The Bench of Life
There you sit on the Bench of Life waiting to get into the game. Fear paralyzing you as you watch others jump up and run onto the court and delight in their expression of who they are. For you, you wonder is now is the right time…Do I know enough? Will I look like a fool?
The Court of Life
At odd moments, when you allow your Compelling Vision, that you created knowing you could not fail and success was guaranteed with no limits on time or money, to rise up and touch your heart, excitement courses through your veins. You stand up and approach the edge of the Court of Life and pace back and forth.
You can feel the satisfaction of doing what you love, what you have always dreamed of tingling throughout your body. But as you go to step onto the Court of Life Lived Full Out, you shut down. Confused by the sensation of pleasure, you retreat to the bench and safety.
Ah, the Pleasure
Procrastination at its core is the denial of pleasure – the pleasure of feeling the satisfaction of success, of exhilaration, of seeing your Compelling Vision manifest, of just making the phone calls you said you would make or executing the marketing that that can bring you greater success.
Crazy right? Pleasure is closely tied with sexuality, sensuality and that has all sorts of taboos and shame attached for so many. In fact, your sexual/creative force is what makes you alive, vital, attractive. It is not about the act. It is a about the rich, warm, juicy, vitalizing, energizing force that is unleashed as you get excited about an idea, about a goal, an activity you enjoy, about your Compelling Vision. It is the feeling that is the flip side of fear. Fear is suppressed excitement just waiting to be unleashed.
This fabulous sexuality/creative force can be directed into your creativity center located in your gut and be used to propel you onto the Court of Life to play full out! The fascinating thing about getting onto the court of life is that the fear dissipates the more you act. You would think it would be the other way around and yet, Life figured it out so that as we engage with fulfilling our life’s purpose, our core identity as expressed by our Compelling Vision, we get more and more courageous and bold. Our paralysis turns into action; action into inspiration; inspiration into living out your Compelling Vision.
Aware now of what that delicious sensation of excitement is all about – a creative surge of energy to propel you off the Bench of Life and onto the Court of Life to Play FULL OUT, feel your feelings enliven you and allow the energy to be directed into guiding to what is the next step to actualize your Compelling Vision. ENJOY!
CREATE YOUR COMPELLING VISION
- What you would do if you knew could not fail and
- Success was guaranteed with no limits on time or money
- What brings you excitement and energy?
- If it was an animal, what would it be? Why?
- If it was a color (s), what would it be? Why?
- What kind of music would it be?
- What surrounds you when your Vision is realized? Where are you? Who is with you?
- What fills your heart when think about what has happened over the past __years?
- What will achieving your Vision make possible for you?
- Why is this important for you?Now make your vision 1000 times bigger and 100 times easier. Anything is possible. Go for it.*
*Material based on the Article Best Year of Your Business and Your Life How to Work from Vision and Inspiration by Ryan Eliason.