It’s okay to let go of a season, even if that season has served you. This is an episode about obedience.
Purposescaping is largely about learning how to read the signs and answer the call for your life. But what happens when you hear the call for something different but you ignore it because
a.) you’re comfortable where you are and don’t want to be inconvenienced by the unknown. You don’t want to be a beginner again.
b.) you’re proud of the level you’re on. You worked hard to get there, and it feels like you’ll be “throwing away” all the hard work it took to arrive.
Well, I’m here to share that even when the season you’re in has served you well, it’s okay to let go of it if you’re being called to something higher.
Here are 5 signs you’re in an expired season and it’s time for you to let go.
You’re coasting. For me, I’ve literally said to myself “I’m coasting off of a past version of myself….” I know I’m in an expired season when I’m not working hard to grow. I’m not innovating. I’m not looking for new solutions. I’m just coasting off of what’s worked in the past. And yes that yields some good stuff. Yes, that will yield revenue even, but it’s nowhere near what I could have if I let go of what feels comfortable and lean into what’s beckoning me.
You have no questions because there’s nothing new to learn. If you are no longer looking for new ways to grow because you’re being stretched, you’ve likely stayed on this level too long.
You’re bored. You’re bored because you’ve outgrown an old version of yourself. That old self may have served you quite well, made you a lot of money, won you accolades in an industry you don’t care about anymore. But if you’re feeling antsy and wondering “what’s next?” you already know this season has expired.
You’re unimpressed with yourself. This is true for so many of my clients. Like them, you are so impressive to other people – you look like a success to other people but you don’t FEEL like a success to yourself because you know you’ve yet to scratch the surface of your capabilities. You’re doing what you can do, but not what you were born to do, and even if you can’t put their finger on what you ultimately should be doing, you know that there’s got to be more than this.
Thinking about your next level gives you anxiety. You’re scared to answer the call because you’re low-key afraid of your own power. You have never put it in 5th gear before and that unknown realm frightens you. What if you can’t hack it on the next level? What if there’s more to do and learn than you anticipated and you’re not up for the challenge? If you’re having thoughts like this, you already know. You’re in an expired season.
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