For a long time, I’ve felt a call to something bigger than me. To something that will impact the world for the positive, make a change that will impact lives and free people from lack, hardship and dis-ease. It’s what you might describe as a higher calling, but for me it’s just living life to its fullest.
You see, I don’t believe we were put on this earth as a random act of nature. I believe we each have a call, a higher calling, because there is something that connects us all together, the life force that sustains us and provides us with every day miracles of a beating heart, breathing lungs and a brain that thinks.
This connectedness that we can each experience calls us to do more than just make it safely to death. For me, it calls me to make a difference at an individual and a corporate level. To call out of others their fullest potential and help organisations to be an oasis of wellbeing.
But, is this an Impossible Dream? Is is a flight of fancy to want to make a difference and live a life full of doing what I love, of what I’m called to do, or am I deeply mistaken?
All I can do is speak from my own experience, after all to speak from someone else’s is an absurdity, because we only have our own experience from moment to moment. We are not our past or our perceived future.
My experience is that in my 20’s and 30’s, I was very anxious. I lived in fear of getting things wrong, making mistakes and being left all alone. Despite people’s reassurances, I would feel anxious most days and look forward to sleep, when I could partially escape the constant questioning and assurance seeking.
But, since looking in the direction of God, the intelligence behind life, and leaning into a better understanding of thought and how our brains process information, that is no longer who I am. In fact, it hasn’t been my experience for over 10 years.
I now live a life a happiness and freedom, embracing each day and discovering more about the game of life. I’ve created businesses, supported my clients to succeed and survived a kidney transplant thanks to my wife and family. I love life and feel contented most days. Sure, I have thoughts that go up and down, but I know they are just thoughts. They can’t harm me or change me.
Is living the Impossible Dream a fantasy? Not from where and who I am today.
Can you live the Impossible Dream? Absolutely. But, first you need to know what is your Impossible Dream and whether you are ready to make the commitment to getting their.
Here’s some questions to help you think about whether you are ready.
1. Do you wish for a life beyond where you are today?
2. What would that life look like, what would you be seeing, hearing and doing?
3. Are you ready to go on a journey of discovery that might change your perception about life and your inner potential?
4. Are you ready to make the commitment of time and resources to achieve this life?
5. What would you lose as a consequence of achieving this life?
6. What might others in your life lose and what might they gain?
7. Are you ready to look in a direction that might be wholly different to your expectations?
If you have considered the above and still want to pursue the Impossible Dream, call me and let’s chat. If I can’t help, I’ll happily introduce you to others in my coaching network who would be willing to explore working with you.
For now, stay safe, discover more and take one small step towards your Impossible Dream.