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Have you noticed the deep satisfaction that comes when you
are working on something that make the hours pass like rushing wind?
Maybe it has been a while since you have
felt that way.
I did not realize that I had lost that sense of satisfaction until it finally came back into my life quite accidentally.
I needed to get back into the work force but
I had been away for 7 years and the job hunt was NOT EVEN CLOSE to how easy it
used to be.
So I landed a job. Decent
money, decent hours, Horrible Draining Job. But I took it because our family needed the money.
But then 104 Days Later I could not do it another day. It was collections
and no matter how I tried to bring humanity to the job of collecting, just having
to brace myself every time someone picked up the phone in anticipation of their hostility and anger... Well it was Soul sucking
But... during that time is when I wrote the Joy Series that you have been enjoying over the last few months. And I put together the manuscript that I hope to publish by New Years Day 2014.
What are you growing in the midst of a difficult time in your life right now?
These cues are little mirrors into what you are thinking about yourself. And like a mirror, these signals not only reflect back to you but out into the world. Your family and friends - REALLY GOOD ones - can help you see your authentic self.
Many times we seem to be
the last to recognize how the world is viewing us.
Do you have someone who can
tell you honestly what they see about you - good and bad?Tell you where they see your potential?Help you discern a vision for your life?I hope you do this is such a valuable part of
living a fulfilled life and truly ensuring that you are TRULY you.
Ask at least one person you trust to tell you how she envisions your life
"the unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates
"the unplanned life is not worth examining"
Do you take the time to get connected with where you are
Where you have been?
lessons you have learned?
True reflection needs to be grounded in some sort of solitude. These two sides of a coin have to be incorporated into your life in order to see patterns. Every life has patterns. What you are doing right and what you may be missing.
Make a date with yourself to just sit for 20 minutes. By yourself. with pen and paper or with some music and listen...
You've heard the cliche if you haven't got something nice to
say don't say anything at all.I find
that this has some pretty serious implications as to how you feel about your life as a whole. What you are talking about is more than likely what you are thinking
about.And if what you are thinking
about can't be fixed by having a conversation that can help reframe the
situation or solve the problem then what is the point in having the
For example I began working for a tax attorney during the height of
tax season. So what was consuming my every thought: taxes!But talking about them did not change the fact
that they needed to get done or the amount of the workload or how fatigued I felt. So I chose to have discussions that centered around OTHER things:
An upcoming event I was looking forward to
A great movie I recently saw
A new art project I am working on
Is there something that you are talking about right now that ultimately causes more stress about the situation you are in rather than helps to create a new perspective?