Trust Isn't a Destination

Trust isn’t a destination

When is the last time you (reminded yourself to) put complete and utter trust in your journey?//hand over the control of and in your journey

 

It’s hard for me to ignore the signs I’ve been receiving over the past few weeks encouraging me to slow down and allow myself to enjoy what’s happening around me rather than trying to control and predict the outcome. Sounds a little out there, right? Hear me out.

Can you remember the last time you allowed your journey to navigate itself without constantly worrying or attempting to divert the flow?

Stick with me.

What happens when you rush whether it’s making breakfast, your afternoon workout, or a creative project? How do you feel when you have to hand something over before you’re truly happy with the end result?

It doesn’t feel so great and actually it may feel a bit half-assed, less than stellar, or even like you’ve just wasted your time.
 

 

Allow me to share a bit of realness to bring this point home. (Is this necessary?)

I had the best of intentions to launch this very space on a specific day and I pulled an all-nighter with the help of two espresso-laden beverages to make sure the project remained on track. But I wasn’t totally happy with what I was looking at when the time came to share my online home with the world so I decided to bring this baby into the world a day later when I was excited and proud of the finished product.


and I consider the launch a success despite missing my original date.
 

Personally, I let my heart make a majority of decisions because it hasn’t steered me wrong in my twenty-odd years of life. I’ll make a pros and cons list when it comes to the biggies (i.e. a move to another state or a new job), but my heart almost always outweighs logic. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still have nerves, a bit of worry, and a touch of fear for the unknown but I trust my heart as the GPS for my journey.

Opportunity is endless when you open yourself up and allow your heart to follow its desires. Believe me, that’s easier said than done so here are four more thoughts to back up why you should respect the timing of your heart.

 

patience rather than pressure

Hurrying or rushing through anything will inevitably bring up feelings of stress, overwhelm, and maybe even disappointment. Patience is a necessary trait for living a life that goes beyond the bare minimum and I can guarantee you will feel happier when you can remain calm, cool, and collected amidst a big decision.

intuition rather than ignorance

How do you feel when you’re devoting time and energy toward something you love? How about when you’re forcing yourself to work through something that resembles a chore? Pay attention to how your body responds in these situations and allow these feelings to guide you in living the life you truly want. Your intuition wants to help you out so let it.

joyful rather than jaded

You are exerting way more effort trying to control your current situation when all that energy could be put towards something you enjoy. As hard as this may be, loosen up the reins so you can sit back & revel in the beauty of your surroundings.

pursuit rather than perfection

This is especially close to me because I have been a perfectionist my entire life but I realized I was using ‘perfection’ as an excuse while simultaneously creating unrealistic expectations for myself & my endeavors. The joy & experience is in the pursuit of what lights you up & not so much in driving yourself to the point of insanity & exhaustion in search of perfection.

 
Perfectionism is a 20-ton shield that we lug around thinking it will protect us when, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us from being seen and taking flight.
— Brené Brown

Following your heart & opening yourself up to opportunity can be scary, that’s for sure. It may feel like it’s easier to stay in a comfortable state, wherever that state may be, but you owe it to yourself to live your best life by pursuing those things which bring you happiness & joy.


So let’s hear it — is there something that has been showing up in your life recently that you can’t seem to shake? Better yet, what’s been holding you back from following your heart?

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