Life -adventure or adversity?

July 5th, 2011 by Patty Bear

My motto is ” Life’s and adventure- live it!”

When I’m flying high with ideas and energy it feels exactly like a fabulous, intoxicating adventure.  But, when the adrenaline wears off and I’m staring at HOW and DOUBT, it can look like one long path of adversity.

When you get a great idea that inspires you, do you find that you can move pretty quickly from that into overwhelm, procrastination, and then right on through to despair?

If you do, you have lots of company. In fact, this process is so painful that many people have taught themselves to simply stop thinking big about their lives. Why bother to dream big when it just isn’t possible to have that?

The ancient greek origin of the word “inspire” is God- breathed.

Isn’t that fascinating?

Does it cause you to wonder anew about the real possibilities for the ideas you receive?

I believe from the depths of my soul that you are not “inspired” to have ideas and dreams that you are not meant to have in some form. But, you are also not meant to be handed everything on a silver platter. The person you most want to become happens by living the adventures you aspire to. You are literally transformed by the paths you choose to walk.

Think for a minute about Lewis and Clark who mapped much of this country for President Thomas Jefferson. They had to find their way across a vast land with none of the tools that we take for granted today, in harsh conditions, and among unknown, and sometimes unwelcome peoples. Their journey was epic. It shaped our country and it shaped them as well. They came back with a wealth of experiences, skills, and vision.

Your epic journeys define your wealth and shape who you become as well. If you conclude too early that they’re not possible, you miss out on the treasure that is your birthright.

You miss out on who you were meant to become.

So slow down a bit. Stop moving right away to “Well, HOW am I going to do all of that?”

Get a clear picture- develop your vision. Then create a plan and provision yourself for the journey.

And then it’s just one foot in front of the other.

Oh, and don’t forget to look up and enjoy the sunsets and grand vistas, and to drink in the sweetness of the air from time to time. Afterall, you are meant to enjoy the journeys you’re inspired to take.

If you’re looking for a guide for your inspired journey, I have just 3 private coaching slots remaining!

Send me an email ( tell me what your adventure looks like, where you find yourself encountering adversity, and what you’d like to enjoy more of.

In Joy,

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