There’s no story without struggle

I was talking to a coaching client the other day about The Hero’s Journey. 

The Hero’s Journey is a map of transformation, where you can take a difficult experience you’ve gone through in the past and see the map from struggle to transformation, and everything in between.

The original story of the Hero’s Journey was told by Joseph Campbell in his book “The Hero With a Thousand Faces” and it starts with a ‘call to adventure’ – a longing from the soul. 

Our own call to adventure can happen in a couple of different ways.

We might be feeling bored, unsettled, and looking for something new and exciting.

What might also happen is that some kind of crisis enters our lives and we are FORCED into personal growth.

This might be the death of a loved one, an illness, job loss, bankruptcy or something else that’s seen as a catastrophe at the time. 

Sometimes what happens is the call to adventure started nudging you a while ago – it might come through wanting to do ‘irresponsible’ things like quit your job, move country, start a business. 

The nudges will get stronger and stronger until you listen. If you don’t listen to the gentle nudges, the universe will give you a less than desired wake up call in a way that isn’t so gentle.

And so, the journey begins… 

The Hero’s journey is a challenging one to follow, full of trials and tribulations, obstacles that will test your mental strength, courage and patience.

People will try and stop you (to keep you ‘safe’) – often parents and partners. It takes a lot of strength to continue on your own path. 

Once you’ve stepped into the unknown and pushed past the obstacles, you’re aware of the mysterious dangers but they don’t put you off like they used to. 

There is a willingness to change and transform that keeps you driving forward. 

Follow your intuition, don’t fear it. 

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

Journey forward, Hero 🙂 

If you’d like support on your journey, get in touch to see how coaching can help: www.coachcarly.com

Catcha on the flip side,


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