If you are going to use the R word use it this way. Right ON!
I was talking to a woman yesterday it was the eve of her 59th birthday. Positively radiant she stood eagerly beside the launch pad of Life Part II. She had a burning desire, a dream and a plan. This was only a brief stop, designed to reevaluate the plan (one more time) to determine if this was indeed the right time to start.
“YES!” I enthusiastically offer.
“But,” she began.
Uh-oh….I knew what was coming.
“How do I know for sure this is the right time? WHAT IF it isn’t the right place to start?”
I could feel my heart begin to sink.
Her heart driven, well thought out, fabulous plan was running the risk of getting stuck in right-ness before it even began. She was clearly headed to rational, logical, right headed thinking. As humans we strive for right-ness ….to do things the right way. We want to secure guarantees that we’re indeed on the right course. It’s just our nature.
I going to take a big leap here and say…..
Please just START. Go right into action!
What’s the worst that can happen? You need to make a correction. You recalibrate.
Still want some assurance?
OK. Consider Apollo.
Did you know that on its way to safely landing astronauts on the moon the miracle of modern engineering that was the Apollo rocket was actually on course only 2-3 % of the time? Which means that for 97% of the time that Apollo was travelling it was actually ‘off’ course. If we follow the same math we humans are destined to be ‘rightly’ on course 10 days per year.
Lesson 1 – Allow yourself to feel a little off course…it’s alright (even advisable)….what seems like opposition or misfortune could lead to even greater places than you’ve envisioned.
Lesson 2 – Commit to the path and let the journey unfold.
Lesson 3 – Trust your heart.
You can do this!
We have lift off.
Another dream has just taken flight.