Big Breaks can make life easier. They feel like ginormous affirmations that we are really on the right path to THERE. They are universal winks of “I see you Kid…and it is good”.
So of course, we want ‘em. Bad. We yearn for them
The tweet that will change your trajectory. The windfall of grace at just the right moment.
But have you ever had a Big Break and felt a bit, erm, empty? Like: THAT was what I’ve been waiting for?
Or, have had the Big Break and then felt like you’ve fumbled it. That it was the ONE CHANCE and there will never, ever, EVER be another?
Or, possibly even worse, leveraged the Big Break but then never really allowed yourself to feel good about it…’cause after all: you “just got lucky that one time”, or: you “didn’t really deserve it”. (And THOSE, my friends, are two of the many calling cards of the Impostor Complex.)
Or, waited until the Big Break came…only to never have it show up.
Oh. Did you just feel that in your chest? Me too.
Waiting for the Big Break may break you. It may break your spirit. It may compromise your belief in YOU. Your genius. Your sacred gifts.
Know what’s a much, MUCH saner way?
It’s not sexy, and you’ve heard it before, but here goes:
Commit. Do the work. Get good.
Fairy Godmothers, silver bullets, magic pills, lottery windfalls…listen, I’m not going to tell you that they don’t exist. Because they might. Because they do.
And sure, leave a little white space for magic, serendipity and chance, but waiting for them to show up as part of your strategic planning? Mmmmm, no.
Write. Immerse. Run. Bake. Practice. Teach. Expand. Fail. Sing. Train. Redirect. Preach. Sell. Pitch. Ask. Rehearse. Speak. Draw. Coach. Paint. Bead. Dance. Learn. Deepen.
Again and again and again. Imbue it with your truth, your heart, your integrity and your authenticity.
Practice isn’t about making something perfect; it’s about making something possible. – Justine Musk
...look up from time to time. Take your own breaks. Make your own breaks. Revel in your commitment. Notice how far you’ve come. Breathe in your good. And then get back to it.
You are required to show up. And in that way, the universe DOES see you. And it IS good.