Twelve years ago I made one of the biggest decisions in my life. I transitioned from being a successful trial lawyer to what I do now as an executive and life coach and motivational speaker.
Do I ever wonder if I made the right decision? Yes and more than on just a few occasions. That decision led to where I am now. Writing “Dancing on the River: Navigating Life’s Changes” was another important decision. I refer to it as a decision because there were many times when I could have just abandoned the project especially when I didn’t feel that I was making any progress…there were many days when I didn’t feel like writing and somedays the ideas and insights weren’t there….but I kept at it. I was persistent because I had the end result in mind and knew how fulfilled I would feel upon completion.
I am so thankful for that decision. It was a turning point. Since then I’ve been excited about my life, yet I still wonder at times if I made the right decision.
So doubts are part of it. They let you know that you have thoroughly thought about what you are getting yourself into. That second guessing doesn’t add anything to your life except add to your frustration and stress.
Even though your past hasn’t been perfect, you have been successful in many ways. The past has provided you with the insights and tools to enable you to get you where you are now. You now have the commitment to get ahead in your life. You know that what looks like a disappointment initially actually just might be an opportunity in disguise.
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.