HAVING IT ALL
You can have it all! Without doubt – this phrase is what everyone wants to hear. It’s something that people certainly want you to believe. Companies and marketing geniuses have built fortunes by selling this idea. It haunts us in almost every aspect of our lives. What was once known as the American Dream has spiraled into The World is not Enough.
If you are like most people you have brought into the you can have it all statement…or more correctly expressed – this illusion. The reason most hard working people have bought into this statement hook, line, and sinker is because it has been perpetuated throughout our lives since we have been old enough to recognize our goals in life.
So, what does it really mean to have it all? Of course, the most obvious answer is…to achieve “HAPPINESS”. And “HAPPINESS” routinely goes something to the order of having a big house, fantastic job, awesome family (no problems of course), and an abundance of money (what would happiness be without money, right).
BUT WHAT IS THE GOAL
People wander aimlessly through life simply trying to achieve these aspects of life. Then, when they finally achieve it – they are brainwashed into thinking that they have to “upgrade” their situation all for the betterment of themselves and others. The DCP urges it’s followers (that’s you) to always stop, think, and get attached to your purpose! After all, it’s not about having it all…it’s about having purpose!
I have two questions for you. First, have you ever noticed how fast life moves? Secondly, have you ever taken time to think about your life from your perspective? Not from your family’s perspective or your friends perspective, or your coworkers perspective…your perspective. I mean, how could you possibly know what you want when so many people are telling you what you want…or what you should have?
The fact is that we are inundated day in and day out with everyone telling us what we want. The media invests so much time telling us what we should look like, what career we should be in, how much money we should make and the list goes on and on. Likewise, our well meaning friends are always letting us know who we should be in a relationship with, or what we should do with our lives. You know, after all…their approval of our lives is the measuring stick of how happy we really are (yes, I am being sarcastic).
Having it all is a deception that is an unreachable goal in life. It comes with a truly expensive price tag that encompasses, time, money and tremendous effort. The idea is ultimately connected to trying to keep up with people around you and seek their approval of your life. The DCP states that the way to achieve what you want in life is to be connected to your purpose even if that means enduring the disapproval of others. Other Coaches or Self Help Gurus spend time telling you how you can have it all by following certain steps in life. I am the one Coach that will tell you the truth about having it all. The DCP states that you cannot have “it all”, but you can have ‘”it”. You deserve it! The “it” I’m referring to is your purpose.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
You have no choice but to take life as it comes. There is a set time for everything, but you don’t know when that time will be. Starting your life journey with your purpose clearly in mind, will help you be prepared for when adversity and joyous times arrive. If you’re not anchored to your purpose, you may achieve, but at the end of the journey, it will mean less to you than it means to you now. Furthermore, you would be willing to trade it all for what you really want.
So if you choose to follow the “you can have it all” path just make sure you are willing to pay an expensive price for it…because in the end, no one ever tells you about how much it will cost for you to have it all.
-Remember, when you get it…just make sure you still want it. Somethings are not worth the price you have to pay for it. So, live life Inspired and on Purpose…It’s the only thing worth working for!!!
Be Inspired, and Live You!