It takes the time it takes…..
Great Ted talk to go with this blog
I’ve been on a wee journey the last few years, and I don’t mean round the world!!
It’s been a journey into self, one that has lead to some discoveries - some not so good ones, some great ones and then just some…..
It has been an adventure, filled with tears and laugher, highs and lows, numerous books read, videos watched, coaching calls, feedback, conversations and blogging (nearly 4 years I’ve blogged on and off !!!.).
Overall it’s been great - I got lost a few times, went down some slippery slopes that I had to clamber back from, been flying high and happy as can be, only to come crashing down!!
I have stayed somewhere in the middle too which to be honest can be a tad boring! AHA which is why we (I) create some drama to spice things up a bit….
“I’ve been waiting for you to wake up/ see it / embrace it /
it’s taking a while / realise your potential
I wish I had someone pushing me along quicker”….
Now you want to know how this made me feel???
Like I was doing it wrong, had no idea, was stupid, hadn’t learned anything, and each time it took a while
before I could go - “erm F**k you” it will take the time it takes.
And maybe on my death bed, I’ll still be taking my own sweet time -
and at the moment - I’m ok with that.
After finishing reading “The Subtle art of not giving a f*&k” which I found a highly engrossing book, I realised I cared too much about things that actually don’t matter that much to me! Doh. As I read I reflected on what was important to me - what I do give a f*&’ about and well also what I don’t.
but it was said differently in a way I went ‘oh i get it” language
that worked for me (yes the f word….)
Now had I read the book a few years ago I might not have gone “AHA” - who knows, but I do believe the lessons come to us and sink in when we are ready - trying to rush someone to get there is not about them but about the one doing the rushing.
I re-read some things I’d written a while ago, about life and what I’d ultimately like and the Universe really is sending me clear messages for it. I’ve just sort of ignored, put it to one side, swept it under the carpet and then it pops back up again.
In the past I truly don’t believe I was ready to move on with it, lack of belief in self. not having the support system, being scared - whatever the reason I put it to the side. But it doesn't mean it’s not there floating around me..
Does that make sense to anyone out there??
Sometimes yes you do just have to jump in and go for it, other times a bit more planning and thought is required! I’ve rushed many things in my life and still do, I’m learning what things are good to and what isn’t….
A big thank you to all those who have helped me along the way (whether they rushed me or not!!!), to the lessons I have re-learnt in new ways, to mistakes I’ve repeated, and to my ability to keep moving forward.
It will take the time it takes and along the way I’m enjoying my round the world journey!!!..
How’s your journey been??
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