breaking free, Maggie McReynolds blog

It’s Not That Bad

Does it go like this?

It’s not like he hits me or cheats on me.

It’s not like I’m one of those morbidly obese people who can’t sit in airplane seats.

It’s not like I’m dying or anything.

Or maybe this:

I should be glad I even have a job.

Anything is better than being alone.

I shouldn’t complain–other people have it a lot worse than I do.

If anything in the above sounds even remotely familiar, this is for you:

It is that bad. In fact, it’s completely unacceptable. I don’t even have to know you to know that whether your suffering is small and made of constant erosion or huge and overwhelmingly intense, you deserve better.

How do I know this truth, about this you I’ve never met? Because you weren’t born for suffering. None of us were. Because whatever your belief system, this is the only time in the history of the universe when you will be this exact person, having this exact life. Are you really going to let that one wild and precious life of yours slide by on a raft cobbled together of fear, inertia, justifications, and excuses?

So if this is it—your one go-around as you—how’s it going for you so far? More importantly, what are you going to do with the rest of it?

Some of you will choose to stay stuck. Some of you will choose to stay asleep. Some of you will choose living with fear over taking a chance

But some of you will say, hell no, I’m drawing the line, right here, right now. It’s those people—you—I’m talking to. The ones who will dare to be big, dare to dream, dare to take steps—right now—to live a life of meaning, of purpose, of joy, of abundance.

You guys, the ones who know what I’m talking about? Call me. Email me. Sign up for one-on-one coaching, or my What’s Next? telecourse.

Carpe some diem, baby. I can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get started.

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