Are You Dying inside?
Do you feel like you could do your job with your eyes closed? Stuck going through the motions because each time you start to consider any other possibility that would feel more purposeful, impactful –heck FUN– you can’t imagine starting over? How would you make as much money? What would you actually do? Before you know it, you’re right back where you’ve started; only this time you might be convincing yourself, “It’s not so bad. The hours are okay. The pay is good…”
This is what I call unconscious living. And as a result, parts of us start to feel unfilled because we’re living in mediocrity.
In service to helping my CWM community, I got to the point where I felt like I was dying inside. I had hit a glass ceiling in my career and wasn’t making the impact or living on purpose in the way I had dreamt about. You might be thinking, “what dreams?!” Exactly?! My dreams had slipped away because I was choosing to live unawake, unengaged, and out of alignment. Maybe you can relate. Or maybe you’ve experienced justifying these feelings because other areas of your life you do feel completely alive and awake – your marriage or your role as a mother seem perfectly in tact.
Now what? You’re dying inside and, with a snap of a finger, another year will go by. No more “fake it until you make it” attitude.
Here’s a secret game I use to play to help me wake up and start to get real clear on what it is I want and how it is I want to experience my life. I always knew time was precious and I wanted to live BIG, otherwise what was the point? “Go big or stay home,” is what an old sales boss use to tell me when I was 20 something.
So, I would write out my obituary just as I wanted to read it. This might sound silly, but when you read it out loud something powerful happens. You’ll see. I don’t want to spoil it, so I’m asking you to trust me.
15 MIN EXERCISE TO WAKE YOU UP
Take out a piece of paper.
Set timer for 15 minutes
Writing assignment: Write your obituary from the place of how you want to be remembered.
Consider these questions:
What kind of impact do you want to leave?
How do you want to be remembered?
What are the qualities people would use to describe you?
It is from this place, I’m inviting you to take stock in how you’re experiencing your day. Your life, your career, and trust what comes forward.
For me, I couldn’t believe what I found on the other side. A sense of freedom, empowerment, ease, impact, creativity, prosperity, and joy that I didn’t think was possible.
In support of your own awaking and experiencing the fullness of your life,