A friend of mine posted a question on Facebook this morning which lead me to another question which then lead me to this Gwen Stefani video. His question: Am I surviving or living? Good question to which I suggested going one step further: Are you surviving or THRIVING?
I think that if you feel like you are in survival mode, then aiming for “living” is already an improvement but what happens when you feel like you are beyond just surviving but you aren’t REALLY “alive”. To me, just “living” and going about my daily routine isn’t enough. I want to THRIVE. I want to live the fullest life possible. Be my best self.
This means going after my dreams, spending time with those I love, reuniting with my man who currently lives on another continent and doing the activities that make me happy (cook, bake, do yoga, blog). I always felt like Gwen Stefani was speaking to me in this video and I’ve watched it on a regular basis even though I didn’t really know what my answer was to “What you waiting for?”. And that is when I realized that not having an answer was the answer:
If I didn’t have a valid response to “What you waiting for?” then I shouldn’t wait anymore.
I shouldn’t wait to do what makes me smile, brings me joy, challenges me and allows me to grow. So there you have it, another insight to what brought me to launch this blog, do my yoga teacher training and quit my job in the corporate world. When I saw that my only answer to “What you waiting for?” was fear, I decided that was not an acceptable answer.
Is there something you have been waiting for? Are you satisfied with the answer to why you haven’t done it yet? When we decide that fear isn’t a good enough reason, it’s amazing what we can accomplish. Rock on guys and have a great day!