I was out with a few friends one night catching up about our current realities when one of my girlfriends started talking about her very taxing and stressful job in social work. After telling multiple stories of runaway kids and physical abuse at her workplace, she let out a big sigh and said, “All I really wanna do is open up my own coffee shop.”
As a life coach, you can only imagine my response. My rabbit ears were standing up and my coaching radar was going off. I immediately thought, “Well, let’s do that then!”
You’ve probably heard plenty of people use this same phrase or most likely have used it yourself:
All I really wanna do is take a nap.
All I really wanna do is volunteer.
All I really wanna do is float in the pool and read.
Whatever your “all I really wanna do” statement is, take time to look at it closer instead of just brushing it off! It may be something as small as taking a nap or something as big as starting your own coffee shop, but regardless it’s your essential self speaking to you. It’s your social self (or ego) that’s continuously dismissing it.
When you consider your wants, you come to realize they’re not as impossible to achieve as you think they are. You discover there is a way to make time for the nap you desperately crave or the coffee shop is a dream worth exploring.
So, please fill in the blank with the first thing that comes to mind:
All I really wanna do is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
Now, go do that!
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