Imagine waking up tomorrow with a clean slate. No predefined roles, no expectations, and no well-trodden path to follow. Ask yourself – in that liberated state, what would you truly want to do?In the hum of our daily lives, most of us are ensnared in routines, often forgetting the dreams we once harboured.
We’re playing roles, ticking boxes, and quite frankly, many of us are simply going through the motions. But every so often, something stirs within – a fleeting thought, a niggling question: “If I wasn’t doing this, what else might I be embracing?”
This isn’t about discarding everything you’ve built or dismissing where you currently stand. It’s more about harnessing the power of ‘What if?’. It’s the gentle prod in the ribs, reminding us that we’re not merely products of our circumstances but powerful beings capable of change and growth.
We’re often conditioned to seek external validations – the perfect job title, the growing business, or academic accolades. But strip all of that away, and what’s left? It’s your core, your passion, your innate drive. Your ‘why’.
Corporate climbers, entrepreneurs, students – we’re all guilty of sometimes getting caught up in the narrative that society expects us to play out. But here’s a gentle nudge from someone who’s been there:
Don’t get so caught up in the race that you forget what you’re racing for.
Students, are you studying a course because it’s what’s expected, or is it what fires you up?
Entrepreneurs, are you building a business that aligns with your passion, or have you become a slave to trends and balance sheets?
Corporate climbers – are you on your own personal mission, or have you picked up somebody else’s mission along the way?
Here’s my challenge to you: Take a moment, breathe, and think. Reflect on those shelved dreams or that alternative path you might have once considered.
I’m not asking you to upend your life. I’m merely suggesting that you entertain the ‘What ifs’. Sometimes, even just acknowledging them can lead to small shifts that bring about significant changes.
Remember, our lives are not just the sum of our experiences, but also the culmination of the choices we make.
So, with 2024 on the horizon, are you ready to give those shelved dreams another look?
Maybe it’s time to shift from autopilot to intentional living.
Embrace the ‘What ifs’, let them stir your soul, and set the stage for a year where you’re not just existing but truly living.
Stay curious, always!
PS Today’s post was inspired by the powerhouse that is Luke Combs – in his thought provoking track ‘Doin’ This’ – check it out!