Since it’s my Birthday week, it’s quite fitting to share this post …as I will be having my cake and eating it too!!
“You CAN have your cake and eat it too!” We’ve all heard that expression throughout our lives and many have come to accept it. But have you ever thought about what it really means, and why CAN’T you have your cake and eat it too?
Think about it – the expression implies that you can have your cake – but what? You’re supposed to just stare at it and NOT eat it?
When it comes to Life Reinvention – I’m a firm believer that you MUST have your cake, and you MUST eat it too!!
You are entitled to have what you want in life – you have the power and your responsibility is to use it, own it and grab life by the horns and make it what you want.
No wonder so many people are lost and stuck in a life that they don’t want to be living. They’ve been brought up believing that they are not to indulge in the things in life that make them happy and that you can only have “so much” but not the whole enchilada!
That’s absurd! Why on earth can you not do what you love, be with who you want to be, create the hobbies and interests that you want to cultivate, build the life that is your optimal existence. If you’re not hurting others, and what you want is not at someone else’s expense, you deserve to pursue all that makes you happy.
Are you afraid to go after it? Do you think you may not succeed? You won’t be able to attain it? Is the risk not worth the reward?
You need to prioritize yourself and begin to create the framework for what you want. These can be small reinventions – baby steps towards the bigger goal. But start setting your sights on what you want from your life and be clear about how to get there. I often talk about creating that roadmap – without it you just won’t get there or be able to chip away at the obstacles with clarity if you can’t define the path for yourself.