Do You Feel Stuck?
Can you go back to doing a job, business or career path you already experienced - already passed through?
"I can do it better this time with all that I've learned!"
Why not? After all, you did it once before, remember? It should be easy this time around.
At the beginning the idea seems so clear. The steps you will take seem easy and obvious. Your reasons - primarily economic - for doing it pile one on top of the other. The ideas flow - so you get enthusiastic:
"Ah, of course I can do this!"
Putting together the basics you need to do the job or business or rekindle the career seem to fall into place so quickly.
But, when the "running around" is over and the time comes for you to actually share what you want to do with the world - you're surprised to find the "juice" you thought you had to carry the plan though has evaporated.
It's just not happening fast enough... It happened faster years ago! What's going on this time around?
The inspiration - the deeper energy you thought was propelling your idea this time around - was never really a part of it. Your idea was solely the product of your ego/memory of what you thought
you could do...
You remembered only that you could do it
You forgot the struggle you experienced back in the day. The necessary baggage of the experience.
This time it's different...
Whatever you were able to muster all those years ago just isn't there now. Your desperate rekindling of what you once had done years ago has left you surprisingly empty and at a loss of what to do next.
You really can't do it again, can you?
You sit there "ready to roll" with no energy to pick up the phone. Even the fear of not being able to pay the bills doesn't "motivate" you into action. What little energy you seem to have you spend trying to convince yourself - what you're trying to do is the "best" solution to your problems.
Or worse you occupy your time with things that you convince yourself keeps you busy and on track. But it doesn't.
Something is different this time around. What's different is you.
Who you were when this idea was fresh - somewhere back in time when so much of life was new to you - is now a well-worn dirt road that leads to nowhere... It's an idea who's time has passed in your experience of life.
There's no purpose to it now, like there was once upon a time when you traveled this road when it was new and uncharted... It was your past for a reason. Now, doing it would just be a temporary stop gap. On a deep level you have a problem with a "stop gap" don't you? It seems like such a waste of time and energy - because it is.
You can't go back
What you're trying to do is not who you are now... The trial and error or your life which has revealed a greater sense of your true self - isn't being expressed by your repeating who you once were. That part of your life - especially if you're attempting to replicate the same
It's become an idea that's draining instead of sustaining
But, you already learned that lesson, remember?
You can't talk yourself into persevering - not giving up.
Nobody has ever persevered without a foundation of inspiration to catch them and throw them back into the game. Inspiration is the pure feeling of knowingness. When you "know" - you don't have to rationalize. There is no next reason to keep going.
If you keep talking yourself into "knowing" - you've already lost. When you wake up in the morning and have to coax yourself into taking action - you're on the wrong journey.
When was the last time you danced, or sang, wrote poetry,
cooked a gourmet meal, beaded or made cookies?
When you express who you really are - taking the next step will be effortless, joyful and full of natural enthusiasm... And people will respond to you by wanting what you have...
The day you run out of excuses
is the day your life changes...