INSPIRED COACHING FOR EQUESTRIAN WOMEN WHO WANT MORE
Burn The Boats
June 22, 2014
Have you ever made a life decision that was so huge, so potentially life-changing that in that moment you actually felt a little sick?? I call that the "burning the boat" moment. I know and share this feeling because I have had to make a boat burning decision at many important cross roads in my life. These decisions are never easy, however they are often the game changers of your life.
Cortes did it in 1519 and changed the course of history. Hernán Cortés became the first man in 600 years to successfully conquer Mexico. The concept of boat burning is that you shut the door on an escape route.
It's victory or death.
This may seem a bit melodramatic in today's world, but if you are in the position of changing your life, switching careers or anything that involves jumping off life's cliff and trusting that your wings will span wide on the way down, then you know what I'm talking about.
The path to success can be a dirt road, a yellow brick road, a sandy beach path or a highway. Everyone is on their own journey and the real fun begins when we listen to our own voice, trust our own intuition and have such belief in ourselves that we are allowing success into our life. Developing a "trust" in the way the world works is a journey in and of itself. When you "burn the boat" you are boldly living your life. Your confidence cannot be denied and your inspiration moves you in the direction of whatever it is you desire.
In this process is there fear?
Well, hell yea. Everyone experiences fear, it's how we handle our fears that determines our outcomes. Two definitions of fear: forget everything and run or face everything and rise. The choice is ours. When I get really serious about loving every minute of my life (my ultimate idea of success)…I get inspired to the point of kicking fear in the teeth, tossing anxiety to the curb and flicking uncertainty off like a bug! It's a powerful zone to operate in…one of being aligned with the energy of the world where the people, opportunities and circumstances needed to move our success forward magically appear. With our "boats burned" we are not going back. Not even a glance back because there's nothing to see but smoke…Isn't this fun? Gives me goosebumps. The best success stories always have a "burning boat" moment. Fortune favors the bold. I have been witness to it time and time again.
So my question to you dear reader is this, "Are you ready to burn a boat?"
Is there something you've been wanting to do? Accomplish? Change? A goal that calls to you in the middle of the night?
What's holding you back? Oh, I don't know, Jenna, maybe that soul crushing, rug being pulled out from under me, this could be an epic public failure, heart pounding, sweaty palm little monster called FEAR???
Yep, there's that. And????
So choose. Forget you read this blog and run. Orrrrrrr, face everything and rise. Right now. No, really, I mean it. Right now commit to burning your boat, whatever that looks like in your world. Get clear on what it is you want. Declare it. Tell someone you trust, or for that matter tell everyone and anyone what you're up to. High tech boat burning would be to announce it on Facebook. Yea, that's telling the Universe alright. Start the research. Write about it. Get the support you'll need to accomplish it. Hire a coach (I know an awesome one :) Breath in deeply, strike the match and light it up!!! That smoke signal is going right up into the Universe who is now fully onboard with your plan and will conspire for your success. Wow! That feels like living, doesn't it?
Congratulations you boat burner, you!! I am so proud of you!
Now, get your favorite beverage, get yourself outside and savor this moment…the best of your life is coming straight at you!
Here's your new favorite cocktail:
The Boat Burner; a splash of courage, a dash of inspiration, a jigger of fun, with a twist of adventure and served up cold with a pink umbrella!