How Big is Your Puzzle

Two years ago today I boarded a plane to LA.  I was excited and scared as I embarked on a new chapter of my life.  After stepping away from the corporate world it was time for me to launch myself in the world as an entrepreneur.  There are certain moments and events in our life that are life changing and that plane ride was one of them for me.  I had a vision for the life that I wanted to create and in that moment I had no idea how it was going to happen.
 
When we are at the border between where we are and where we want to be it can take 10 to 100 times more effort, focus and attention to push through, especially if it’s something that you don’t yet believe you deserve or when we are frightened of our ability to create it.   Two years ago there was a part of me that was paralyzed with fear and a great deal of effort was required to keep moving forward. 
 
Today, I found myself on the same flight that I was on two years ago.  But today as a much more confident and successful entrepreneur who has never looked back.  As scary as that decision was to make two years ago, I am grateful everyday to the part of me that said yes, for being brave and for doing it afraid and for trusting a process. 

Has it always been easy?  Of course not.  Yesterday, my daughters and I were putting together puzzles.  The level of satisfaction completing a 6-piece puzzle versus a 100, 500 or 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle is much different, and it’s no different with life.  There are moments when we think we have it all figured out, there are moments when we are sure the picture on the box is wrong, there are moments when we are certain that we are missing pieces or maybe have extra pieces and can’t figure out how they fit.  And there are those moments when we want to give up and put the pieces back in the box and reach for the 6-piece puzzle – or, in other words, go back to the life that we came from; giving up on our dreams.  Dreaming big requires repeated effort, focus and attention.  
 
How lofty are your goals?  Are you stretching yourself? Have you been putting together 6-piece puzzles or are you working on a much larger puzzle?  Neither is right or wrong, but it is a choice.   
 
So today, as I returned to LA, a piece of the new puzzle that lays ahead, I celebrate making a decision to dream bigger and taken the action that was required to get to where I am.
 
To Big Dreams,