If you’ve ever had to pick yourself up after something you hoped would work out, but didn’t, then today’s episode of Being Your Sassy Self is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Bren Herrera shares her journey and I share some further insight in how to dust yourself off and try again!
Bren is a Bilingual TV talent/spokesperson (you may have seen her on the Today Show); Private Chef; a food/travel writer at House of Bren | BrenHerrera.com; and the author of Modern Pressure Cooking. However, none of this is what she originally set out to do with her life. Check out her journey, and how she rolled with the punches that eventually got her living the life she never knew she wanted.
I, like Bren, am no longer doing what I went to school for. While a lay off is what motivated her to live the life she wanted, dissatisfaction with the career I thought I wanted is what prompted me to find my way. The thing that pushed us both is that we knew we deserved to live the life of our dreams. And to do that, we both had to allow a few things to happen.
How to Get Back on Track Toward Living the Life of Your Dreams
We let go of fear and insecurity. We let go of past hurts and uncertainty. I know, totally easier said than done, but those are all the things that keep us from living a bigger dream than we could have ever dreamt for ourselves.
The fear of failure and rejection is what leaves us living in an world filled with insecurity and uncertainty. That in turn robs us of our ability to make decisions, which further keeps us in our comfort zone, doing the same things we’ve always done. Add in any baggage from past hurts, failures, disappointments, etc. and we easily find ourselves shrinking away from anything new, to slipping back in old habits.
However, once we stop resisting change, and/or stop trying to change things that can’t be changed, we connect to the natural flow of life. When we allow ourselves to fully surrender to what has happened, reflect on all we have to be grateful for, and live in the moment, we allow ourselves to see new possibilities, new opportunities. When we clear our minds of that worry, we’re able to see problems as opportunities to learn and grow from. We’re able to trust that what is meant for us is still out there, waiting for us to get out of our own way to receive it.
To that end we have to trust that when one door closes, a better one will open. That’s why surrendering and accepting that everything happens for a reason, is an important epiphany. Because whether we realize it or not, life is filled with change. From physical to emotional and everything in between, we are not the same person we were at birth, in school, at our first job, during our first relationship, etc. Through it all we’ve learned, grown, and transformed ourselves.
Once we surrender and open ourselves up to trusting the Universal plan, we begin to see that we create our world through what we think, say, and do. So why not choose better, positive thoughts, words, and actions to make our dreams a reality? Once we change that, we change our perception and begin to see all the good life has to offer.
How will you dust yourself off and try again?
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