Escaping From Life
I’m not going to sugar coat this one. Sometimes life can be hard. Situations can be stressful and create serious anxiety for you. Things often don’t go according to plan which is disappointing and frustrating. Our human experience is an emotional one and the reality is, we often have negative emotions that come as a result of the conditions around us.
That’s where I want to ask you a really important question: In the face of life’s stressors and strains, what do you usually do in response?
Many people feel a need to escape from their life. It could be consuming alcohol or substances to make you feel differently and numb the pain. It could be engrossing yourself in a mindless TV show that turns your world off for a moment. It could be scrolling on social media looking for quick hits of positive emotions to distract you from what’s happening around you.
Not to generalize or speak poorly about any of those things... There’s a time and place for everything... The overarching motivation to engage in those things is the more important point. Are you unhappy enough from your day to day that you feel a need to escape from life?
I hope not, but if you do, I want you to know that I understand. It’s not always easy. But I also want you to know that it doesn’t need to be that way, that there’s a path out when you commit to it.
The path can be a full 180 in life where you go from smoking cigarettes, or binge eating every day, to running marathons. It could also be going from having a nagging, draining boss to becoming their own. Many people have done it, which means that you certainly can do it too.
But no matter how big or small, the people who’ve identified that they want a change and took action to make it their current reality all followed the same set of steps.
First was awareness. They realized that they’d been tolerating in their life that they don't like, want or need.
Second was vision. They figured out how they wanted things to be instead.
And third was action. They changed the inputs and design of their life to generate new, different, and improved outputs.
As I see it, we’re in this 3-step process right now. Listening to this episode has given you awareness. You’re aware of the gap, and if it created a tension, hopefully you’re motivated to do something about it.
And that’s where I want to support you with the next two steps. Vision and action. If you don’t see exactly what you want from life right now, how can you possibly expect to get it?
Life change requires a clear vision, and many people are stuck in the day to day that they've lost sight of the big picture. That’s why I am inviting you to join me in a free workshop I’m hosting called “Visioneering Dreams To Reality” where you get clarity on the lifestyle, health, career, family life, and purpose you live in your wildest dreams, and then commit to tangible, immediate action steps you can take to get on the path toward achieving it.
Or not. The choice is yours!