What gets you excited? What makes your heart beat? What makes you jump out of bed in the morning?
A friend shared this video the other day on Facebook. It got me thinking.
Didn’t it make you smile?
Come on. Didn’t you feel the warmth of doing what you loved and being loved for it even for a second?
A Bumblebee’s Journey Can Be Tough
We don’t always allow ourselves the journey that little bumble bee took. It’s way too scary for our fragile egos. To be laughed at,pushed away and misunderstood. I mean come on admit it,weren’t you heart broken for her,but this little voice said,I’m glad it wasn’t me.
I see this especially in the women who attend my speaking engagements. They want to build their businesses,be better Mom’s,write that book,or whatever their dreams are,but they are either afraid of being rejected like our bumblebee or they already have so much on their plates the thought of adding another task to their list could send them packing.
The journey of that little bumblebee tells us something though. If we know what our passions are and we truly want to pursue them,our garden of other bumblebees just takes some searching out. Sounds easier said than done,just ask the bumblebee.
The first step is identifying what makes our heart sing.
What?…Your heart is tone deaf. No worries. You just have to spend some time tuning it up. How? My aren’t you full of questions today…Okay here’s a method I use when I get off track.
- Get a notebook
- Write down all the things you loved to do as a kid.
- Next to each one,write down what that looks like today as an adult (and it may not)
- Now go out and explore. Yep. Pull on your tights and start dancing.
Notice how it feels. Does it still give you goosebumps. No? That’s fine,just move onto the next one.
But where’s the time to dance you ask? I subscribe to Julia Cameron’s “Artist Date”recommendation. Plan one small adventure for yourself a week. It doesn’t have to be all day. Maybe it’s only an hour. During that time –dance,explore,paint…
As you open your own gates,I would love to hear about your journey. What was the hardest part for you to do? What was the easiest?