In today’s episode of the Aisling and Richie Podcast we discuss how it’s about the long game when it comes to following your vision.
We both share our stories of how we began our individual journeys back in 2010. The year we both qualified in what we thought at the time was our careers. Richie qualified as a Physiotherapist and I qualified as a Occupational Therapist.
Richie jumped ship and decided to pursue his career as a musician. It took him 2 1/2 years to complete his debut album Odyssey and now this year he is touring his album in 20 countries across Europe.
Richie went onto his path not knowing how it would unfold but he says it’s very important not to give a f**k what others say or do.
I share how I started my path with my healing journey back in 2010. After qualifying as an OT, I didn’t have the energy to pursue that career and instead found myself with the job of healing myself. This opened up to starting a campaign to get fluoride out of our water supply and soon after The Girl Against Fluoride after realising most people wouldn’t listen to the science against fluoride.
I had no idea of how long it would take and initially thought I’d give the campaign a year. After 7 years I now see that it will take a generational shift to create the change we want to see. Getting the fluoride out of the water is a long game.
I got really disheartened when I didn’t get the fluoride out in the timeline I had intended. This was a big lesson in detaching from the outcome and surrendering to the way life is unfolding.
Now I can see how important it is to think longterm so you can breathe and focus on what is in front of you.
All change takes time and doesn’t follow a straight line. Your intentions are not set in stone, they’re a guideline that changes as you evolve.
Enjoy where you are because “there” is here.
As always, I’d love to hear from you. How can you think of the long game of your vision and break it down into what you need to do now to make that happen over time?