This week in The Prosperity Project Journey of 1,000 Steps we get ready to set sail and lose sight of the shore.
Exiting card one, and transitioning to card two can be exciting or nerve wracking, depending on where you are at in theis current time in your life.
If you have completed all your tasks from card one so far, you will have come face to face with some cold hard truths as you went about choosing your core values.
Now as we get ready to leave our old life behind, we hold these values and examine them against the light of our life, knowing they will be the compass driving us forward for the next three years as our journey takes us to oceans far and wide, and experiences old and new.
As you look at these values under the light of day, you may find yourself up against your first lot of hard decisions- and it can be gut-wrenching when you acknowledge that who you want to be in the future, is not always who you have been in the past.
As I have looked within at my own values this week, I too, have realised that who I am and what I stand for, doesn’t always correlate with the people or experiences I have allowed or encouraged into my every day life, and like a sailor who needs to make a choice to stay with what is familiar or set sail leaving everything behind, I find myself <not even> saying goodbye, but more so just acknowledging what is happening…. that certain people and places I have loved and been committed to are in hindsight not what’s in my souls calling moving forward….my values + their values are not on the same page, and rather than trying to change things, I need to accept the “as is” and move forward on my own.
If you are going through this period in your own life too, know that it is ok.
Sometimes in order to be who we want, or achieve what we want, we need to walk alone for quite some time until we find our first true fan or friend.
Know that this is part of the journey.
It might not seem like it is the right thing to do when times are dark and you are on your own, but please know I am going through it on my own journey too…and let me share with you one of my favourite quotes that keeps me going when I find myself doubting:
“A woman who knows what she brings to the table,
is never afraid to eat alone.”Unknown
Enjoy your last week with the card of The Voyage, and be sure to congratulate one another on all that you have achieved. It may not seem much right now, but if you have an identical month each month for the next 35 months, you will be amazed at what you will accomplish and where you can end up.