Is it worth it?
There is a continual cost for our choices, what is it you are willing to pay?
I had to ask myself, is the cost worth it? I had found myself in this endless loop of wanting something more out of my life. I was in a “job” that brought me little joy. I felt that there was so much more to life, but I just struggled to understand any meaning from where I found myself. I felt stuck in what seemed to be an endless cycle. Get up, get ready, go to work, come home exhausted, do something mindless, get ready for bed, sleep, get up, and do it all over again. I struggled to find a deeper meaning of my life. It seemed that many of those who I would spend time with had this same type of struggle. We would spend time commiserating with one another about this endless loop that we found ourselves within.
Don’t get me wrong, I was able to find those respites in my life. I had a family and fully accepted my role of husband, father, leader, and provider. I embraced these roles but also with a yearning to find a deeper meaning. I began to work with someone who was able to force me to look deeper into who I am. I was told that children will sense the frustration of a parent who was not living their life to their fullest. As a leader, I made that decision that it was time to refocus and come to a deeper understanding with the life that I had been provided and how I could use this life to make a difference.
I understood that there was a cost. I also discovered the hidden cost that exists but failing to act with my life, this cost would eventually lead to regret and shame. As a man of faith, the story of the 3 workers hit me hard. These 3 workers were entrusted by their master to make the most out of what they had at their disposal, to do the best with what they had in that moment. Each of the 3 had a different level abilities and gifts to use. The first one had 5, the second 3, and the third 1. Each of them was with these abilities and gifts to do what they were able. The first and second workers were able to double what they were given. They were abundant in how they approached what they had to offer. Their master was excited to see what they were both able to accomplish and praised each of them equally as they were able to use what they had and create impact. However, the third decided he would do nothing. He made the conscious choice to refuse to step out and do something. He was content with where he was at, but that contentment was in a place of scarcity. He wanted to hold onto what he had and failed to understand that by not allowing anything to flow through him, he was hoarding what he had. His master was repulsed by his attitude. The master wanted this worker gone and out of his sight.
I came to understand through this that I was provided the blessing of this life to be a blessing to others. That is the mindset of living within abundance. The most abundant way that I began to understand to live was use my life to create impact. Going on this journey allowed me to discover the difference I could create. I have been able to work with different groups, visit different parts of the world, lead projects that bring blessing to others, and become a lifetime student of discovery.
I discovered that it is possible to use this life to make a difference. I look at the things that I have been able to achieve with a sense of joy but also with a sense of that I still have much more to accomplish with this life. I have created a mindset that embodies a CRASH mentality. This CRASH mentality has me to live with Certainty, Clarity, Responsibility, and Accountability. Is living this way, I can create Significance and doing so in a Holistic way of body, mind, and spirit. This mindset I find powerful. I have decided that I am going to CRASH into this world. To me, this CRASH is a movement and I want to bring others along with me as they begin to understand how they can apply these CRASH principles to their life.
The question that I have for you, what is the cost you are willing to pay? Are you satisfied with the incurred hidden costs you are accruing from lack of action or are you ready to go all in and pay that cost that invests in you? You are your greatest asset. Lean into a new mindset and create a CRASH life. I would love to hear how this type of new mindset impacts you.
If you would have an interest in learning more about how you can achieve a fully integrated life, contact me at calendly.com/rob-fenstermaker to schedule a free 30-minute discovery session or at firstname.lastname@example.org I am looking forward to serving you.