Create a Life That Means Something to You
Imagine sitting in your room as a teenager. Think about the dreams and plans you had for your life. The little plans and big plans that you had for your life. All the things you wanted to do to change the world.
Fast forward to this moment right now. Although you may have checked off many of the things on your list, you still have that nagging feeling that you just want to be further along in your life than you are today. You had a timeline in your head of where you wanted to be at this age only to feel like you’re behind. Somehow you got wrapped up in other people’s expectations of you along the way and veered off course.
Now you feel stuck. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? There are so many choices and other people’s voices in your head. Which road do you take?
You want to find the path to a life of meaning and fulfillment.
As Wendy Schuman would say “And while the world is full of wonders you are left wondering about your future?” How do you choose what path is right for you? How do you create a life that means something to you on your terms? Or what does that even mean?
Creating a life that means something to you on your terms is about digging deeper for your purpose or calling in life that is driven by your own desires and values. I am a firm believer that you have a gift to share with the world and someone is out there just waiting for your gift. But when you are living your life according to the expectations of others you will never walk in the fullness of that gift.
The key is to connect with your inner self and focus on what that still small voice is telling you. From there you begin to place careful attention and consideration on the things that mean the most to you.
To start creating a life that means something to you on your terms you must have AWARENESS!
I believe AWARENESS is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
Awareness is the foundation for change.
The key to creating awareness is stepping outside of yourself so that you can look at your life objectively. At this moment suspend all judgment of yourself and your life.
To get to where you want to go you first have to identify where you are. That begins with self-awareness. Once you have self-awareness then you can choose if you’d like to create something else.
During the month of January, we will explore more of what it looks like to create a life that means something to you on your terms. Stick around. You don't want to miss it.
Here are five questions to ask yourself:
Where am I now? (What are you doing?)
What am I tolerating in my life?
What is my biggest frustration at the moment?
What three changes do I most want to make in my life?
What are three things I am ignoring in my life right now that I truly love to do?
These are tough questions to ask yourself. The answers you discover may be hard for you to hear. Don’t judge yourself or the answers. You have to know where you are so you can make a plan to get where you want to be. This is the first step.
I know at first it can be difficult to practice self-awareness and to come from a place of objectivity with no judgment about yourself and your life. I have created a special video this week just for you.
In the video, I share with you a simple self-awareness exercise you can practice to have more self-awareness in your life.
Click here to watch the video. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful on your journey.
Make today amazing!