“I will not should on myself today.” Unknown
“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” Ben Stein
“Decide upon your major definite purpose in life and then organize all your activities around it.” Brian Tracy
Thinking it Through…
We hear a lot about the need for having a balanced life. “If I only had more “life balance” it would be better.” Give it up! We will never have a balanced life nor would we probably want one. What most of us want is a life full of doing what is meaningful to us and what we are passionate about. Think about someone who is passionate about their life. Is it balanced or are they spending huge amounts of time doing exactly what they value? Often we talk about needing more balance when what we really mean is that we are spending a lot of our life doing things that we don’t care about. That’s when our lives feel unbalanced. It is when we are spending our lives on “shoulds” that we start feeling futile. (For example the day I had last week full of running errands. Ugh!) So instead of worrying that your life is not balanced ask yourself how much joy and passion is in your life? Perhaps having a life full of passion will require spending a entire day painting, hiking or researching a topic of interest. Is that balanced? No, but it is fulfilling and purposeful. So my challenge for you this month is to discover the joys of an “unbalanced” life. Load your days up with activities that are meaningful and enjoyable to you.
1. What do you wish to fill your life with?.
2. What are the “shoulds” in your life that you want to let go?
3. What percentage of your day is filled with activities you love?
4. Take steps today to increase the percentage of time spent on those things you are passionate about.
Dance with Joy,