Life is a glorious adventure if you choose to embrace it. Many of us sit on the sidelines watching friends, coworkers, neighbors and celebrities enjoy life with envy while we wish we could be doing the same thing. We come up with excuse after excuse why we can’t do it. Why are we standing on the sidelines of life?
Generally we have two real reasons:
1) You don’t really want what they have, you want the ability to have an adventure.
2) You are not willing to dream and plan to have what you really want. Instead, you believe it’s impossible and therefore it is impossible.
If a child says I want to be a professional football player. Most of us think of our favorite player making millions of dollars. What if this kid didn’t even try? Is this kid saying he wants to play football because its his passion, be rich or famous? Which is it? What path is he going to take to get where he wants to be. As parents, we brush off the dreams of kids instead of teaching them how to figure out a path to achieve their dreams. Then as adults, we assume everything is impossibly. Really we just need to be direct with what it is you want exactly and freaking go after it. Don’t just dream it, but go for it. Standing in the mud flapping your jaw does nothing but leaving you right there with wet, muddy shoes. You need to step forward. Not every step will be easy but each step will be forward and take you in a direction you want to be IF you are willing to make forward momentum.
Make a bucket list notebook. In that notebook, think of every possible step you would need to take in order to get to the goal you want. Don’t let the fears of the unknown set you back from creating your goal list. You can’t let things hold you back if you want the life you say you want, but you have to put in the work. Once you have your list created, and you have thought long and hard about the different steps you will need to take to achieve the goal on your bucket list, get to work. Not every step is going to be fun and rewarding. In fact, some steps will be messy and feel defeating, but if you keep your eye on the goal and keep forward motion, you will get there. I remember a time I started going after something I thought I wanted, only to find a new passion along the way. I had hit a stepping stone toward my goal that ignited something I absolutely loved. If that happens, that’s okay. Sometimes our end goals change. Regardless of the outcome you can do this! Before you know it, you will be living the life you have always wanted and the people in the office will be wondering how the hell you do it.
Stop waiting to live the adventure of life and to it now!