Over the course of my life I’ve read and studied many interesting and inspiring people. From performance coaches, to life coaches, inspirational speakers and spiritual teachers. Through all this, I’ve come to the conclusion that for an individual to make real change in their life there must be a strong desire TO change. This desire can come in many forms: an inspired drive to change our lives, but more often than not through a feeling of “I can’t take this anymore, I have to change”. This feeling of “I can’t take this anymore” typically comes at a time when life is not going well, not going the way we’d dreamed it would, or at a time when things are falling apart.
Some of the great individuals that I’ve learned so much from – Jacqueline Mary Phillips, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Dr Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, and my inspiring and amazing sister Nicola, all began making profound changes in their life at a time when life was giving them a proverbial “kicking”.
My life had always been generally, comfortable, loving, and prosperous. So, in my head there really wasn’t this burning desire to change. After all, life was pretty good, and making changes seemed a little bit like too much hard work. I’d come to realise that without pushing myself out of my comfort zone, I would never grow, I would never reach my true potential. As my life has always been ok, I felt lucky. However, who wants to settle for a life of ok?
Many people make changes and improve their life immeasurably at a time of hardship and trauma in life, but many more of us living an ‘OK life’ just don’t have that same desire. “Why go through the perceived hard work of making huge changes for a better life, when life right now is OK”. The real truth of this is that we all deserve to live to our potential and the tools that are at our disposal to enable this are staggeringly simple. The only thing that is stopping all of us from living our true potential are those constant limiting beliefs in our head that are telling us to “play small” in this life, to settle for an ok life. What thoughts are you believing, that cause you to settle for an ok life?
When we practice the SEJ, through a process of questioning our thoughts, we break down those limiting beliefs, so that our true voice comes to the fore – the true voice that encourages us to “play big” and reach our potential.
So, for all of you out there like I was, who are living an OK life. Let’s not settle for OK. Let’s play big!
Live in Joy!