The Courage to Want More from Life

Are you in love with your life? Do you feel deeply fulfilled physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally? Is your business giving you what you need?

I ask because it’s really easy to fall into a comfortable routine that makes you forget you can have thrilling and satisfying if you choose.

If you’ve ever wanted more from life, and I’m sure you have, you know that you can’t keep doing the same old thing and expecting different results. Dressing up what’s stopped working for you in new clothes isn’t suddenly going to fill you up or meet your needs, so it’s time to stop pretending otherwise.

It takes courage to want more from life because you have to expand to meet your dream reality. If you hunger for a spike in your profits and earning power, you have to be able to see yourself making much more than you’re making now. If you’re looking to scale your business or explore something completely new, you have to be able to imagine yourself doing what you need to do to make it happen. Bottom line? You can’t have something bigger and brighter unless you’re able to feel yourself getting and sustaining it.

Before you can determine what you want, you have to get clear on what is and isn’t working for you in the area(s) you want to change. A word of caution: Please focus on one thing at a time so you experience lasting change, not a flash in the pan. You’ll find it easier to work on your business, then your health, then your relationships, and harder to tackle all 3 at once. Act accordingly.

How do you go about your inventory? Here’re some helpful questions to start you off:

  1. How do I feel about X? Why am I doing things this way, and am I willing to try something different?
  2. Am I still fulfilled by X? Am I putting in way more than I’m getting back, and is it sustainable?
  3. How do I want to feel about X, and what simple actions can I take to feel that way?
  4. Do I need a total overhaul of X, or do I just need a few tweaks?

There’re tons of other questions you could ask, and you don’t have to use any of the above if they don’t speak to you, but I urge you to keep it simple so you don’t slide into overwhelm. If you feel you need an extensive inventory, spread it out over a week or 2 so you have enough time to process what comes up for you as you ask and answer the questions that light your path.

OK, you’ve gotten clear on where you are right now and where you want to be. How do you bridge the gap? Through simple, consistent actions that take you closer and closer to your dream goals.

It takes commitment to want more from life because you have to expend effort to get where you want to be. You can’t scale your business just by thinking about it−you need to figure out what you want more of, how big you want to go, how much time, money, and energy you’re willing to invest to make it happen, and act on all that information. You can’t overhaul your diet by wishing you could eat healthier−you have to insert more fruits and veggies in your meals and drink a lot more water than you may be used to.

That said, be prepared for pushback when you ask for more of yourself and the Universe. We gravitate towards comfort, and growth is uncomfortable, so we have to stay focused when it’s tempting to slide back into old habits that won’t get us where we want to go. You have to keep showing up even when it gets hard so you can break through to the other side, otherwise your dream will remain just a dream and won’t become your new reality.

The courage to want more from life is the courage to push yourself to do better and not settle for less than you desire. Settling is stifling and saddening, and it’s not why you’re here. You’re here to shine, soar, and have a fabulous time doing it. Are you with me?

When you stop settling, you stop lying to yourself and pretending you’re happy when you’re not. When you want more from life, you become focused and intentional in your actions, and you cut out anything that drags you down or holds you back. Life is one big experiment, and if you’re not moving forward, you’re either standing still or sliding backwards. Can you guess which is best for your growth and fulfillment?

Will you let yourself want more from life? How does that look for you?

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