How many times do you have something to say, and you sit quietly?
For myself, I have a lot of thoughts. Many times I have found myself in a situation and I want to express an idea. I’ve caught myself, and decided that someone else needs to speak up. If you know me personally and you are reading this, that might surprise you. Let me tell you, many times I do something inside my head, what I’ll call, check myself. Well, today, I’m not. So, here goes.
Own your life.
Where you are today, is a result of decisions you have made. Jack Canfield says, “Take full responsibility for your life, and start from where you are.”
Playing it safe, not going for your dreams is a cop out.
There, I said it! A few years ago, I looked at my life and decided that if I didn’t do something different from what I was doing, ten years down the road my life would look the same. Now, don’t get me wrong. I had a good life. One of my choosing. I wanted more. So, I made some changes.
I love to hike. So, I began hiking at least every other week. No matter what needed to be done in my business or around my home, I took a hike. I love to travel. So, as I was designing my business, I made sure that travel would be included. My office reflects my likes and interests. What do you need to do, so that your life reflects you? I’m holding nothing back here, so, be prepared for some pushback. From people around you, and even yourself. Changing habits and paradigms takes being brave. Here is a video to watch,
This kind of living is not for the faint-hearted. You have to want it.
Take some time, don’t be in a hurry in designing the life you would love.
Remember, don’t go blaming anyone for what your life looks like right now. Write out in detail what a life you would love, would look like. After you have done that, what is ONE thing you can do on that day (maybe it’s today), that you can do, that would move you into the direction of your dream? Do it.
Here are a few helpful tips for you to consider: How is your health, are you as physically, mentally, and emotionally as healthy as you would like to be? How are the relationships in your life? Are doing what you love? How are your finances, and are you contributing to life through sharing of your gifts and talents? In other words, are you helping to make the world better?
Strength – Be brave! Make changes, even when it’s scary to do so. Live BIG!
Dignity – Take responsibility for where your life is now, and how it looks. Then take action!
Grace – Forgive yourself if looking at your life with true introspection, isn’t that pretty of a picture. You get to change, it’s a choice, just like forgiving yourself.
I want to hear from you. What took bravery by you? As the song says, I want to see you be brave!