With frustration, most of us have screamed this question into the skies above: “What do I do?!”
Many of us spend most of our early lives trying to decide what to be when we, “grow up.” There are others of us who just choose to never grow up. Some of us do what we have to do to pay the bills and support ourselves and the ones we love financially, never making the time or even having the time to realize our financial potential. Some of us don’t realize what we love doing until we are exposed to it later in life, and that is perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with any of these things! These things are all a natural part of life.
This life, and each day we live it, is a blessing. Every day we wake up is a new opportunity for growth, change, experiential learning, and enjoyment!
I believe the most important thing is that we are doing the best we can, at all times. Why?
PROGRESS EQUALS HAPPINESS, and when we consistently do our best, our best consistently gets better.
Jay Shetty has come up with a few helpful, effective questions:
- What do I love?
- What am I good at?
- What does the world need, in relation to what I love and what I am good at?
- How can I make money at it?
Today I will ask myself these questions, ponder and think about the answers, and decide what daily habits to create and what consistent action(s) to take that will eventually lead me to making money doing something I love, that I am good at, and that is needed. I will ALWAYS do my best, knowing my best will keep getting even better.
While seeking balance, I will remember:
Friends going through difficulties, family members who are feeling challenged, and we, when we are going through difficult, dark times-we ALL need each other. We are ALL connected, because of WHAT we are inside-LOVE. We are perfection, just as we are. We are DIETY in disguise. We are PURE LOVE, encapsulated in an imperfect human body, living an imperfect human life, all the while trying to remember WHAT we are while we work on the WHO we are that we identify as while in this human body.
Remember: The greater the pain, and the darker the times, the greater the awakening. Our pain makes us USEFUL to others. We are all here for one another. Keep on keeping on…
As I do my best, I will also remember Melody Beattie’s advice, from July 29th of her book, THE LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO:
Have Some Fun
Have some fun. Loosen up a bit. Enjoy life!
We do not have to be so somber and serious. We do not have to be so reflective, so critical, so bound up within the rigid parameters and ourselves others, and often ourselves, have placed around us.
This is life, not a funeral service. Have some fun with it. Enter into it. Participate. Experiment. Take a risk. Be spontaneous. Do not always be so concerned about doing it right, doing the appropriate thing.
Do not always be so concerned about what others will think or say. What they think and say are their issues not ours. Do not be so afraid of making a mistake. Do not be so fearful and proper. Do not inhibit yourself so much.
God did not intend us to be so inhibited, so restricted, so controlled. These repressive parameters are what other people have imposed on us, what we have allowed to be done to us.
We were created fully human. We were given emotions, desires, hopes, dreams, and feelings. There is an alive, excited, fun loving child in us somewhere! Let it come out! Let it come alive! Let it have some fun – not just for two hours on Saturday evening. Bring it with us. Let it help us enjoy this gift of being alive, being fully human, and being who we are!
So many rules. So much shame we’ve lived with. It simply isn’t necessary. We have been brainwashed. It is time now to free ourselves, let ourselves go, and enter fully human into a full life.
Don’t worry. We will learn our lessons when necessary. We have learned discipline. We will not go awry. What will happen is that we will begin enjoying life. We will begin enjoying and experiencing our whole self. We can trust ourselves. We have boundaries now. We have our program for a foundation. We can afford to experiment and experience. We are in touch with our Higher Power and ourselves. We are being guided, but a frozen, inanimate object cannot be guided. it cannot even be moved.
Have some fun. Loosen up a bit. Break a few rules. God won’t punish us. We do not have to allow people to punish us. And we can stop punishing ourselves. As long as we’re here and alive, let’s begin to live.
Today, I will let myself have some fun with life. I will loosen up a bit, knowing I won’t crack and break. God, help me let go of my need to be so inhibited, proper, and repressed. Help me inject a big dose of life into myself by letting myself be fully alive and human.
This excerpt from Melody Beattie’s book, THE LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO, is one of 365, one for each day of the year. I read the daily messages of this book each day since 2014, and in 2017 was inspired by this book to create MY DAILY PERSPECTIVE SHIFT. I am grateful for her ideas and teachings that have inspired and empowered me SO MUCH over the years. Truly, TOGETHER IS BETTER.
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