In this video coaching newsletter I discuss an email from a sixty-two year old viewer who has spent his whole life playing it safe and living his life according to other people’s expectations. He has always avoided his passions because he feared not being accepted, not being good enough and not seeing the point of competing or striving for anything. He was focused on fitting in and not living, and he had therefore realized he was lying about who he was his whole life.
He believed his passions did not fit into his mental interpretation of the expectations of his family and friends. He sought approval and validation from outside of himself and as result, he never really experienced happiness, love, joy, intimacy and did not pick the right partners or lovers. He’s learning to follow his bliss and encourages others to not follow in his faulty incorrect fear-based path, but instead focus on becoming who you were meant to be.
“The only thing that keeps people from having the lives that they want, the things that they want in their lives and the kind of people they want in their lives, is the story that they tell themselves about why they can’t have it. There is no such thing as a bad idea, only bad plans. You’re never too old, too inexperienced or too disadvantaged, to become the person you were meant to be. If you are living a life that is safe and that looks good to the world on the outside, but feels horrible to you on the inside because it’s not what you really want in your heart, then it’s almost impossible to feel hopeful and happy about your life and your future. You can only feel truly alive, purposeful and happy when you know what you want, why you want it and your actions, thoughts, words and deeds are aligned and congruent with what your heart compels you to become, or work at becoming. Without an emotionally compelling vision, mission and purpose that you have a burning desire to create for your life, and taking the actions necessary to make it a reality, you’re just another heartless unfulfilled zombie on your way to an early grave.” ~ Coach Corey Wayne