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Here’s to 2015!
The husband and I usually attend a New Year’s gathering at a friend’s home, but this year, due to work obligations, the party was a no-go. It actually worked out well for us as we sailed back into town late Tuesday night, so by New Year’s Eve, we were pretty zombie-like anyway. The husband and cats were asleep on the sofa at about 9pm, and I made it all the way to 10:30! Whoop-whoop!
During our holiday road trip, I took some time here and there to map out how I want my 2015 to feel. (If you are a big “feel-er” and have yet to discover Danielle LaPorte’s work, you MUST check out her unique method of goal-setting.)
I have spoken about creating a life map in a previous blog, and since last year I have made some tweaks to create a process that feels more me, that taps into my inspiration and core values.
Anyway, back to the road trip part…
I don’t know what I did without GPS. Actually I do. I stayed small.
I think about my college years in the early 90’s. I was in a new city and still relied on paper maps to figure out where things were. Because I am not the best navigator and have a limited sense of direction, I let fear dictate where I adventured to. I was terrified of getting lost.
Reflecting back, this was a pretty dumb fear as I could always stop and ask for directions. But at 19 and being out on my own, per say, the world looked huge and was very intimidating. Therefore, I kept it safe and didn’t move much from my local comfort zone.
This meant I turned fun and exciting activities down out of fear of getting lost. Talk about depressing!
Today, this whole fear of getting lost thing is totally a non-issue thanks to the invention of GPS and smart phones. Don’t get me wrong, I am still a pretty sucky navigator and get confused which direction the blue dot is going on the map. I make many a U-turn along the way and can pretty much anticipate when Siri is going to say, “redirecting”.
The husband especially loved my navigational limitations when we got lost somewhere between New Jersey and New York and I said, “left, no right, wait, I can’t tell which way the blue dot is moving”.
I can just imagine the loving words the husband muttered under his breath as he pulled over on the side of the road many-a-time to take control of the phone. (And this is the part where I cheerfully chimed in, “I’ll drive, you navigate”!)
Plus, when Siri tells me to head east, mid-day, on a certain road, my eyes glaze over and I tell her for the gazillionth time that I don’t know which way is east. She doesn't get it.
Anyway, regardless of my blue dot affliction, I can now safely maneuver the streets on my own, and I don’t have to stay small anymore.
Think about your own life. In what areas are you letting fear keep you small?
Is it a dead-end job? A bad relationship? Setting boundaries with others? Going back to school? Or physical health problems?
Regardless of your situation, there is a tool called Tapping that can be your GPS. It can help you safely navigate through the bumpy and windy roads so you can finally do the things you want to do.
Start 2015 out on the right track! Get 4 sessions with me. We will figure out the why behind your what, and then get rid of the fear so you move forward on your desired path.
No wait, stop, go left.