The thing I love about the internet is that you find all kinds of interesting and thought provoking things. The other day I was catching a few waves on the net and I came across a little site called 5 am Wake Up Call .
Basically the website encourages you to get out of bed a couple of hours earlier each day and use that time to change your life and follow your passion. Great idea! Many successful people say that this is indeed the best time of the day to get things done. But what really intrigued me was a phrase on this site – ‘accidental life’.
It’s true, most of us are living an ‘accidental life’ aren’t we?
A life that we have just fallen into. Some may call it fate, others may say our choices have compounded and we have ended up where we are. Really how many of you out there can say that you are living the life you dreamed of when you were in high school?
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this is a bad thing at all. It is not a negative. Simply just fact.
Life does take on a ‘life’ of it’s own. One thing leads to another and we open our eyes and ten years has passed by. I know if you had have told me even fifteen years ago that I would be a mother, step mother, own a dance store, have travelled the world, be blogging and have written a book, there wouldn’t be much that I would have believed.
The one thing I do believe, which the 5am wake up call is based upon, is that if you aren’t entirely happy with where your accidental life has taken you, you and only you can change things.
It may be that you have hopes and aspirations to follow a creative passion, to get fit, to be a better person, to write that boo or to start a business. Whatever it may be there has to be a shift in your conscious thought. You have to make time for it and put in the effort.
For some that may mean getting up at 5am, for others it may mean getting back into study, leaving a hopeless relationship, putting effort into following something that has been pulling on your heart strings for so long.
One thing my ‘accidental life’ has taught me is that it’s not all bad. Experience is wisdom. Mistakes and failures are our biggest learning tools, and passion is a powerful force.
I often get a little deep on my blog, but it is because I truly believe in the power of the mind and the power of passion. That is the reason I am writing this blog, the reason I have been able to finish my first manuscript and why I am getting published in the freelance world.
I’ve made changes in my ‘accidental life’ and redirected my course. Choosing to be present and making peace with myself have been two of the hardest yet most important things to do, but they have lead me to where I am and where I am going. And for that I’m grateful.
Are you living an accidental life?
What pulls on your heart strings?
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