In order to move forward change is required. It often includes a high dose of fear and excitement too. I caught up with a wonderful friend on the phone today who I met through the 2012 Belize yoga retreat. I let her know some things I haven’t shared with too many yet about where I am now and where I see myself going in the year ahead. It felt wonderful to share with someone who I knew would understand in some ways. Her feedback “In order to move forward change is required” and everything else she said made complete sense. We also discussed how the fears that surround great changes also bring excitement at the same time. Opportunities are usually filled with both fear and excitement. You choose what to focus your energy on.
As I sit here with a cup of homemade coconut chai latte I feel grateful and happy after sharing a few of my dreams and goals. Hearing it out loud and listening to feedback made it feel even more real. I’ve invested a whole lot of time, money, and heart into what I do for a living and having worked for myself for the past 13 years I’ve confronted the ups, downs, and changes of running my businesses. It’s the ups and downs that have made me grow as a business person and also in my personal life. Change becomes your greatest teacher, but only if you choose to look at it and learn from it. Starting a new company is not easy, but when you are passionate and believe in what you are doing it’s oh so worth the rewards. I have come to a turning point where it’s time for me to move forward and grow. It feels like somewhat of a difficult decision at times yet it’s really an easy decision because it feels like the right thing to do. Even putting this in writing tonight and reading it as I go feels like a step forward. It becomes more and more real.
I’ve learned to embrace the impermanency of parts of my life and the opportunities that come my way. It’s important to acknowledge change rather than approaching change from a place of resistance. I am never stuck in something and when I allow my intuition, goals and passions to drive me I will always move forward. Acknowledging this out loud today with my friend and in writing tonight was a big step. If I could predict the future (which I can not) I would say that I believe a lot is about to change in a very short period of time. Embracing change and creating new opportunities has brought strength, courage, and believe it or not more inner peace into my life. I welcome the change, opportunities and challenges. I look forward to the experiences ahead. I know it will be my newest teacher.