So, have you started thinking about what your currency is? Are you living your authentic life? What is getting in your way? Are you prepared to make the changes necessary to exist in your happy?
I still remember when I realized how fluid it all really is. There I was at the beginning of 2008 in the middle of a decade long climb up the acquisition ladder. I had my dream career, the fancy car, a new house full of brand new furniture and everything else you could imagine. I had been gathering like a squirrel preparing for an apocalypse. I was proud. I was enjoying life and knew I was honoring my legend.
The thing is in one instant my legend changed. Suddenly everything that had mattered, mattered no longer.
All I wanted was time with my son.
This notion that more equals success is hindering our growth as a human race. Literally! The average family size has been on a steady decline over the past 50 years. We are so collectively distracted by getting and going, and having, and showing that we are not present enough to witness each other as we are learning, and loving, and growing.
I was trapped in a web. I had to work the long hours of my now dreaded job to pay for the big house and the new furniture and the fancy car. My husband did too. Someone else was taking care of our son. (Thank you Miss Patti!) We were exhausted and had no time together. We didn’t understand why we were struggling to be happy. Our purpose had changed without warning OR our control. The problem was, we had not yet adjusted our mindset.
We were not honoring our true family legend at the time. Life was moving fast and happening to us, we were not living it. I have found that it takes an incredible amount of clarity, bravery, and faith to make the changes needed to adjust your mindset and continue to live the life you are meant to live.
It is so easy to get caught up in the race and the pace of this thing called life. We need to remind each other to slow down and take time to identify and nurture what really matters so that we can truly live.
So-do you know what your currency is?