It’s so important in life to do what you say you’re going to do and to be fully committed. But if you feel your energy drain when you’re in your briar patch or even think about your briar patch, it might be time to get out.
The weird thing about briar patches is they’re not all that easy to get into – whether your briar patch is a job, a house, a relationship. You worked hard to get where you are! And we all like forward motion so the tendency is to keep moving, hoping that things will magically get better.
The trouble is, the longer you go, the deeper in you get! And the deeper in you get, the harder it is to work your way out.
I’m a huge believer in following the energy path. If you’re not on one, it’s time to acknowledge that reality. Look up. Turn around. See where you are. And make a plan.
- Do you need help?
- Do you need new tools? New gloves? A sword? A suit of armor?
- Is it time for a class, a series of classes, or a new degree?
- Is it time to make new friends?
- Is it time for a new line of work?
- Or is it just time to make a decision?
The starting point is in your gut when you know that something is not right. That’s your clue to start dreaming up an exit plan. And while the thorns may look terrifying, which would you rather have – thorns that take you in deeper? Or thorns that lead to freedom?
Love and hugs from the rocky coast of Maine.
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