Life can be so overwhelming some times?! One minute you think you know what you’re doing and then the next minute, the rules of the game change.
I have to be completely transparent. Starting a new business can be extremely overwhelming and daunting some days. Learning new technology and innovative ways to market Love What's Next, can be mind boggling! Don’t get me wrong, I am incredibly grateful that there are so many tools at our finger tips today that make our lives more efficient, but goodness there is a lot to learn. My sweet mom shared a quote with me the other day that kind of sums up what it feels like when starting something new or moving into a new phase in life. “Everything is hard until it’s not.” Wow!! Did that ever nail it on the head for me! It's always difficult in the beginning when faced with something new but once you figure it out, it's not hard any more.
COMPASS OF LIFE
Life can be challenging at times and it's hard to stay grounded and full of joy. That's why it’s so important to know where you're going so you don't lose your way and become overwhelmed and disheartened. Each of us needs to have our own compass that guides us on the path to where we want to go in life.
That compass always points us in the right direction. My compass points me every day to start with my morning routine. If you follow me regularly, you know how passionate I feel about a positive and motivational start to the day. In it's simplest form, it starts with mediation/prayer, exercise of some kind, and motivational inspiration. Without this, my path looks foggy and it’s really difficult to see the way.
My compass always points me towards family and friends. At Love What’s Next, this is one of the most important of the Six Pursuits, and it’s called Humans. Science has proven that 80% of our happiness comes from the close bonds we share, with the people we care for the most in our life. I make sure that I spend time with my family and friends on a regular basis, and tell them daily how much they mean to me.
My compass points me to practice gratitude. Practicing gratitude helps us feel more positive emotions, improves our health, deal with adversity, and build stronger relationships. I always feel a sense of joy after expressing in my journal, or during my self talk (yes, I talk to myself haha! You know you do too), how thankful I am for my many blessings. This keeps me incredibly grounded and hopeful...pointed in the right direction.
Do you know where your life’s compass is guiding YOU? When life throws you a curve ball and your compass needs to recalibrate, do you know how to find your way? What guides YOU?
I believe it’s a higher power, the positive habits we create, and the people we love, that ultimately make up the compass of life. They get us back on track, clear the fog and confusion and redirect us on the path to where we want to go.
What do you think? Comment in the space below what makes up your compass of life. I would love to hear from you!
Nicole Cavey is the Chief Pursuit Officer of Love What's Next. Through her personal journey to uncover what was next for her, she discovered that you can love where you are no matter what stage in life you are in... as long as you know how. Her mission is to show YOU how!