Sunday, January 13, 2013

Feeling Alive in 2013!

‘What do I want to be when I grow up?” joked a client as he explored the prospect of making his New Years resolutions. (He wasn't actually joking.) By now he has established his resolutions and probably, like most of us, knows -or at least has a sense of- whether he will be achieving them or not. Personally, mine will always be more achievable if they are proactive or positive – as opposed to stopping something, depriving myself, or not doing something.

This year I decided to create resolutions in 3 categories ….. what I want to BE more of, DO more of and HAVE more of: The first leads naturally to the second which leads naturally to the third.: Being, Doing and Having always work best in that order, and I find myself more easily successful in my ‘resolution quest’.  For those who are searching for ‘What do I want to be when I grow up?”, this order of focus forces an exploration that in itself can be a powerful way to begin a new year!

So did my client answer his own question? Well yes, after some self-examination he did. And I believe this quote, which I shared with him, helped some!

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  Howard Thurman

Sums up my Being and Doing resolutions for 2013 quite nicely!

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