What To Do When Your Heart Tells You To Do Crazy Sh*t November 22 2017
Well, the short answer is, you do it. If your heart is speaking loud and clear and you can feel the rightness of it in every fiber of your being, do it. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about why you should and how to get past the FEAR that inevitably comes along with it. Following your heart may be the most difficult thing you do, but also the most important. To fulfill our destiny is what will bring us ultimate happiness.
The why is usually the easiest to work through. Clearly if your heart is telling you to do something, it is out of your desire for a certain outcome that will bring you happiness. Of course, on occasion your heart will tell you to do something that will bring joy to others. That will always work out in your favor as well. However, there will be questions that pop up when considering the why. You may think you are being selfish or perhaps that you are not worthy. What I can tell you is that you are always worthy of the dreams in your heart. Always.
Now, the how is not easy, mostly because it comes with the most common dream-killer, FEAR. More specifically fear of the unknown, of change. You don’t need to be fearless in conquering the hows, but you do need to have the drive to work through them. Which is easier said than done. The best advice I can give is that you really just have to figure out the most basic of hows. The rest will work themselves out. Listen to your gut, find out what your first steps are and go from there. Don’t indulge yourself in, how is this ever going to work out or how will I be able to accomplish this? Don’t succumb to the fear. Face it. That’s how you get to the life you want to live.
I am going to give you my real life example. A few years ago my heart started telling me to do crazy shit! Like, really crazy. And it came with paralyzing fear. For weeks, I felt like my heart was pumping acid through my body and it wrecked my nerves. To be fair however, this had been building up for many months. Though I had been making steps toward this particular heart’s desire, it came to the point where if it was going to happen, I needed to make some major changes. My heart started speaking louder than it ever had before. There was no avoiding it. I walked around for days fighting all the reasons I should be doing this. The thoughts of unworthiness and selfishness came up, but mostly just plain thinking I’d really lost it this time!
It was a rough time. I was emotionally exhausted. But eventually, I had made my choice. My heart had never spoken so clearly. The path worked itself out in front of me. And as soon as it became the final decision and I made my moves to make it happen, I found peace. More peace than I have ever felt, ever. I am more calm and confident about the direction of my life now that there is uncertainty than when my life was stable and perfectly planned. I surrendered to the call of my heart and what I found is that, the more I surrender to life, the more control I have over it. That’s the crazy fun part!
On embarking on a new journey, I find more love and support at every turn than I could have ever imagined. I have moved forward into a COMPLETELY new life and I know that the risks I am taking far outweigh staying where I was comfortable. I am more excited about the adventures that are still to come than the life I left behind. I realized that just as carefully as I crafted the life I was living, I can do the same as I head into my new calling. Re-inventing myself but really finding myself.
I am excited to share with you the incredible changes that are happening with you in future blog posts. As much as I loved and sometimes still miss my old life, I know that so many more miraculous and amazing things are heading my way. I know I am worth it, I know I can handle it, I know I can make it happen and I know it will create change in the world. As I move forward, the hows are revealing themselves to me. Not that I don’t every once in a while have moments of panic, I do. I think, how are ALL my desires and projects ever going to happen? These are quickly replaced with the peace I have knowing in my heart that I am doing the right thing.
I am here to tell you that it isn’t the easiest and there are ups, downs, miracles and tragedies… It’s a roller coaster for sure. An old life is dying and a new life is being created. And it is absolutely worth it. Even when I get sad about what I have left behind, I know that moving forward is essential to living an incredible life. I see everything that is happening as part of the bigger picture. Everything, even the seemingly bad, is all in your favor. It is all in how you look at it. Just know that it is all happening for you.
The life of your dreams is waiting for you, are you ready?