Life provokes people to continually take on more.
Jobs, relationships, families, hobbies, sports, community activities, social engagements, overtime, church work, extra study, following the news, social media, back to college, moving up the ladder, home building, political activism, environmental concerns, fitness regimes…and on and on it goes.
We start out with some idea of what we want in mind, but eventually Mission Creep sets in and we find ourselves over-committed, not where we really want to be in life and unclear what our path should be, but worst of all we don’t even know it’s happened.
This describes a lot of my clients. Good people, with a strong work ethic and a can-do attitude – doing too much of something and not enough of another.
Sometimes you have to hit a wall before you realise you were not looking where you were going.
Sometimes cancer is that wall, sometimes it’s a broken relationship, and sometimes it’s infertility.
How hard you hit it depends on your level of self-awareness, and the actions you take on a regular basis.
We only have so much energy and we don’t know how much time we have.
Tune into your body, focus on your mission, resist the forces that cause it to creep off track, save your energy for what really matters to you.
The Wall is coming.