Life is Here Ready or Not


“I’m not sure I’m ready for this”, my friend said. Life’s roller coaster was in full pull and now here was an unexpected opportunity for something good. He had been through a lot the past few months and was still a bit lost and confused about things.

He asked for guidance several times and the guidance in all cases confirmed that the opportunity in front of him was a good thing. He still wasn’t sure he was ready though. He really wanted things to calm down first.

As I listened to him, I began to reflect on my life. Some of my most memorable achievements happened when I wasn’t ready. They just appeared and sometimes I didn’t have a choice. I remember returning to work after vacation and withnin 10 minutes told I was in charge of an enterprise project. A project I have never done before with a lot of high stakes. I was anything but ready, but I figured it out as I went.

Those moments when I “wasn’t ready” is where I learned the most; to step up, to ask for help, to follow guidance, that I was capable of way more than I thought, and to follow my heart.

For me, ideally life should be all organized and tidy before things occur. I want them to happen on my time, when I’m ready. Don’t we all right?  How much would we really grow and learn if life happened exactly when we thought we were ready?

Course, am I ever really ready? It’s easy to become a victim of analysis paralysis. I can make plenty of excuses for not being ready and if I followed those, not much would happen. Its life happening, when it happens, that stretches me, that makes me grow the most. I don’t always like it, but it is what it is.

By having faith and following guidance, we can be sure that whatever happens we can handle, even if we don’t think so. When life is good, it’s easy to agree. However, when it seems everything is in upheaval and here comes one more thing is when you really question it. It is at these times that we learn the most and become stronger.

Corporate projects, relationships, family issues, unexpected vacation opportunities, and more. Life often happens when we don’t think we’re ready. Yet that is precisely when we need to move forward.

Life is here to be lived, ready or not.

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