We were 45 minutes into our coaching session when this little gem of a moment happened.
(A tiny dose of backstory.)
She's struggling to figure out her next career move, she's sick and tired of feeling like she's always jumping from thing to thing.
We detailed out the pro's and con's of the current state she's in. We talked about the career moves she's made in the past. We talked about the role her career plays in relation to being a mom and wife.
We talked about her fears and doubts and hopes. We talked about what scares her the most about the people who are judging. We talked about pretty much everything.
Then 45 minutes into the call she busts out, "What I'd really love to do is X,Y,Z."
By peeling back all the layers and looking at all the angles she was able to see that "what she really wants to do is [this]."
And there it is; sitting bold and clear, the truth she hasn't allowed herself to see.
She's known all along what she really wants to do, but her fear and doubt has kept her in hiding.
We say we don't know, we say we're scared, but our uncertainty and our fear aren't really the problem, it's always about feeling worthy.
Living the life you really want; I'm talking about the one of your dreams, undeniably comes packaged with lots of blood, sweat and tears, but listen closely because here's the thing...there's far less tears and sweat and blood in going after what you really want than there is in spending your life fighting against who you really want to be.
So the next time you find yourself thinking, "what I'd really love to do is [fill in the blank];" take what you're saying seriously. There's magic inside your clarity.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver