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“A sobering thought: What if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?”
– Jane Wagner

Sobering indeed.

Have you lived up to your potential so far?

I know, I’ve been there.  It’s easy to think ‘someday’.  Tomorrow you will call your mother; tomorrow is soon enough to get healthier; tomorrow you will consider that idea that keeps edging into your sub-conscious.  Perhaps when things settle down.  Tomorrow.

Then someday, you look back and wonder where the time went – where your life went.  Have no fear, it is never too late to make a change.  This is a great time of year to hunker down and allow for contemplation – to actively ponder who is it you want to be. Don’t put this off (for someday).  This part is crucial – write it in your calendar.  Schedule time and consider it sacred time.  Because it is blocked out, when the inevitable request for your time comes, you can tell them – “Sorry, I’m booked”.

Notice I’m saying ponder, not think.  Ponder – meaning, daydream, meditate, ruminate, reflect, speculate, heart-feel.  Ask this question, “If there were no restrictions – money, family, job, what would I do?”.  Sometimes you have to quit thinking so much and go where your heart takes you.

Create the atmosphere for inspiration:  grab a snuggly blanket; play soft music; have writing instruments on hand – books and magazines for inspiration; brew the coffee.  Whatever it is your heart desires.  By the way, early morning is the most effective time before your mind is cluttered with all of the activities of the day.  …Let the process begin.  Repeat weekly.


PS: It is not necessary to stymie yourself with the idea of DOING This will come.

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.
~Anne Dillard