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Have you ever got to the point where you’ve stopped, looked at yourself in the mirror, looked around you, and thought ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  It’s time for change!  This is not me?  This is not the life I’m meant to be living!  I’m made for more than this!?

On the other hand, many people settle for what they see as their lot in life.  They think that changing their life significantly for the better is just wishful thinking, beyond their capability.  They feel they’re too far down the road and are too scared to hope for a better life and then get disappointed.

Most of us had dreams and grand plans as children.  We didn’t have lots of disappointments behind us, all we had was the wonderful now and a future to look forward to filled with all our favourite things.  We weren’t scared to dream in full colour!

Then life happened.

We had to get ‘realistic’ about what we could and couldn’t do.  We had to put our dreams up on the shelf and do what needs to be done.  Our dreams gathered more and more dust as the years rolled by until we decided that that’s all they ever were … dreams.  This is the ‘real world’ after all, where there’s no room for silly dreams.

But now as each year rolls by, with each year being a repeat of the last (or else slightly – or very – worse), you’re wondering … is this all there is … the daily grind?  Maybe you feel as though you’re sleep walking through life.  Or working your tail off with no end in sight.  Surely this isn’t IT?  This is exactly how I felt – I was caught firmly in the hamster wheel of life – working myself to the bone, no longer enjoying what I was doing, feeling trapped (after all I had bills to pay!) feeling pretty depressed about the future.    

Daring to dream again

It’s time to take those dreams back off the shelf and dust them off!  They were not airy fairy, pie in the sky dreams but SEEDS!  Seeds of your great potential that were planted deep within your heart and soul.  And the choice has always been with you and only you to nurture that seed, let it grow and FLOURISH into the life you are meant to be living.  Or … let those seeds die with you when you leave this earth, without ever seeing the light of day.

You choose.

The trouble is, we look at the seed, scoff and think ‘how could I possibly achieve this?  Who am I to live the life of my dreams?’

Who would ever have thought that a tiny acorn would one day grow into an enormous oak tree?  Well, I guess anyone would because they know that acorns turn into oak trees!  And that’s just a tree.  What more you – a human being – that is so much more valuable than an oak tree, with the potential to become anything you choose, not just one set thing like the acorn?

So how do we start to turn the direction of our lives from a life of mere existence to one of purpose and joy?

All it takes is a decision.

Drawing a line in the sand.  Putting a stake in the ground and saying ENOUGH, I deserve MORE than this lukewarm, mediocre life!  Life is a precious gift and it’s really up to us to DECIDE what we’re going to do with it before it’s all over.

We need to wake up from our slumber and decide to make a change.  

And even if you’re well into your life – it’s never too late to change the rest of it! 

 

Decide

The first step is to DECIDE.  We have been given the ability to CHOOSE, so decide today what you want to change in your life!  Making a decision in your head is a great start, but declaring it in writing makes it even more powerful and will kickstart the process of change from being a dream, a thought, a ‘wish’ – to the seedlings of reality.  

You don’t have to have it all figured out.  The fact that you feel restless, frustrated and know that you need change means that you’ve recognised that you need change and that’s the most important thing.  Getting caught up in the ‘how’ simply discourages us and causes us to give up before we’ve even started.  

And remember – making no decision is a decision too – it’s a decision to do nothing and carry on as is!  

 

If nothing changes, nothing changes.

The trouble is though, we are creatures of habit.  We’re stuck in our ways and we don’t like change, even when we know that change will do us a world of good!

Ever heard the fable of the frog that unknowingly gets cooked to death?  When put in a pot of boiling water, it leaps out immediately.  But when put in a pot of tepid water, with the heat being turned up gradually, it doesn’t notice the slow rise in temperature and eventually gets cooked to death.  Luckily this is apparently just a fable as that’s obviously not a pleasant story at all!  However – I think this applies to many of us, and I can certainly say it’s happened to me!  Slowly but surely, the pressures of life turn up the heat on us as time goes by, we’re worn out, exhausted, the soul sucked out of us, and we get to the end of our lives and realise … we actually forgot to live.

You were born to FLOURISH

The whole ethos of Bloom is that life is meant to be lived with passion, joy, abundance, freedom and purpose.  This is the life we were destined to live!  We were not meant to live lives of drudgery.  Sure, life isn’t always perfect, there will always be ups and downs there for our growth but we shouldn’t spend the majority of our lives stressed, overworked, frustrated or bored and only living for weekends and the odd holiday to take a break from our awful lives.  We should be living lives that don’t need a holiday to get away from!

Change is a journey

Change doesn’t happen overnight.  It’s a journey and that’s what Bloom is all about – journeying from a dull life of existence to a life of true purpose, whatever that means for you.  However long it takes to create the life you deserve to live, it’s worth making a start today – the time is going to pass anyway, whether you choose to create your dream life or not!

Here at Bloom we’re so excited to be sharing this journey with you.  We are not experts or gurus but regular people who decided that enough was enough and that life should be more than the daily grind.  And that we can’t expect that life to fall into our laps or be the responsibility of anyone else to make happen for us – it’s up to US to start our journey towards that dream life – TODAY!  

If you’re ready to put your stake in the ground and begin the journey towards designing and living a life you love, then it’s time to hop on over to my blog post on creating your vision – before changing your life for the better, you need to be crystal clear on what it is you actually want!

What are you ready to change in your life?