The conflict with destiny

No matter how prepared you think you are, you’re never, ever ready for the biggest leaps of faith in your life.

Over seven years ago, I married my wife — a woman who I had met for the first time six years earlier.

While I felt a strong conviction that I was making the right decision, I was still very nervous. It was a huge moment. I hoped I was ready for it and that I could be that person that I knew my wife deserved.

Seven-plus years later, I know unequivocally that I made the right decision.

We are the right people for one another. We have two beautiful children, and we share a bond that is so special — so real — and born from genuine, heartfelt love. It started with faith, which manifested into trust and an enduring belief.

Stop guessing at what your future is going to look like. Make the best decision you can with all the facts at hand.

At the end of 2018, I decided that safety nets were no longer for me. I walked away from a six-figure job in tech that no longer felt right. I decided to make the biggest bet I’ve ever made in my life — one on myself. Two kids, a wife, and a soon-to-be home purchase on the horizon.

What the heck?

Time to jump into the deep end.

Do I have any regrets? None. This is the life for me.

For a long time, I realized that I wanted success for me — what I mean by this is, I no longer wanted to work for someone else. I wanted to write blogs, books, speeches and get out there and perform on stages.

I wanted to take the knowledge I’d learned in over 15 years in business working with executives and top organizations and use it to inform the coaching work I do. Fortunately for me, it’s made an enormous difference. I work with people I truly respect and admire. I feel lucky. And yet — I know I belong.

Stop doubting yourself. Stop living in fear. Push away from the shore and watch the ripples in your wake.

Start trusting that by doing what you set out to do in finding love in your life, and finding joy in the pursuit of your dreams, that you’re fulfilling your destiny.

The conflict is when you lose faith and begin to doubt.

Being your best self means living with trust, hope, unwavering optimism, energy and excitement for what comes next. Living life on your terms means following your goals with purpose, passion, and faith.

The Conflict with Destiny is one all of us will encounter. We realize as we journey through life that we’re not entirely in control of the wheel. We have to have faith that things will work out in our favor if we simply try to live the best life that we can.

I thought my life would go a certain way. It hasn’t. Doesn’t mean I was wrong. Doesn’t mean that what’s happened isn’t right.

In fact, everything has worked out even better than I could have hoped for. And the more I’ve doubted that, the more it’s affected my mindset. I’ve become more accepting of the life I have because I’ve lived with greater faith.

Acceptance DOES NOT constitute defeat or giving in! It simply means that you eliminate the gamesmanship and feeling that you always have to be right in your head with reliance on power well beyond your control. Be in the moment, everything else will take care of itself.

I hope that you can look at your life with clear eyes, joy in your heart and genuine love for everything that’s been, everything that’s now, and all the beautiful moments that are to come.

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