by Laura Canter
Psychologist, Canter Associates
It’s a whole new year and a new chance to explore some new horizons. What goals, dreams, and ambitions do you want to achieve this year? Have you explored all of our options? (read more)
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
So many people never truly follow their passion. What truly inspires you? If you could steer for any course in life – what would it be?
We tend to get so caught in a rut and in the mundane of our lives that we forget to navigate towards the things that inspire us the most. We go through life based on the course that has already been planned out for us (go to high school; get into college; after graduation, get a job). But, when was the last time you really sat down and asked yourself: What inspires me? What am I passionate about?
Now is the time to reconsider your life’s direction. Fear of the unknown is the only thing that holds you back from living authentically. Nothing bad ever came from using your imagination in positive ways. Allowing yourself to dream of your potential and to follow your mission in life can be exciting. So, this year, why not allow yourself to dream of something that you’ve always wanted to do.
Better yet, why don’t you actually do it? What have you always wanted to do, but kept putting it off? Have you wanted to learn something new? Go on an adventure? Change careers? Join the Peace Corps? Volunteer? What is stopping you from trying? What is holding you back from exploring new horizons?
If you are too afraid to actually move forward – for the moment – just allow yourself to imagine “what if” You don’t have to move into action just yet. The first step is to explore – just have fun dreaming. Allow yourself to be open to the possibilities of “what if “ and explore new horizons!
“Life is what’s happening while we are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon