HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT Ashley STAHL, THE TRUTH ALWAYS…
HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT
Often, we kidnap ourselves from the lives that we actually want because we think a different path is going to help us survive, get by, pay our bills or meet our needs in the world.
I'm my own kidnapper
Ask myself : IN WHAT WAYS / WHERE AM I KIDNAPPING MYSELF FROM THE LIFE THAT I REALLY WANT ?
How am I giving away my power, getting into fear just to meet my needs in the world ?
When we go into fear, we give away our power and WE DISCONNECT FROM WHO WE REALLY ARE & WHAT WE REALLY WANT
3 KEYS STEPS TO MAKE A U-TURN
= Decision to get out of fear and come home to yourself
STEP #1 : DO A SELF AUDIT
Ask myself : where am I holding myself captive ?
What do you know that you wish you didn't know ?
Deep down, I know I'm hiding from the truth
Whatever it is, tap into what's deeply true for me, seeing things as they are
In order to figure out what I really want, I need to see the truth of where I am
= being honest w/ myself about where I am, what's working for me & what isn't
Forget about fear (necessary inner alarm system that we all need to survive in the physical world)
We start calling ourselves "practical" or "realistic" for making choices that seem "responsible" when really we're just so scared of criticism
People who call themselves realists are often just dreamers who got their hearts broken somewhere along the way
We learn to stop taking risks & start being afraid, we get afraid to put ourselves out there
STEP # 2 : FOLLOW YOUR FREEDOM
= Paying attention to what feels good to me so that I can finally set myself free
Yes, but how do I feel what feels good ? How do I really connect to my body ?
When you learn to really follow what feels good to you, your purpose is often either right in front of you or on the periphery of that
Our gut = our 2nd brain (more than 200 millions neurons)
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STEP # 3 : ENGAGE
GET INTO ACTION
Perfectionism is the enemy of action
(Mask we all wear when we're afraid of failure)
Ask myself: Am I a perfectionist ?
Because CLARITY COMES FROM ENGAGEMENT (it does not come from thought)
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THE TRUTH ALWAYS REALLY DOES LEAVE CLUES
We all have the opportunity to free ourselves
And it starts with really :
:check: taking a look at who I am (doing a self audit)
:check: following what feels good
:check: taking action
No matter where I am in my life right now, I have the opportunity to make a you-turn
That means connecting to the truth
Connecting to my body
Connecting to my joy