Choose Your Path
“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” – Brodi Ashton, Everneath
Choices matter in building who we are, the lives we wish to live, and the legacies we leave behind.
Are the choices you make in your professional life contributing to who you wish to be in your personal life?
Years ago, I left a job because I saw what it took to succeed by watching those who were already there.
In retrospect I could have and perhaps should have remained there at the entry level where helpful was looked upon more favorably.
But it was too many hours sitting down at a desk answering phone calls.
I didn’t know I wanted to be a personal trainer then, but I certainly knew I didn’t want to be spending so many hours, days, years, of my life barely moving.
Eventually I found a job that wasn’t so predatory and allowed for a great deal of moving around. Shortly afterward, I discovered the vocation. Then I discovered my Purpose.
With Purpose, I am stating what matters to me, how I wish to define myself, and dedicate myself to being an active force of change within my area of influence.
Purpose is the path I choose, the north star I follow, the destiny I write, the steel I forge.
Defining and living a life of Purpose is stepping out of the box of the comfort zone and blazing your own path.
I’m struggling with what to say next, how to say what it is I want to say without being dismissive of the lives others lead regardless of how empty they look to me.
I don’t like others to dangle carrots in front of me.
I don’t need the instant gratification. Don’t get me wrong, I have made far more purchases in the name of retail therapy than I care to admit. Quite a few recently. Likely because of the stress and pressure I have been putting on myself to actually grow.
Grow professionally, personally, emotionally, and physically.
Focusing on that carrot is great. Assuming you earn the carrot and that earning it isn’t dependent upon the whims of whoever holds the stick.
I’ve been considering a name change.
Finding your Beast doesn’t quite have the proper call to action I wish to instill in myself or my clients.
Beasts are too impulsive and emotional. They are a part of us, and we must accept and channel the power of our emotions and express them with uninhibited maturity.
That maturity comes with the Warrior—a warrior of focus, resolve, discipline, education, patience, and self-determination.
Find Your Beast may become Forge Your Warrior.
Who I wish to become and who I want others to become requires work, practice, discipline, and time. Time to make mistakes, learn from them, correct them. Time to think upon your goals, reshape them, solidify, and define them so sharp they will cut through the walls of the box life keeps trying to build around us.