When do you raise up your hands and say enough? I give up! Well that depends on two things: do you need to surrender to the will of the universe or is it time to give up? The answer requires that you tap into yourself. Only you can answer that question. That is what makes this question so challenging.
So what do you do? I can’t answer for you, but I ask myself the question, do I want this? It may bring up fear. Is it a good fear or an exciting fear? It may feel like dread. That is when I know that it’s time to do something different, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. It can take a while to wrap your head around how to proceed.
If I’m honest with my myself, I knew that it was time to leave my job before I was forced to leave in January. My heart was no longer invested, but I needed time to decide on my steps. I thought I had time to figure that out, but in my case the clock was ticking. I had to figure out my next steps afterwards, but one thing was certain, that part of my life was over and it felt right. Nine months later I don’t regret my decision to go in a new direction. My new direction is hard and challenging, but it is exciting. I know deep in my heart that it is the right decision. Now I need to surrender to the timing and will of the universe. This past week signs that the energy is moving in a new direction have started to show up. People are asking about my new business. It has been almost five months since I launched my business. I had to demonstrate my commitment to what I know is right, and that I made the right decision in moving my life in a new direction. Someday soon I will wake up and begin to see the results of my commitment. The timing isn’t right yet.
I apply this same practice to making decisions about other matters, including my personal life. Those have been more challenging. The challenging part of the process is that we can want something so badly it can be hard to see straight. Something can feel absolutely and totally right, but the timing isn’t. We can have an idea of the course we will chart, but we must surrender to the outcome. Surrendering is hard and it is a process that sometimes you will need to do over and over again. I find that that every time I go through the process tears are involved. There is an emotional component and limiting beliefs that need to be faced. These are the actions that I’m taking to show my commitment to being a more empowered person. The universe responds to action and commitment.
What decisions are you making now? What is your process for deciding when it is time to give up or surrender? Let me know. Do you want to know more, click here to book a discovery session or an appointment.