The Luckiest Girl
A few weeks ago I was working in Milan and, I have to tell you, it made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I say this after many years of not feeling so lucky, of hating what I was doing for a living, and not feeling fulfilled. It was not until eight years ago that I really started doing work that mattered to me, and the work is not something I have a degree in, nor did it come in the form of a job that was offered to me. It is something I created.
I feel that it is important to share this information because I speak to a lot of people, mostly women, who share the same affliction that I once suffered from. When I ask these women, “What is it that you really want to do?” Their faces light up as they describe their work and the life that they wish they were living.
When I ask a second question, “What is keeping you from living that life?”, the response I get is not as giving or alive as the answer to my first.
They say things like:
“Well, I can’t do that.”
“I am not qualified.”
“I tried to get that job and it did not work out.”
I often struggle with what to say next, because although I have been told on more than one occasion that I am a master manifestor, I don't believe that I am any more special than anyone else. I was not qualified, not by the standards given in job descriptions anyway, and yet I am now doing the work that makes me feel fully alive.
So, I guess if I was to start asking these same women a third question, it would be:
“If you could throw away your fears and your doubts around the work you do, if you could believe that living this life you describe is inevitable, how would your life change?”
I suspect that their answer would be filled with energy and light and love once again, and they too would feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
What is holding you back from doing work that matters to you?