Burning Your Ships!

Many years ago, seafaring Viking explorers had an inspired practice. When they arrived on the shores of a new land, they would unload all of their supplies and then burn their ships.

That way, they had no option other than to move forward into the great unknown, meet their new life head on and embrace it fully. While they may have valued the familiarity and security of their former homeland, they envisioned life as a grand adventure first and foremost. And so they anchored their bodies, minds, hearts and souls to the never-ending potentiality of glorious new possibilities.

r2g-p5-ai5-Coaster-webIt can be tempting at times to spend a lot of energy sticking to the script, coloring within the lines, staying in your own lane. We have endless strategies to help us do so: logic, to do lists, reminders, back-up plans, security systems, fail-safe mechanisms, insurance policies and, my personal favorite, elaborate spreadsheets.

But as we all know, circumstances can change in the blink of an eye, with absolutely no warning. And when they do, well conditioned muscles of faith, hope, creativity, adaptability, intuition, curiosity and resilience will prove far more valuable than all the spreadsheets in the world.

Don’t get me wrong. Having a plan is a useful tool for focusing your energy to manifest your desires. But no one can prepare, script or plan for every possibility. However comprehensive, detailed and brilliant your plans may be, I encourage you to always hold them loosely and stay flexible in your approach by remaining open to additional input from the Universe.

So that when things don’t go as you planned, you won’t add insult to injury by investing your energy in ranting, raving, blaming and freaking out. You’ll make the more constructive and loving choice to relax into all that was, is and will be—trusting that Universal love is always unfolding the highest good for all, in all through all.

Consider this: while having a plan can be powerful, spontaneity is essential to a life of vitality. So the Universe keeps life interesting and helps us stay nimble with frequent doses of the unexpected.

Choose your energy and change your life! Today is neither too soon nor too late.

Would you rather spend your life on the sidelines wrapped in the perceived safety of your spreadsheets and lists or GET IN THE GAME and start living your own thrilling adventure every day? The choice is yours and yours alone—one you get to make in each moment.

What ships will you burn RIGHT NOW so that you may step into the greatness for which you were born?

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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at djwlifecoach.blog. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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