Your Soul Work is Calling … Pick Up The Phone
Well, I did it again, despite posting this on my Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn feeds just yesterday morning via Seth Godin’s Blog:
“The first thing you do when you sit down at the computer.
Let me guess: check the incoming. Check email or traffic stats or messages from your boss. Check the tweets you follow or the FB status of friends.
You’ve just surrendered not only a block of time but your freshest, best chance to start something new.
If you’re a tech company or a marketer, your goal is to be the first thing people do when they start their day. If you’re an artist, a leader or someone seeking to make a difference, the first thing you do should be to lay tracks to accomplish your goals, not to hear how others have reacted/responded/insisted to what happened yesterday.”
But it’s so much fun to start my day bopping around on The Twitter, seeing what my friends are doing on Facebook (and more importantly which of my posts they got jazzed up about). And yes, I am inspired and motivated by what others are sharing … but like Seth so clearly points out, it totally derails me from mobilizing ME to make the difference I can make through journaling or blogging or laying down tracks for the Imagination Installations, or Local Love on MyBridges.net or another vital if-I-don’t-do-it-it’s-not-gonna-happen endeavor like “We Are The Ones.”
So even though it’s significantly later in the morning than I would like, I’m still gonna take some of that fresh morning “get it done” attitude and write this blog post. As my friend Robin White Star Woman reminded me yesterday,
“When you notice you’re not doing what you set out to do, that you’re not being the ‘best self’ you’ve committed yourself to being, you don’t have to beat yourself up. Just make the commitment to start again, fresh and do it … right now.”
So beginning now, I have a message to share. Something that’s been coming up regularly this week. It’s about the value of being vulnerable. About stepping into your place in the world with an open heart. Not foolishly and willy-nilly … but when you sense that even though it may be really scary or require a leap of faith … it’s the right thing to do … you JUMP. You make the call, invite people to the table, you say out loud to your lover how you’re really feeling in that moment , and why. You’re specific, fearless and clear in your communication. And darn it, you Think Big, Dream Big and right in that moment start taking the steps to make it happen. Don’t delay (even for one more cup of coffee) or your brain will throw on the emergency break and put you back in auto pilot, into your repetitive pattern comfort zone where the ego likes to keep you.
Don’t listen to those little voices. Your Soul Work is calling to you. Pick up the phone!