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By CreativeWings, 15 March, 2016, No Comment

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?

Meetings

By CreativeWings, 8 February, 2013, No Comment

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
― Fred Rogers

I love this quote, and I am struck constantly by how true it is.

I’ve written about this before. It’s something that is important to me – remembering that every day, in every moment we can make a difference in the lives of the people we meet, AND “the people you may never dream of”.

It’s a tough challenge to really take this to heart. We get busy, or hurried, impatient or apathetic to the world around us, and it slips from our consciousness.

So please, let me (and Fred Rogers) remind you.

Who you are, and how you interact with the world matters. You do leave something of yourself at every meeting. What do you want it to be?

It’s your choice.