“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” ~ Anna Marie Quindlen …
Who have you been? What have you been? Are you happy with where your life is going? If you are, then that is great! And if you are not, well that is ok too, because with the right attitude and decisions, your future can be altered for the better right now. By choosing actions that are consistent with your goals and ambitions, and your hopes and dreams, you have the ability to overcome any obstacle, to set out on any journey, and to be whatever you wish to be.
Perhaps some of us step into roles in our lives unprepared–at a point when we are far too young to realize that these roles do not align with what we wish to accomplish in life, or have not fully decided what it is that we seek. And once we fall into these roles for a number of years, we begin to gain a sense of security and familiarity with them and it becomes quite difficult to step out of them, regardless of whether they are bringing us any fulfillment in life.
But life is not about maintaining our past lives or living in the old–it is about growth. And the choices we make today should be based upon where we are going and not where we have been. As Anna so perfectly reminds us: we can always reinvent ourselves. That does not mean we have to become someone else, it simply means that we can make ourselves into a better version of ourselves. If we lack purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in our life… perhaps it is time to reflect, revisit, and determine once again who we are going to be.
Free yourself from any unnecessary courses, ruts, and patterns in your life.
Questions to consider:
What kind of life would you like to be living? What would it take to achieve that kind of life?
Is it possible for us to live more than one life? How might we do so?
Who determines the path of our journeys in life? Where does your path currently lead?
For further thought:
“So take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.” ~ Frank Sinatra, excerpt from “Pick Yourself Up”
written by Jerome Kern / Dorothy Fields