It’s good to  remind ourselves that we are in control of our own journey

Has it been a good year so far? 

Forget about the bad day you had yesterday or the day before. We can’t judge how we’re doing by a single day or two. It’s a given that we will have bad days. Even if we were “gazillionaires” living on a tropical island, it’s not reasonable to believe that every day or moment would be easy. It’s the sum total of what the days, weeks and months look like that matters. It’s how you see them when they are all spread out in front of you and then totaled up.

It’s time for a change when that total is in the red. When looking back at the days and reviewing the total give you that queasy feeling in your stomach. When you start to feel the walls closing in, it means you’ve reached the tipping point and you need to accept that it’s time for a change of course.

Deciding what that change needs to be is the hard part. Understanding that it’s needed, and must take place, is not.

When you realize it’s time for a change, don’t dread it. Think of it as an exciting time. A time for exploration and maybe even rebirth. This is the one time when you truly own the journey.

I believe we always know the right path to take, but fear often causes us to hesitate or ignore the path completely. I’ve learned that when I become aware of the path, that it’s best for me to follow it without hesitation. This guarantees that you are always navigating further towards your dreams with both purpose and passion.

I frequently repeat to myself, and sometimes out loud, two pieces of advice given by Steven Pressfield who wrote: “Trust the soup”, and “start before you are ready”. 

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