Where do you WANT to be is an even better question? Your destiny is in your hands and what you chose to do today will influence the course of your life.
The other day I was reading about the Mars One Mission which is planning to send the first people to colonize Mars in 2024.
Hello! We’re living in the future.
What got me is this is a one way ticket. There’s no coming back to mother earth or life as you know it.
I’ve become a bit obsessed with the idea of this and what it means for our future, as well as seeing it as a metaphor for seeing our lives as a mission with no turning back to do what we dreamt of, or go full on into uncertainty with a deep curiosity.
Bottom line is… whatever you decide to do or not do today will impact your future, there’s no way around it. This can be exciting or depressing, you get to chose.
So, if you were to take a one way ticket to your destiny, what would you do today to set yourself up with a foundation you can depend on? What would you bring, who would you need to be, what would be easier to say yes or no to?
It’s so easy to get distracted by watching what others are doing. Hello, social media! We are obsessed with watching other people’s lives that leave us experiencing envy or jealousy that only postpones us taking action on what we wish to create.
It’s a time eater and dream killer. Did I say that? YES, I did.
When I ask my clients, “What do you want?” what I hear often is, “I don’t know.”
I don’t know is another filler, distraction for what we do know but are afraid to go for, or we feel we are not deserving or it’s not going to happen for us. This “I don’t know” has become a bit of an epidemic.
If you decide to go to Mars on a one way mission (knowing there’s no coming back to life here on earth or that you will even survive making it there), you are really keen on knowing this is for you – there is no wavering.
So if the stakes were higher, like you had a one way ticket to Mars to be one of the first to colonize this planet and make history, what would you want to create?
Subtract Mars from the equation and ask yourself this question:
If you had a one way ticket to your DESTINY (which you do) and make history, what would you want to create in 3, 5, 10 years from today?
Now play with these 3 M’s…
What’s your Mission?
Having a mission or calling allows for focus and purpose in one’s life. Be deliberate with what you decide it to be. Feel into it and know your calling needs to be taken care of, nurtured and made a priority. What are you ready to commit to as if there was no turning back?
What do you believe is your contribution? What do you want to create, contribute and add to the world? How do you want to impact the world?
What’s your Motivation?
We all need it and when we don’t have it, it’s way harder to get out of bed to do what we need to do because doing what we love or are interested in seems impossible.
At first we may be motivated to get away from something, like move away from pain. Then we move towards something, we move towards pleasure. It’s a process.
What will keep you going when you feel like giving up?
What are some Milestones for your Mission?
This is important so you keep on your path. It’s easy to focus on the end goal and get overwhelmed, then give up. Having milestones to meet are mini reminders you are on the right track. You get to celebrate each one. See them as mini goals along the path to your destination.
Once you know where you are going, your motivation to do it, and have points or markers to let you know you’re doing it, then it becomes more of an adventure. Look at where you want to be in 3, 5, 10 years and reverse engineer so you can see the steps and markers (aka milestones). Celebrate each one and enjoy the ride.
And now one last questions to consider…
Who do you need to be to get there?
This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak, because who you are today will get you going, and who you need to be to keep at it and make it will evolve.
Now it’s action time…
Make it official, put a stake in the ground, give yourself permission (use the fillable permission statement below) to own this and tell the world where you want to be in the comments below.
“I give myself permission to own my destiny of being ____________________ in 3, 5 or 10 years from now. I’m ready to own my mission, be motivated and make milestones along my journey. I am enough and deserve to get there with ease. With gratitude I send this out to the Universe. So be it.”
When you take the first step to claim this for yourself you set the energy in motion to make it your reality. Remember, when you take a step you become an example for someone else to do the same.
Know anyone who needs to do this exercise? Please share it with them.
Your Angel of Fire,
P.S. Are you ready to take your first step, to declare your mission, find your motivation, and celebrate the many milestones?
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