...to make a mistake. All it takes is a dance. To realize our dreams takes perseverance, action, letting go of total control, and experiencing joy. It isn't an intimidating dance, just a series of steps. When I dance I have some unique moves, especially when driving. In the car I sing and dance but I still hold back when I pull up to traffic lights.
My desire is to take those joyful feelings when I dance and sing in my car, and to also feel them in everything I do. And, from what I've experienced, aligning with our purpose takes a good amount of lightheartedness. We create our best expression of ourselves by aligning with that which brings us joy.
Do you believe you need to learn more, figure it all out before taking steps, or be more perfect first? You know yourself better than anyone. Sometimes there's a handy dandy excuse to play smaller and hold back. But sometimes you may want to wait for a good reason. But there's probably some step you can take. It's only for you to know. All the friends, family, self-help gurus, coaches, counselors, advisors, leaders, will not know you like you know you. You can run your considerations by those you trust, but at the end of the day, it's how you feel. Learning to read how we feel and making decisions from our own feelings is a good place to be. You'll figure it out, it's you learning you. You can't make a mistake.
There's lots of thoughts and feelings that help light the way. Learning to pay attention to them is very helpful. If there's excitement around the action you're taking, that's awesome. From your actions, you'll receive what you need, even if it's not necessarily what you think you need. Making decisions out of fear or worry, doesn't result in the most terrific of possibilities. However, feeling genuinely excited and joyful, creates our best opportunities. We might even find our best opportunities challenge us...in a good way.
My analyzing and perfecting sucked the joy out of a moment faster than I could sneeze. I had to learn what living joyfully meant. Duh right? I was waiting for it to happen as a result of doing certain things. I learned it's about cultivating a lighter state of mind, anytime.
Seems to me we have more than one purpose in our lifetime, some we share with all of humanity, plus those that are unique to each of us. Perhaps one of the purposes we share with humanity is learning to release our heaviness and to live more joyfully. Also seems like a good path towards experiencing unconditional love. Cultivating lightheartedness.