That’s how many days I had lived before I got serious. Serious about my life…living with intentionality, discovering my purpose and my dreams and making them happen.
How many more days will you wait?
I recently wrote about core values and the process of identifying those qualities you most want to radiate through your leadership and your life. This is the beginning of living
Life by Design, rather than Life by Default.
The “Life by Design” way is one of continually crafting and shaping your life so that, day-by-day, it becomes more resonant, more in tune, more harmonious with the truth of who you are.
The Truth of Who You Are. What does that mean? I mean it as that part of you where there is deep knowing…knowing who you are and why you’re here at this time. When we live in alignment with our truth is when we experience a profound sense of peace, authenticity, and resonance.
The process of discovering the Truth of Who You Are unfolds over time. It is a journey, a big adventure. One marked with great self-awareness, relationship-awareness, and self-discovery. One of learning and skill-building. It is the process of continually becoming the next iterative (better) version of ourselves, all throughout our lives.
Life by Design does not mean that we will have control over every situation or relationship we find ourselves in. Throughout life, we may find ourselves in circumstances that we did not choose and would not wish on anyone else. Life by Design DOES MEAN that…
You have the power to choose how you will relate with the circumstances of your life.
When unwanted events occur that we cannot understand:
- Will we relate to the event with a sense of openness, looking for the growth opportunity presented?
- Will we choose to relate with ourselves in a compassionate and gentle way during the difficult circumstance?
- Or will we choose to judge, criticize, blame, justify, or condemn that which we don’t understand?
When we are crystal clear about our values – the qualities that are most important for us to radiate into the world through our lives – we are more likely to choose resilient and affirming ways of relating. If you didn’t yet do the core values exercises in my earlier posts, go check them out now! Links below.