This idea for this blog post came to me like many of them do – having a thought about something and then reading articles and books that discuss the very same theme. I just celebrated my birthday and while I’m grateful for all the blessings that have come my way, I will openly admit I want more. There was a time when I would have thought that there was something wrong with that, but now I realize that there isn’t.
Wanting more is a sign that there is a burning desire in us that has yet to be fulfilled. This isn’t a bad thing; it’s a call to action! You might be wondering what exactly it is you’re being called to do, and the good news is that’s the first step in the journey – to get clear on what it that will bring you fulfillment.
Once you get clarity on what “more” looks like to you, then it’s about creating a plan to bring what you’ve identified into your life. This is where the real work begins. You have to be willing to do new things and step outside your comfort zone in ways you hadn’t imagined before.
Based on my own experiences with wanting more, know that you will encounter resistance. This push back will come from friends, family and of course ourselves. Here’s the thing, once you want more, there’s no turning back. You can’t hide that desire under a rock or even a highly guarded safe. You may try to ignore the call, but don’t be surprised if it won’t leave you alone!
Feelings of anger, frustration and overwhelm are all signs that you it’s time to do things differently. Ignoring the call will only increase the frequency and intensity of the negative emotions. Surrender to your desires. This is your chance to truly live your life on purpose, to share your gifts and to express gratitude for the life we’ve been given.
Don’t feel bad because you want more for your life. Remember that it’s simply a sign that there is more waiting for you. The path to creating the life that you want will have its share of challenges. These experiences give us a better understanding of who we are and what we’re capable of. The key is to stay focused, have a strong support system and to believe that you are worthy of your heart’s desires.
What do you want more of in your life? ♥