Seven years ago I had just returned from a three week vacation traveling across the United States with my husband. It was the trip of a lifetime. It was so important to me, that I walked away from a really solid job to be able to go.
When our trip was over, I came back to NYC having no idea what I was going to do next. But something really interesting and powerful happened to me inside the space of uncertainty. I actually had room to really think about it.
I decided to try my hand at doing something I had always wanted to do since I was a little kid mixing paint and filling propane tanks at my dad's hardware store; become an entrepreneur.
I signed up for a four week Women in Business workshop. Again, I had no idea where this was going to lead or what I wanted to get out of it.
By the end of the first evening, I was absolutely certain what I was going to do next. In no less than an hour, I knew that I was going to start my own women's empowerment coaching company. And the rest, they say is history.
Here's what I want you to takeaway from this true story.
You're not supposed to know what's next.
We play it safe because we're scared of the unknown. Well, being scared makes perfect sense. But maybe we should be more afraid of what we'll lose out on by playing it safe our entire lives.
Had I stayed at my very safe and secure job, there's a good chance I would be working there today. And maybe it would have been okay, but maybe I would have missed out on SO very much. Maybe I would have missed out on my true calling.
We all want to feel safe and comfortable and loved and protected, these are all noble desires. The problem is when we decide to play it safe when we know we're being called towards something else.
Follow what is calling you; whether it's a trip or a new place to live or a change in career or a new relationship. Follow what is calling you because this is the path to real power and growth.
Sometimes having no idea what you're going to do next is exactly where you need to be.
"I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity." - Shekhar Kapur
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