It’s never too late to pursue a new avenue. Conventional society says we should follow streets X, Y and Z and stay in those lanes for life. Even if we strayed from those paths at a young age, taking the proverbial road less traveled, what has been etched deep in our bones and deep in our cells, can still keep us from going from where we are to where we want to be, despite giving 110%. Shifting this stagnation out of our minds and bodies may take years, even decades, to achieve.
On the other hand, folks who followed what society deemed the “right” direction often find themselves lost later in life. Confused, frustrated, upset and feeling misled, they find themselves begging for something else, something more, something different. Decades of consciconscientiously created plans seem all for naught. The old “mid-life crisis” can truly seep in at any age. Instead of writing it off and attempting to turn away from it, we suggest tuning in.
In both scenarios, guilt, confusion and commitments can prevent us from investigating what is occurring, ultimately seeing a new path, then nailing down the pivot point. Pivoting is a scary move. Entrepreneurs must find ways to turn scenarios around on a dime, surfing each day every day. But not everyone is accustomed to that kind of upheaval or quick shift. Sometimes multiple pivots must take place before we re-navigate toward the direction that truly resonates with us. The avenue that screams from the mountain tops and echos, Hell Yeah.
If we find ourselves asking ourselves: What the hell is going on? Why am I so all over the place? Am I having a mid-life crisis? Am I on the right road? Am I taking care of myself as much as I am meeting the needs and expectations of those around me? Am I only focused on myself and actually pretty unaware of those around me? Why am I simply not stoked about my life? The opportunity to get curious about this state, investigate it, and gain understanding around it always exists
To find our way, we must first ask ourselves, "What is straight-up not working?". We then plow through the stickiness of the situation which requires strength, flexibility, great attention and the willingness to continually adapt to the current moment. Eventually, we emerge on the other side, with the opportunity to foster new-found spaciousness, allow, create new commitments, and pivot.
Drop any comparison to others. Notice when being too hard on oneself. Notice when not being hard enough on oneself. Zillions of people in their 30’s, 40's and 50’s on up have designed new experiences, new pathways, new businesses, new lifestyles, new communities and essentially lives they consider worth living. The choice is ours. What steps can you take to find your fresh version of freedom today?
It’s never too late. We truly have the freedom to change our minds at any time. If any of this resonates with you, our team is here to offer ways, both minimally and maximally exploratory, to tap into your potential, clear what stands in the way, and support your progression. Let’s après.