(I want to credit the Live Your Legend team for the inspiration for this article. They sent me an email this week that I felt I had to share with you.)
When you’re on a quest to find what it is you are here to do, what you are passionate about, and what you love to do, it’s easy to get stuck.
These are big questions, and on a day-to-day basis we’re usually too busy to give them the thought they deserve.
Until life interrupts our best-laid plans. Illness. Retrenchment. A decision to quit. Death of a loved one.
The interruption then becomes (if we allow it) an opportunity to re-evaluate our lives, and to seriously think about where we’re going and what we’re doing with all the gifts we’ve been given: our health, energy, time, talent, strengths and weaknesses.
One way to still our conscious minds enough to get our thoughts out is to WRITE them down.
But what will I write about, you say.
If you want to be truly creative and uninhibited, I encourage you to write whatever comes to you, without judging it for being silly, irrelevant, trivial or random. The point is to manually and mindfully override the natural tendency of self-criticism and go back to that childlike and free state where you can say whatever you want, in whatever way you want it, and not worry what someone else thinks of you. What you write is for your eyes only – no one needs to see it or know about it.
You will astonish yourself at what comes up — those precious gems of wisdom and intuition from seemingly out of left field, that feel so RIGHT even if your logical mind can’t figure out why.
Need more guidance?
Here are 3 questions the Live Your Legend (LYL) team mentioned. Use them to get your own answers and revelations about what LYL founder Scott Dinsmore calls ‘the work you can’t not do’:
- What do people thank you for?
- What do you love helping people with?
- What would you be happy and excited to help people if even if you don’t get paid for it?
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