“If you limit yourself to what’s comfortable — you deny yourself what’s possible.” – Dan Thurman
Going into this past week, my 6th leaders’ event with my company, I was unsure of what my feelings were and what else there was to learn. #justbeinghonest Truthfully, I’ve always been one of those people who get antsy. I don’t stay anywhere or stick to anything for long (my husband jokes he is shocked I wanted to even get married 🤣.) But for almost 7 years I’ve stuck to one job and have found so much empowerment and fulfillment being there… Until I stopped getting that same “rush” I felt before… And I couldn’t figure out what had changed…
But then… Friday morning, a speaker walked on stage and said things that let all the pieces, swimming around in my head, click in place. And I felt this incredible sense of peace that I’ve been craving for months…
IT IS OK TO WANT MORE.
I’ve been antsy because I had settled into this place of “comfortable” and I unknowingly didn’t like it. I, in essence, was denying myself what’s possible.
I’ve also always had an “all or nothing” personality. Where — if you’re committed to something you give it 100% or you don’t commit at all. Which I was truth bomb’ed this week to hear and understand is completely false.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO PLACE YOURSELF IN ONE BOX AND STAY THERE.
So as I listened to this speaker my heart started to race and I felt a lump rising in my throat because it was the verbal validation I was seeking that it’s ok to explore MORE. And that by me falling into this place of “comfortable” I had quite simply stopped growing — which is inevitably what causes the feeling of “I’m lost.” And after just 60 minutes — I found myself “found.”
Don’t get me wrong, I love the company I work for, and they’d have to kick me out before I ever left, but I think I needed confirmation that it’s ok to have “other dreams” and “other goals” and “other ideas” to pursue without guilt.
So I went back to my hotel room and started furiously brainstorming ALL THE THINGS I want to try, want to do, want to explore…
Life is too damn short not to chase ALL your dreams.
Ya feel me? 🙌🏼