Jason Hietbrink

Awakening Your Soul for Adventure

Awakening Your Soul for Adventure

“Awaken your spirit to adventure; hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; Soon you will be home in a new rhythm, for your soul senses the world that awaits you.” – John O’Donohue

AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT TO ADVENTURE

We all have goals. And sometimes the path to get there can be difficult. Because of this, often we become so fixated on achieving the end result that we forget that it’s the journey towards that end that must be enjoyed, not the end itself.

If we’re not careful, we can crave reaching the destination of our goals while making the journey towards them drudgery!

However, success doesn’t come from a particular outcome; it comes from having the courage to try something and not give up when it’s hard

 

What if we viewed life as an adventure? Each day was meant to be a page in that story we’re writing rather than something to be endured until we can finally arrive ________ professionally or personally? 

We all reach the top of a mountain the same way, one step at a time. We might as well Just enjoy the adventure of getting from here to there.

HOLD NOTHING BACK:

When was the last time you held nothing back? I mean truly, went all out for something you were passionate about achieving in your life?

We get BORING as we get older don’t we? We stop dreaming about what’s possible out of fear of failure. What if we try and we fall on our face? What if we give our best and we discover we’re not good enough?

So, we settle. We hit a few (or a LOT) of roadblocks in our journey and we slowly learn that it’s easier to just settle for where we are than to seek something more. We start to believe that where we are is WHO we are and where we are is indicative of who we’re capable of becoming.

We start going through the motions in our life and our actions are no longer tied to a bigger purpose. We’ve settled. This is as good as it gets.

Here’s the truth though. Where you are today in your relationships, in your business, in your results, in your lifestyle, does not determine where you are GOING. The greatest determining factor of where you’re headed in your future is not where you’ve been, it’s not where you are, it’s the direction you choose to point yourself today.

What are you passionate about in your life? Allow THAT purpose to set your direction today and leave where you’ve been behind. Your past is simply the building blocks to your future.

Where have you been holding back in your life? Where have you been settling?

It’s time to replace what you’ve been settling for with what you’ve been longing for. 

LEARN TO FIND EASE IN RISK

I don’t know about you but I used to be a LOT more willing to take risks when I was younger. Over time, I have become more and more unwilling to try new things. Why is that? Sure, there are practical things like mortgages and kids to feed that cause us to want to opt for the secure route and take less risks. But at the core, it’s because we are trying hard to PROTECT our ego.

What if we try something and it doesn’t work out? What would that mean about me and who I am? So, we play it safe, we shrink back from risk because risk brings opportunity of failure. Wand failure is not something our egos can risk. We want security and want to feel safe.

However, living in a place of comfort is the deadest place your soul can be.

Yes, living in a place of risk exposes you to failure but risk is also what awakens your SOUL.

Ask yourself: “what’s a risk that I need to take today?”

 

Perhaps it’s something you’ve been putting off for a long time. Might be something small, might be something big, but choose to take that risk. Your soul will thank you!

SOON YOU’LL BE AT HOME IN A NEW RHYTHM 

At first, this new way of operating is uncomfortable and scary, but eventually, like a muscle you exercise, this new way of being becomes stronger and over time, a part of who you are.

Is there something you want to change in your life? Is there something you want to change in your business? All you need is to start taking a few SMALL steps. Don’t try to take on all this change at once. Rhythms are established over time not in a weekend.

Tiny changes create mighty changes and change is a game of inches not miles. Give it time, eventually you’ll find yourself in a new rhythm.

FOR YOUR SOUL SENSES THE WORLD THAT AWAITS YOU

This might surprise you, but I’m pessimistic by nature. Sometimes optimism feels like wishful thinking and if I’m not careful, I can get annoyed at people who are always positive. But optimism is not blind positivity.

Optimism is not a denial of the present circumstances, it’s simply a strong belief in the future

(Simon Sinek)

As we look towards the horizon in our life, often times there are hills (challenges) obstructing our view and preventing us from seeing what’s ahead. When you face such hills in your life or in your business, what do you believe is on the other side of them? Because whatever you assume is on the other side will determine how you approach them today.

It’s natural to fear when we cannot see the path ahead of us. It’s normal to have our imaginations run wild with all the dreadful future scenarios that possibly await us.

But those are just beliefs, aren’t they? It’s just as easy to believe something different. To feel optimism about the future rather than pessimism.

What if instead of darkness on the other side of our fears were blessings waiting. What if we embraced the reality that there are gifts on the other side of our challenges and not only that, there are gifts even IN our challenges.

Greatness awaits you.

And if you look deep inside your soul, you will realize that you SENSE that truth. You have greatness in you and blessings waiting on the other side of whatever challenge that’s in front of you.

We simply need to choose to see each step on our journey as an adventure…

Awaken your spirit to adventure; hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; Soon you will be home in a new rhythm, for your soul senses the world that awaits you.

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