Are You Meant For Something Better?

Guardian Angel
Ever have the nagging feeling that you’re meant for something better?

Maybe you’re in a small town and long for a bigger pond to swim in?

Perhaps you’re stuck in that cubicle and stare at the people around you, wondering how they can be satisfied to see out their days in that room.

Or maybe there’s just that sense that you have something more to offer, something deep down that might bring your life into focus…

We all share feelings like those.

They’re not the preserve of the lost, the low or the pathetic.

It’s not a sign that you need to find a real grown-up to show you what to do (even if if might feel like that).

It’s not a sign that you’re about as good as this life thing as a 7 year old kid is as passing off his crayon-scrawled, potato printed Picasso as the real deal (even if it might feel like that).

And it’s not a sign that you’re lacking something, because otherwise you’d already have this cracked (even though it might feel like that).

The feeling that you’re meant for something better is just what happens when you’re a human being on planet Earth.

It’s just there.

Like experiencing gravity, getting wet in the bath or having ears

Perhaps it’s what drives us to learn and to grow.

To adapt and to challenge ourselves.

To try for something, because it might be beautiful.

But, I want you to know that feeling like you’re meant for something better doesn’t devalue or diminish where you happen to be right now.

Sometimes, the feeling of wanting “something better” happens because you want something to come along that will make you feel differently, to feel better.

So you wait, and wait, and wait. For something to come along that will finally allow you to feel how you want to feel.

That is, of course, some seriously bad juju

That waiting means you never have to rest into where you are right now. You never have to fully experience what you’re feeling. You never have to own where you are.

That’s missing the point.

You’ve worked hard to get where you are. And even though it might not tick every box, or maybe it sucks balls, where you are now is where you’ve ended up, and that’s not nothing.

It’s something.

It counts.

It matters.

Something better might just start with softening into where you are, right now.

And this “something better”? It requires trust.

Trust that you can choose, and trust that those choices are plenty and enough, right now.

Exploring your “something better” requires confidence.

And I’ve got your back.

So if you have a question about your “something better” or how you can make it happen, fire away in the comments and let’s see what we can do…

  • Great article! I’m interested to have more detail on your comment “softening into where you are now” and how it relates to something better. I’ve been slapped on the hand at work for scope creep on a few occasions. Can’t seem to find the path of least resistance to something better! Appreciate your thoughts!

    • Great question. And one that probably deserves a whole book. What I mean by that, is that you can only meaningfully move forward if you accept where you are. Even if where you are right now isn’t where you want to be or isn’t the kind of experience you want, you have to accept it and welcome it in fully. That’s what opens up the way ahead and makes it uncluttered and unfettered. It provides a landscape to go exploring with your arms open rather than your fists clenched.

      How does that sound?

  • You expressed my feelings in this article perfectly. I want to feel like my life had meaning when it’s over. Right now, it feels like I just do the same thing day in and day out. What I do doesn’t really help anyone. I want to help people. I want to be involved with something really meaningful so I can feel good about what I spend my time doing.

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