By CreativeWings, 15 March, 2016

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. – Earl Nightingale

Oh sure, sounds so easy. Just establish a goal for yourself and then begin to journey towards it.

What if you have no idea what your goal is?

I wrote last week about beginning to explore who you are. Identifying who you are and what is important to you can help you to evaluate if you are currently on the correct path for yourself.

Think back to a time (if it’s not now) when you felt you were at your very best and were fully engaged. Take a few moments and make a list of the things about that time that connected with you. List everything you can remember that was enjoyable, challenging or made you feel validated.

What aspects of that time are present in your life now? If the answer is “none” or “not many”, why not set a goal of bringing those things back into your life. Pick just one – how can you incorporate that into your life?

What can you do today to take the first steps on your journey to a more meaningful and fulfilling life?

By CreativeWings, 1 March, 2016

“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.”
Leo Buscaglia

As we each live our lives and share more and more on the various social platforms, it feels important – to me at least, to ask, “Is this me?”

Who are we presenting to the world each day? Is it someone that feels true to who you are?

If you are struggling (as many do) to figure out who you are, why not spend a portion of the time that you would normally use responding to what everyone else is posting to do some exploring into your own amazing life.

What’s important to you? What are your dreams, goals, loves?

Who do you want to be? What are your unique gifts?

I know these questions can be overwhelming.

How about this… Today, for 5 minutes, take a break from all of the things that distract you from who you truly are and write, draw, blog, record, create, or just visualize one thing about yourself that makes you, you.

You can do it. It’s just 5 minutes. It’s 5 minutes of being you.