“It's your funeral”, they said, as I announced the decision to do something awesome (and scared even me a little…). Something that would not only build a future for me and ‘generations to come' – but it just might let be a little bit LEGENDARY (at least in my little corner of the world).
“What will your parents think of you, giving it all up for…that…”
“How will you ever recover, giving it all up like that, ….if it doesn't work?!?”
“Your kids will never forgive you for taking them away from their friends – right in the middle of, well… everything!”
“Is your wife on board with this mid-life crisis of yours?”
We've heard it all before right? At least once or twice…AT LEAST.
And we – all the MKMMA-ers left in here – have actually LISTENED before, maybe even TAKEN that unasked for and well-intentioned mis-direction…
But one thing we have learned to bring up when we need a kick in the pants is that NARC on our side – here, take a little peek at mine if you have no idea what that is:
“There I am, lying in that light blue, cotton “night-gown” (slightly ajar in the rear…) – unable to speak, maybe even unable to move quite right…but fully AWARE of everything going on around me.
Crappy thing is? I'm not even 50!! Damn it – I had 60..70 YEARS ahead of me… and now? All my dreams – that I had kept polished and ‘out there' where I could look at them, (day)Dream about them…maybe even talk about that mythical SOME-DAY when they wouldn't be “on a shelf” or “in my head” any longer…
Yeah, those dreams…
Being able to gift your kids the Wedding of their dreams,
…help them move into their first house (and not by carrying boxes!)
Fly half-way round the planet on your next birthday – just because…
Take your kids to LUNCH…in a different state! (and not just the one next door)
hell – you know it's in there…being able to DO NOTHING for a couple of days because you felt like it (and not worry about ANY freaking bills..)
But .. I listened once too often to the MUST'NTs
one time too many to the DON'Ts
And here I am – in this lonely bed, trapped inside my very own head. No way to say even one…more… “I Love You”
No way to hug that little one at the foot of your bed…
I heard every word of the NEVER HAVE's… and now I certainly know what it's like … to be among the WON'Ts…
But thank you Lord, and Mark, and Davene… all you guys who taught us to train our minds, to think upon not just the MIGHT's or if the “WHAT IF'S”, but to do the hardest work of all…that of getting out of our own way and really vizualising the DREAMs.
Guys – if you're reading this and that glimpse into my NARC-side hit's a little too close to home? You have GOT to come with on the next trip – take the hero's journey with us:
Join the MKMMA … NOW! so you don't regret another decision in your life…
‘Cause if you listen close to me….
ANYTHING can happen…
ANYTHING – CAN – BE!