weekends these days, and last Sunday we visited a site we used to go many years ago when our kids were little. It’s a beautiful place with expansive views, high on top of rolling hills that overlook a curvy river.
Well, as you can see from this picture, there is an area on the trail with many, many steps that lead down to a river on one side and a creek on the other. Obviously going down is effortless because gravity helps out – but going up, not so much.
And this is what I am writing about today. I laugh when I think about it now, because something absolutely ridiculous took place once Jerry and I were at the bottom of those stairs.
You see, we BOTH had the brilliant idea of crossing the creek that morning, despite very frigid temperatures. We actually walked the bank for quite a while, looking for the best place to cross the fast-moving waters, defying all logic, until we finally came to our senses.
I’m happy to report that we decided against crossing, but it’s truly bananas that we were both thinking about doing it in the first place!
Later when I reflected on it, I realized that we were probably both looking for a way to avoid hiking up those stairs, even though neither of us admitted it at the time. As a matter of fact, instead we were framing the idea of crossing the creek as a way to add to our morning’s adventure.
A story of adventure is much more flattering than one of avoidance, right?
Oh, how trickster the subconscious mind can be!
And truth be told, the trek up the stairway was not even that bad at all, definitely not worth the energy we put into avoiding it!
This got me thinking about how we humans will often do just about anything to avoid taking action on the dream that has been screaming to our soul, avoiding the climb, even if it means spending YEARS chasing an “adventure” that takes us away from our aspirations.
But then, once we finally venture onto the first step, momentum takes over and up we go!
As a life and inspiration coach, that’s what I do – help my clients take the first steps towards their big, crazy dream, while developing a belief in themselves and all that is possible to keep them going!
And this typically means helping them learn to listen to their inner voice, trust it and gain clarity about what they are wanting. Sometimes it requires calling them out on the “smoke and mirror” ruse that their subconscious mind has been playing, distracting them with “noble adventures” that take them in the opposite direction of their dreams.
Can you relate to any of this?
Are you scaling the steps, ascending towards your big, crazy dream?
Or are you dragging your feet at the bottom, afraid to put your tippy toe on the first step, perhaps even diverting your attention in another “important” direction?
If so, don’t wait any longer – Connect with me!
That big, crazy dream was put in your heart for a reason.
As your life coach, I can help you develop the mindset to move forward, and then hold your hand as you venture up, one step at a time!