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Who Am I?

July 6, 2011

I often wonder who I am and what I am doing in life.  Maybe you’re the same? Do these questions ever wonder through your brain; Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing, why am I doing this when I love doing that? If your like me always wondering about these questions, then have I got something for you.

I came across this excellent article from UNLOCK Magazine.  While I was reading this article I could not help but think I am not the only one who needs to read this. I hope this will help you with your journey in life!

xo

Dee

WHAT LIGHTS YOUR FIRE?
by: Laura Sonksen

When you were a child you were probably asked “What do you want to be when you grow up”? We
all had different answers for our childhood hopes. As you got older life took on a course of it’s own. If
you’ve been blessed enough to have someone in your life ask you those insightful questions as a young
adult then chances are your answers may be different than they were as a child. Now maybe you’re a
little more conscious about what stokes your fire. Do you like to cook endlessly? Do you like to party
plan like no other? I have a friend, Jolene, who just laid down a job she loved and did very well in for
several years to pursue something she’s always ‘wanted to do’. She thrives and loves to coordinate
weddings and, as a very small part of her prior job, did so beautifully and with ease, as it appeared.
She stuck her neck out and pursued her dream choice of work but on an executive level and with much
higher pay and benefits…and she landed it! She now gets to do what she’s always dreamed of doing.

Eric Liddell, OLYMPIC RUNNER, (in the film Chariots of Fire) once said “I believe God made me for a
purpose, but he also made me fast, and when I run, I feel God’s pleasure.”

In case you haven’t probed that childhood question as an adult, try finishing these sentences:

1. I feel good about myself when I am…Where? Doing what? Feeling what?
2. I feel invigorated when I am…Where? Doing what? Feeling what?
3. I feel inspired when I am…Where? Doing what? Feeling what?
4. I feel creative when I am… Where? Doing what? Feeling what?
5. I feel powerful when I am…Where? Doing what? Feeling what?

In answering these, you’ll learn more about who you are. They help stoke a little fire and as you know,
fire lights up a dark night for miles around. If you are feeling a bit in the dark about your life or work,
what did you learn about yourself in your answers? The answers can help lead you to your designed
purpose. We go out and get a ‘job’ for incomes sake, which is needed. But sometimes the job absorbs so
much of ourselves that it prohibits us from ever discovering what we were actually designed for and we
are never at our best until we find our way to our purpose.

Os Guiness once said, “Somehow we human beings are never happier than when we are expressing the
deepest gifts that are truly us.”

Don’t be afraid to answer honestly. Your uniqueness gives you a platform, own it, harness it and use it.
When you are moving in your own ability and gift, you will inspire others and give others permission to
do the same. You have permission… Permission to dream…Permission to wander outside the boundaries
of your mind.


Happy Birthday 2 Me!

June 20, 2010

No Bad Days

May 26, 2010

When life throws you a curve ball make banana pancakes, while jammin’ to Jack Johnson in your panties and say “Hey…Its Okay!” because in life there are “No Bad Days”.

“No Need For Approval”

May 20, 2010

One of the natural, but unfortunate, human characteristics is the sense of a need for approval. It is wonderful to show your appreciation of others and to thank them whenever possible. It is also pleasing when others show appreciation and thank you. But making any significant life choices based on whether or not others approve sets one on a course of emotional destruction.

Make your important choices in life based on your values and your long-term objectives rather than on a need for approval.

Photo Credit: Teaghan McGinnis – MSM Photography

Naysayers the “impossible” and the “Dumb” ideas

May 18, 2010

I get these weekly blog posts from Kirk Weisler also known as “T4D – Thought 4 the Day”,  he always sends out very interesting topics and very relatable to my life.  This one that I am going to share with you today, I think speaks to alot of people not just myself.  I hope you enjoy this one.

There are plenty of people that will tell you what you are doing is ‘dumb” or ‘impossible’. I wonder how many times we do not attempt greatness because others say it is ‘impossible’ or ‘dumb’? How many times do we allow the weaknesses and limitations of others to hinder our dreams and true potential? The other day this quote hit me hard.

I know this is an add for adidas. However, this message goes so far beyond athletic apparel. When I read it the first time I could not help but think of many of my personal heroes (i.e., Gandhi, Roger Banister, Rosa Parks, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln, Meriwether Lewis, Wilbur and Orville Wright, etc.).

“IMPOSSIBLE IS JUST A BIG WORD THROWN AROUND BY SMALL MEN WHO FIND IT EASIER TO LIVE IN THE WORLD THEY’VE BEEN GIVEN THAN TO EXPLORE THE POWER THEY HAVE TO CHANGE IT. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A FACT. IT’S AN OPINION. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A DECLARATION. IT’S A DARE. IMPOSSIBLE IS POTENTIAL IMPOSSIBLE IS TEMPORARY. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!”

What a powerful concept. It helped me recommit myself to doing things others dare not to attempt. It helped me to recommit myself to excellence.
This week let us do the impossible…or at the very least let us be more patient with the “impossible people” in our lives.
Kirk Out

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