How to know if you are on the right track

Fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

You have discovered a profound truth about yourself and your world.  A real breakthrough in the way you relate to yourself, to the world, and to the people in it.  It feels right.  But how do you really know you are on the right track?

Because the universe almost immediately pounces in direct confrontation.  Evidence starts to burst from the woodwork to contradict your reality.  You are being reminded not to get too uppity.

Yesterday I reached a watershed moment in a years-long process of self discovery. I knew it already, I felt it already, and yesterday the left and right brains got together and decided what it all meant and how it would be a sustainable change in my life.  I realized that through courage, openness, and by being deeply caring, I would have the life I want.  And I could inspire others to have the life they want.

What a fantastic state of mind to bring to my next meeting at work.  Humble, courageous, vulnerable, and with a clear head and heart, I walked into a the process improvement discussion and had my ass handed to me.  It was a disaster.  Damn universe didn’t even give me a few hours to enjoy my self-assuredness.

That’s how I know I was right.  That’s how I know that the universe knows I’m right.

By the way, while fueling my car this morning, the tank overflowed and doused me with gasoline.  And then I had another stressful meeting.  Then I got to support a friend who’s dealing with an insane boss.

Yeah… I hear ya, Universe.

I got this!

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