Levan Johnson

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Finding Your Next Big Thing


Have you ever considered that life is really just a series of changes that we go through? Many of these changes or phases are set off by our decisions to do or not do certain things. Your education, your career path, your relationships, your major purchases, or lack thereof are all based on decisions. Sometimes changes are thrust upon us by external factors. These include things like job loss, the death of a loved one, accidents, and unforeseen disaster. 

Life gives us experiences, causes us to want things and then launches us into a new set of circumstances. Sometimes we are able to make choices quickly in order to move to the next phase, and sometimes we have to calibrate a bit in order to find the clarity we need to make a new decision. That time we take to calibrate can lead us to feeling as though we are stuck in a rut.

When forward motion stops and you yearn for solutions or answers, you are calibrating. Sometimes we calibrate a lot longer than we really want to, don’t we? What holds us in calibration mode? What keeps us from being able to move forward in life? Sometimes we blame others for our circumstances. We might say the economy is at fault, or our ex, or our unreasonable work load, but really, the only person holding you in one place is you.

If you need to gain clarity and discover the next big thing you are going to do, then I suggest you do what has always worked for me.

Meditate daily: Daily meditation practice helps clear the mind and allows you to see choices you might not otherwise see.

Stay positive: Focus on the way it feels to have things go your way. How would it feel to be successful, or to have lots of money, or lots of choices? Hold onto that feeling every time you feel yourself doubting or getting stressed about your reality.

Think in general terms: Quite often in life, opportunities come when you least expect them. Don’t focus on how you want things to unfold for you, but rather the unfolding itself. For example, let’s say you want a big load of cash to drop into your lap. We’d all like that, but rather than focusing on how it appears, such as finding it or winning it, allow the universe to move things in your direction. There are unseen forces that are always working in your favour. Focus on the broader result rather than all the particulars of how it manifests. 

Be patient: Your next big opportunity will reveal itself in due time. Focus on feeling good no matter what and eventually, you will experience a shift for the better in your life. You will round that corner. Just keep knowing that you are being looked after.

Pay no attention to the should-talkers: All those people yammering in your ear about what you should and should not do are what I call should-talkers. They should all over everyone and only serve to cloud your vision. Listen to your inner voice and never mind listening to other people’s advice. They only know their own point of view. I can guarantee you that every tie someone tells you what you should be doing, they will lead you off your path and farther from your next big thing. The only advice to consider taking is advice feels natural and right to you. If it feels like an obligation or is tainted by guilt, don’t follow it.

Now that I have given you all this advice, please feel free to dismiss it, if it feels unnatural to you. If it feels right, then listen to your inner guide and go find your next big thing!

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Ken Boddie

4 months ago #1

Interesting use of the word, ‘calibration’,  Levan. I believe that our failure to adopt change or to move forward to the next stage in our lives is due to our natural hesitancy to step out of our comfort zones, and also to get stuck in the rut of procrastination. The more we try new things, the easier it is to adopt change. As for procrastination, particularly with difficult and different, unfamiliar tasks, I like to think of them as a bar of chocolate. Break the seemingly enormous task into bite-sized pieces that you can focus on in small time parcels, rather than attempting to eat the whole bar in one sitting. Then the task will eventually be completed much easier, despite life’s constant interruptions. 

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