In a life coaching session yesterday with our good friend, Carl, we had a discussion about how Carl could experience more fulfillment in his life. Carl was a dreamer. He had a list of things that were wrong with his life. You might be familiar with some of these beliefs. They usually revolve around career or relationships. He believed that if his circumstances were different he could be happy. What about you? What are some of your beliefs that need to be changed before you can be happy?
If you have been a reader of this blog for a while you know the importance that I place on gratitude. I encouraged Carl to be grateful for where he is in his life right now and to be grateful for what he has and what he knows. I also encouraged him to be grateful for the challenges in his life. They have all contributed to who is now.
I explained to Carl that he could feel fulfilled right now…”Nothing needs to happen. Let go of your idealized future and pay attention to your circumstances right now.”
I’m not suggesting to just passively sit back and do nothing about implementing change into your life. The best circumstances from which to implement these changes and to move forward, are the ones you are currently experiencing, not the ones in the future which will never get here, since they are always in the future.
The only perfect time is now. If you wait for those idealized circumstances to come true you will be waiting the rest of you life. Take that step and
ENJOY THE JOURNEY
Mark Susnow, is an executive & life coach and thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection thoroughly convey this message to his audiences. A former trial attorney for 30 years, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. He is the author of Dancing on the River…Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within.