Please note that Current of Life was previously published under the title: Living Your Potential
Last week I had similar conversations with two people:
A friend called to tell me that she is going to adopt a baby. Although she and her husband are in the midst of making a major geographical move – to a foreign country – they made the decision to adopt with clarity of mind and heart.
A client with whom I’m working recently completed a program designed to provide clarity on her next career move. She made some significant discoveries, piecing together her own inklings, and clearly identifying her priorities. She knows the direction to take.
Ahhh. Big exhale. The peace of making a decision that you know in your core is right. But then...
My friend confessed that no sooner had she started the adoption process than a flood of thoughts descended on her: the myriad of steps to be taken, the emotions involved, and various other concerns.
Similarly, my client commented that now that she knows what she wants, she realizes what she will have to do to get it: move beyond her comfort zone, keep motivated, patiently and persistently move ahead. She clearly wants to change companies, yet on days when she is not feeling so bold, these thoughts cross her mind: "Well, it’s not so bad here. Maybe I have it pretty good."
I shared the same insight with both my friend and my client: “Despite the emotional waves you may be experiencing now, you don’t need to question a decision you made in the light.”
In the Light
How do you know whether your hesitation is bringing up something
valid to examine or whether it’s just a fearful second-guessing?
If you can remember being clear at the time you made the decision and
if you felt peace of mind and spirit, then you made the decision “in
Trusting Your Clarity
Once you receive clarity, you must act with courage.
Keep your discoveries and insights in front of you. This might
mean posting a symbolic picture where you can see it, revisiting a page
in your journal, or repeating a statement of clarity, “What I do know
for certain is that I…”
“You can't connect the dots looking
forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.
Here's to you,
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