I had a big brave moment on the weekend.
You know - it was one of those moments of absolute courage, when you lay your heart out on the line, to people you barely know, and reveal to them something that sets you up for potential ridicule, humiliation, or failure.
Yeah, I had one of those moments. And no, I wasn't drunk or on a sugar high.
The thing I revealed to my captive audience, has been something burning in my heart, waiting to be freed for the last two years, a dream that I had let go of. What had been dying to jump out of the depths of my soul was a dream so big, it had taken on a life of its own.
On Saturday afternoon in front of new friends, the dream - in all it's gory detail, became the monster it was destined to be - a BSG that leapt out of my chest and stood proud in the middle of the room just waiting for the rotten tomatoes to come flying its way.
A freakish monster of huge proportions.
My Big Scary Goal developed from my experimentation with all the things I get super excited about.
It has grown through an exploration of possibilities and a lot of thought about what can be created from all my interests, talents, and ideas.
It has turned into a BSG, as I increasingly realised with certainty, that my Multi-Passionate Soul can not be restricted by the common belief that we have to chose just one thing to be the best at. Instead, I have chosen that my soul is going to be fulfilled beyond my expectations by creating a life that enables me to do everything I want to do.
On Saturday, I'm sure there were people in the room who thought I was just plain crazy - or maybe even that it was really cute that I had a BSG so implausible only a naive child could imagine it - but after just a milli-second of learned shame - my bold BSG finished it's song and dance, took a bow, and landed back into my heart where it rightfully belongs.
The power to transform a life.
Many of us have a Big Scary Goal - it's not just in the DNA of a few select people - it's in our DNA as human beings. Of course, the size of 'Scary' differs just as diversely as the 'Goal' does, it is uniquely tailored to each of our dreams.
What does not differ however is the power of the BSG - the power of what it can do for your life is the same for us all.
A Big Scary Goal has the power to INSPIRE as much as it has the power to PARALYSE.
The power to TRANSFORM A LIFE, as much as it has the power TO KILL IT.
The power to awaken THE HIGHEST SPIRIT for doing good, as well as the power to AWAKEN DEMONS that we do our best to keep locked away.
But to truly realise the grand potential of fulfilling your life purpose, you must give your Big Scary Goal a place to run free. You must feed it, & nurture it, & let it live.
Awakening to Possibility.
By revealing my BSG to a group of new friends it has made it more real, it has made it more powerful, and it has made it a possibility.
Now I begin the incredibly exciting journey of making my BSG come true, and with the energetic support of the universe, and many more moments of shear bravery, there is nothing that can stop me from making it a reality.
ACTION POINT: Take a look at my Big Scary Goal here. Do you have a dream that is just busting to be revealed? Begin to take the first steps to make it real - write it down, journal about it some more, let the energy begin to boil away, feel it take form within. By giving your BSG your attention (instead of habitually dismissing it as ridiculous), you build the courage to make it happen.
If you want a safe place to talk about it, to let it out for fresh air and exercise, where there is no risk and only friends with courage, please request an invite through Facebook to our new Private Group 'The Paddock' - where dreams run free & we can truly be ourselves.
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