Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Love in the Third Degree.
I love it when things start to fall into place, especially when it had once seemed impossible. Thereâ€™s something to be said for keeping your eye on the agenda, though the people who originally scolded me with those words did so for their own reasons and itâ€™s ironic that what they cautioned me against was exactly what was used as the impetus to bring these changes. But it felt right and thatâ€™s where I went, regardless of the â€œlogicalâ€ path I ignored in favor of the one that people not on my path could not understand.
In many ways, itâ€™s a perfect example of the Law of Attraction working quite well.
In April, I graduate from Phase I of the career transition program Iâ€™ve been working through for the past 8 months. I started with an end goal, a result I wanted, not knowing how to get there. Along the way, things happened to show me the structure of what I wanted, and stepping stones appeared out of the murk. A couple of months ago, I panicked because I was nowhere near where I thought Iâ€™d be, where I thought I absolutely and unrealistically had to be at that point, even with all the progress Iâ€™d made. Tragedy, annoyances, death…life…got in the way of some of the more productive areas where I wanted to spend my time. My world got turned upside down and yet I found the structures I needed were still there, even if much of the reason for my grand plans was suddenly nebulous at best.
Last night, while talking to Yoda, I casually mentioned something that interested me, a particular demographic and dynamic that I really hadnâ€™t put conscious thought into. But I knew it was important when I said it and she seized on it. As we began to explore this area, I realized I had my market, my audience, for what I am choosing to do and where Iâ€™m choosing to go. Quite the epiphany. It all fits. The books, the courses, the personal interaction. It fits better than I ever thoughtâ€¦and some of the plans I hadnâ€™t been thrilled about will fall to the wayside and thatâ€™s good because they didnâ€™t excite me enough. They were good, and they were useful, and I learned valuable knowledge about me, but theyâ€™re not part of the focus.
This means Iâ€™ll have to rewrite some of the material Iâ€™d been working on, but itâ€™s not such a big deal. What Iâ€™ve written already to launch my website and new project will have to be tweaked to fit this niche, but how is easy now that I can see what it so obviously is. All the many hours of work Iâ€™d planned to put into the project but didnâ€™t because of funerals, weather disasters, personal tragedies, etc, would have been wasted, though, if Iâ€™d stuck to my original idea.
The emotional devastation of the personal tragedies during this Phase has yielded a deeper focus on the importance of bringing this dream fully to fruition. The big lessonâ€”related to this particular plan, that isâ€”is that there can be no fallback position. This is about building a life of abundance thatâ€™s mine alone, separate from anyone else though certainly there to be shared.
So as of now, all the plans are fully engaged, moving forward. With the next month, perhaps a little longer, so begins the implementation of these plans.