How are you currently living your life? Are you surviving? Or are you thriving? Is your life on hold? Are you living your dreams, or are you waiting for something? Take a look at the following statements:
"I've had a problem or challenge that's been around for a longtime, but I've never managed to sort it out"
" I have a pressing issue to resolve, but I don't know where to start"
"Things are okay for me, but could be better"
"My Life seems all work and no play"
"I think things would be great if only I had ________________"
"I feel isolated in my job but find it difficult to talk to colleagues in case they take it as a sign that I've failed"
"I'm hiding relationship problems because I can't share them with family and friends, as this would feel disloyal to my partner."
"I'm in a rut and feel too drained to get out of it"
"I've lost direction"
"If only my husband who change, we could be happy"
"If only my boss would recognize my work, I could get that raise"
Are any of these familiar?
If you feel like your life is like pushing a rock uphill - then you, my friend, are just surviving. Life was not meant to be lived like this. You don't have to work hard to be a good person. You don't have to give up your responsibilities to live your dreams. Just because you can't see the way that it is possible - does not mean that it isn't. You really can have everything that you want. That little voice that tells you that you are too fat, too skinny, too smart, too stupid, too ugly, too selfish, not enough of this, and too much of that... IS LYING! The cool thing about us (as humans) - is that we were made PERFECTLY - our innate dreams line up with our innate gifts! Whoa! That's right... exactly what you want to do is what you would be the best at doing.
It doesn't matter if you want to be a doctor, a mom, a rock climber, a dancer, a housewife or a guru. If it is your burning passion.. that little light inside of you that never goes out.. then it is also your calling! Now, I have a disclaimer I must give at this time.. It is NOT the thing that you THINK is going to bring your love and admiration. I see people all the time chasing goals to get the feelings that they so desire. It IS the thing that scares you when you think about pursuing it - It is the thing that you’re afraid to whisper, least it disappear. This is your calling – this is your wild and precious gift to life.
Live your gift. It is never too late. Start today.
Mindy Amita Aisling
ICF Life Coach,
NFPT Fitness Trainer,
OMA Certified Mediator
Mindy Aisling is a certified life and business coach in Bend, OR, exceeding all of the educational requirements & training set forth by the ICF.
She has worked with such organizations as St. Charles Hospital, Soroptimists, The Dispute Resolution Center, Olympic Medical Center, Americorps, and Juvenile and Family Services.
Mindy has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Bend Bulletin, The Peninsula Daily News, KOMO 4 TV, The Oregonian and many more. You can learn more about Mindy here.
Mindy offers professional, affordable online coaching to clients around the world, and local coaching to clients in Bend, Oregon.
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