Ever been asked that before? If so, have you given it some thought? What sets your soul on fire?
Never pondered such a question? I invite you to do so!
For me, creation… helping people… staying true to myself and creating a better life for myself, my family, my future… those are things that set my soul on fire and keep me going when it gets tough (spoiler alert: it does!), but the alternative is quitting which wouldn’t make anything better, so its awesome to take those things and use them as fuel.
If something doesn’t make you happy, or fill you up, maybe it’s time to focus on the things that DO. Design your life, don’t just go to the default.
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets YOUR soul on fire.
You are but an itty bitty thing in a big, huge world. Are you seeing as much as you could?
Be willing to take adventures; be daring, be bold, be open minded.
Life is but a dream, but it’s up to YOU to live it!
Things have been a little crazy lately, and I have felt pulled in too many directions, sometimes eager to please everyone else, forgetting this is MY life, and that before I worry about anyone else, I have to take care of me!
I sometimes forget to enjoy it all – even the messes (which it all is, right now, haha). Trying to enjoy it all, after all, each chapter, good or bad, is a big part of my story!
If you find yourself feeling the pull to be perfect… stop. Embrace the imperfections and the mess. You are better for it, for them!
As with all things, your intention is key! Seek knowledge, not results.
If you choose to focus on the excitement of discovery, improving, exploring and experimenting, your motivation will always be fueled.
Conversely if you choose to focus only on the results, your motivation won’t be able to sustain the ebbs and flows of life.
So the key here is to focus on the JOURNEY not the destination! Be open minded about what you can learn along the way, and be humble enough to be willing to improve!
I have been doing a lot of reflection lately – it’s very empowering! There is something to be said for being honest and open about things, and choosing to put your time and energy into where it matters, rather than sending it to a dead end.
We only get 24 hours in a day. We gotta make them count. We don’t get this time back, so make sure you are happy with where y our time and energy are going, and make sure to reflect often and ensure they align with your vision and your goals.
Obviously, we would all rather be on vacation, or much more frequently than we are. And even if you love your job, coming off a vacation-high and going back to work can be draining, and make you long for the days you were only concerned about mai tai’s and the lazy river.
But if you find yourself TRULY depressed, or upset to be back home, it might be time to reassess life and see if you might need to make some changes. After all, a proper vacation should make you appreciate your life more, not depress you and make you even more down about your life.
Post vacation is a great time to gauge how things make you feel and decide if you shouldn’t bite the bullet. After all, your end goal is to create a life you don’t need a vacation from!
The most beautiful people are the ones who have KNOWN defeat, KNOWN struggle, KNOWN suffering, or loss… and have found their way out.
They have empathy, appreciation, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, humility, and a deep, loving concern.
Beautiful people don’t just HAPPEN. And beauty isn’t shown from the outside.
True beauty is internal.
Being that I am on vacation this week, and focused on enjoying my time with my family, I am keeping this week’s nlog posts light (but I could never go a week without connecting with you guys!)
One of my favorite quotes of all time. If you don’t love it, time to change that so you do! 🙂