I was having a conversation with my co-worker one day and I told her about what I have been cooking up since July of this year. She looked at me quizzically and asked, “What took you so long to do it?” That question stuck in my mind until now. It’s as if I heard her say, “Why did you procrastinate?”
You see, listening to people is really my passion. I love it when I get to sit down with a friend or a client and listen to what they are not saying more than what they are willing to share with me. I know that my purpose in life is to help people with whatever they are dealing with at the moment and process their circumstance with high hope that I can bring out the best in them in the end. But the question why did I procrastinate keeps ringing in my heart like a clanging bell. I am guilty as charged! I became so comfortable with waking up early in the morning and work for 10 hours every day, then go home, spend time with my husband by watching TV with him. Everything changed this year. I know in my heart that I am being called to do something radical, thus, I spent a lot of time praying and discerning whether or not I’m going to do it. I started doing my research and everything just fell into its place. It’s like, all the ingredients were handed to me and all I had to do is cook it.
Getting out of your comfort zone can be painful. You don’t want to be uprooted from something that you have become accustomed to and feel the inconvenience of the changes happening in your life. It’s painful because it requires you to let go of things, places or people that you love. I wish there was an easy way to let go of everything I just mentioned and wake up one day feeling new and transformed. But there’s no such thing. I like what Lisa Nichols said in one of her videos, “most people want the convenience of transformation without the inconvenience required for transformation”. If we want to grow and have a better life, we have to learn to say goodbye to our comfort zone, laziness and procrastination.
It’s never too late to have a fresh start. Regardless how old we are; we can all get out of our comfort zones and start living a more meaningful lives. Living your life’s purpose is something that money can’t buy.
I know that making a big change in life is scary, but I would like to retire one day knowing that I have served my life’s purpose; I have lived a meaningful life with good memories, only good memories to share with my loved ones. No regrets!
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