OK, so what ACTUALLY is a Big Life?
A big life is the expression of a heart fully alive.
A big life is adventure.
A big life is risk and reward, fear and peace, despair and joy.
A big life is immersed in all of the reality, and the potential, that the world has on offer.
A big life is the only life that you will ever be fulfilled in living.
A big life is a choice that you make.
And we know that, because for years we tried to squeeze into a small life – a life built for us by the people around us. Until one day that didn’t work any more. That was the day our personal adventure into a big life started. If you want to find out what happened next, and why it happened, this conversation over a coffee (in the video below) will tell you.
But why should you live a big life?
Because that’s the life you were deigned to live.
You were not put on this earth to hide in the shadows. You were put on this earth to make a difference.
To have an impact. To leave your mark.
Your mark, not someone else’s.
And you can’t do that by living a small life. You can only do that by living a BIG life.
OK, so how do I Live a Big Life?
In her poem ‘Our Deepest Fear’, Marion Williamson said that ‘your playing small does not serve the world’.
But playing small is easy.
Playing small is safe.
Playing small is comfortable.
Playing small is everything that playing big – that living a big life – is not.
So, if a big life is hard, risky and uncomfortable, how do you even begin to live it?
To live a big life requires courage. It takes guts. It’s not for the faint-hearted. To live a big life you have to take a deep breath and dive into the unknown, feet first, whatever may unfold.
To live a big life takes effort. It takes commitment, determination. To live a big life demands blood, sweat and tears. It will take you to the edge of your reserves, and beyond. It demands that you are all-in.
To live a big life takes time. It requires patience and perseverance. It demands that you play the long-game and put aside short-term ambition. To live a big life is to focus on eternal impact not immediate recognition.
To live a big life requires activity. It is not passive. It is not done to you, it is done by you. A big life is created. It is the outward-focused expression of all that is inside you.
To live a big life demands that you know who you are. And that requires that, alongside the activity, there is tranquility – space where you can simply be the person you are meant to be.
So, what does a Big Life look like?
A big life cannot be defined or constrained.
A big life is ever-unfolding, ever evolving, ever changing.
A big life looks different for every person who makes the choice to set out on the adventure. Because it is your big life. Not mine. Not your parents’, siblings’, children’s, teachers’, or friends’. It is yours and yours alone.
A big life makes the people around you question your sanity, scares them, challenges them.
A big life makes you question your sanity, and scares and challenges you.
What’s this website for?
I get asked why I started a website called Live a Big Life. Why I want to build a community of like minded sojourners and adventurers. Why I want to help others unlock their essence, unleash their potential, and step into the adventure of a big life.
The answer is simple.
I know what it is to exist. I know what it is to live someone else’s interpretation of your life. I know what it is to feel empty, unfulfilled, restless. I know what it is to feel, deep inside, that you have not found your place.
I know what it is to be a sojourner.
And I know what it is to step out of that dark place into the light. To emerge out of existence and step into life. To feel the glory of a heart fully alive. To experience the awe and wonder of all that life can be.
And I want to see a generation released to feel that same glory ad experience that same awe and wonder.
In short, I created Live a Big Life because I want to play my part in releasing a generation to live the life that it was made for.
Want to know what my big life looks like when my adventure is finally in full flow? Take a look at my perfect day here.