Posts tagged ‘plans’

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?

There’s Still Time!

By CreativeWings, 15 October, 2012, No Comment

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. – John Wesley

It’s mid October, and I am thinking about the end of the year.

Why? Because at the end of last year I made a promise to myself to get involved in an organization that I believe in, as a volunteer.

So here it is, October, 10 months later, and I haven’t done it.

I had the best intentions. I did some research and asked friends what they were involved in, but never went that extra step.
I know I am not alone in this. When I mention this to friends, I get similar stories of meaning to get involved, but no actual volunteerism.
The same friends were quick to let me off the hook for this, by adding “well, it’s understandable, you have this and that and then there was that other thing you had to do”, and I nod and am thankful that I am again relieved of any guilt that I was feeling.

So, where does that leave me?

It’s mid October, and I am thinking about the end of the year.
It’s time to move forward on this. This is important to me.
I’ll let you know how it goes.