If you feel like something is missing, than it is.
I recently ran into someone who asked how my marketing career was going. I said, “Oh, I am not doing that anymore. I am a Life Coach.” They said, “Really?! Cool, what made you get into that?” I responded, “Well, I was depressed for 15 years and it took losing my dad to wake up and start living.” This person looked at me stunned and speechless for a moment. He then said, “Tell me more!”
So I gave him the quick synopsis of my battle with depression…how I was in and out of treatment…on and off lots of medications…and how my dad’s death saved my life. I said, “I found the light at the end of the tunnel and I want to share it. Too many people wait until their loved one’s are dying to start living.”
I noticed this man was hanging on every word I was saying. He wanted to hear more. I finally asked, “What’s going on?” He said, “I feel like I was supposed to run into you today. I am almost 40 years old, I have an amazing wife and kids and a good job but I feel like something is missing. I feel stuck. I feel like there is something more for me.”
I responded, “Well, there is.”
This gentleman and I talked for another ten minutes or so about finding your passions and living your purpose. He was intrigued by all of it but just didn’t see how it was possible. He responded with some of these common objections: “I have no money or time to pursue my passions, ” “There is no way it is possible, I have a family.” or “People wouldn’t support me.”
If you feel like you are missing something in your life, than you are. Plain and simple. If you feel like there is something more for you, than there is. There is not a lot to this. If you go through your day feeling like you are wasting your talents, than you are. Your spirit is trying to wake you up. It’s saying, “Come one, let’s use these gifts we have and start experiencing the world.”
So many people feel like they are “stuck”…like they have no other options. Take it from experience – you do. It’s pretty amazing what happens when you find out your days are numbered. The minute you hear, “Your father has cancer” your entire perspective on life changes. When my dad got diagnosed he took it like a champ. He said, “I have no regrets, I have had a great life.” Could you say that? I know at the time, I sure couldn’t – but I can now.
After he died, I found my purpose and I am living it. You are not stuck. You do not HAVE to be doing anything you do not want to. The only limits on you are the ones you set on yourself. You don’t live once, you die once. – you get a chance to live everyday you get. You just have to decide to do it.