We all have inner voices directing us what to do and how to do it. They are recordings of beliefs and perspectives we have developed throughout the years. These recordings can be beneficial and others not so beneficial. Buried beneath these inner voices are other voices, I call the “Big I’s” of Self. These are the jewels from which to choose and grab onto when you want to change from where you are to where you want to be.
The “little I’s” of self usually are stuck in the status quo of the past. They aren’t interested in taking risks. Rather than change, even when circumstances are miserable or just getting by, people are strangely comfortable in the uncomfortable. That’s because of familiarity with what to expect. We are creatures of habit.
But life has a way of waking us up, even when we stubbornly adhere to unfavorable existing circumstances. Something will happen to get your attention. It may be a small bump on the head, like being overlooked for a promotion. You complain while going about your business as usual.
Then comes a bigger strike to the head, like getting fired, and you are forced to look for something new. You are paying too much attention to the “little I’s” and remain oblivious to the signs until something forces change.
The good news is doesn’t have to get to the point of losing something before you are ready to give it up. The “Big I” voices have the answers. They may be the voice of Potential, Explorer, Leader, Compassion, Talented, Non-judgmental, etc. As you explore you will become acquainted with how the “little I’s” have become misguided thinking they are the Big I’s – the authentic Self.
Just because you explore change, doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water, but it will give you more information to make a decision. And quite often exploration will generate new viewpoints to see how and who you have to be to make your career and life better just right where you are.
If we continue to play the same “little I” recordings without creating our future from the treasure chest of intuitive “Big I” voices buried beneath the “little I’s,” we lose the opportunity to know the possibilities of our soul's destiny.
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.—William James
Remember: Anything is Possible