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Is Your ‘Open’ Sign On or Off?

I am continuously praised for the lifestyle I lead. I’m told how courageous it was to leave my well paying corporate gig; that I’m doing what nearly everyone else wants to do, but are scared of doing before they retire; that I’m an inspiration.

Well, I don’t know about all of that, but I would agree my stepping out of the norm has certainly turned some heads. And if that can, in some way, encourage others to think outside of their boxes and at least consider other possibilities, then I’m happy to have been of service.

But what is it that draws people to my story, or to anyone’s story about breaking the mold and going after what they really want? I’ve thought a lot about that and I believe people are drawn to those who have their ‘open-to-life sign’ turned ON.

People who have their open-to-life sign turned on have a unique confident knowing about them; a knowing that runs deeper than the answers they still don’t have, but is there all the same. It’s something I believe we all admire because we wish we had it, too.

Ready for the good news? You can have it, too!

Answer the questions below and you’ll be on your way to turning your own open-to-life sign to the ON position.

1.What do you REALLY want?
Beyond what anyone has told you “should” want; beyond what you have now; beyond winning the lottery. What do YOU want?
MY IE: I want to empower women to step into the bigger life waiting for them.

2. What scares you and why?
Growing up in this world automatically exposes you to certain programming which influence your beliefs as an adult. Answering this question helps to spotlight what’s been in your way and as G.I. Joe said, “Knowing is half the battle.”
MY IE: I’m not a marketing expert and sometimes feel lost.

3.If you knew there was a way to get what you want, that it involved some level of discomfort and that you’d only be shown the next step one at a time instead of all at once – would you still want it?
When you find yourself saying “yes,” then you know you’ve struck gold!
MY IE: Oh heck yeah! I’ve gotten really good at living in this space.

4.Have you told anyone? Is this public knowledge?
Keeping secret dreams secret turns your open-to-life sign OFF because if you’re too timid to admit it, then you are not ready to receive it.
MY IE: Absolutely and I’m doing it in this article right now!

Once you know you really, really want it – regardless of what may get in your way, how it will come to pass, or even if it never happens – then you can stand confident in your truth. That is a powerful first step.

The next step is sharing it. Speaking your true desire to others carries with it a power that goes beyond the conversation you have – as though you are whispering it into the ear of whatever universal power you believe in.

There you have it: knowing + sharing = turning your open-to-life sign on!

So what are you waiting for? You can do this!

Stop walking around with your light off by straddling the fence and keeping a foot on both sides. It’s time for you to pick a side and GO ALL IN! You can always adjust later if/when you’ve outgrown or evolved beyond it. The point is, as long as you keep your open-to-life sign dimmed or off, you will continue to admire others’ lives instead of living your own to its fullest extent.

It’s your choice – what’s it gonna be?


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Is Your ‘Open’ Sign On or Off? by Sara Russell of Feel the Possibilities
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