I wrote a month or so ago about turning dreams into goals. Part of that process, to me, is being BRUTALLY HONEST with yourself about WHY you want to accomplish the things you are striving toward.
Usually these reasons are not as superficial as the first thing that comes to mind when we ask ourselves why… It is even deeper than that.
So, you want to lose a few pounds, huh?
To be more healthy & fit.
WHY do you want to be more healthy & fit, though?
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Inspiration is a magnificent thing! It comes in so many different forms & is something completely different from one person to the next. It is what compels you to do something. . . It’s what pushes you further along than you ever thought possible, or to pick up & try again after you’ve been knocked down for what seems like one too many times. It’s what gives you the energy to brainstorm that great idea & what gives you hope & the smile on your face.
For me, inspiration comes in the form of how I feel when I’ve done something well or accomplished something I’ve set my mind to & worked my ass off for. That feeling is one of the most wonderful things & it has the power to keep me floating along a path to more good things (when I keep The Bitch from ruining it, that is!). But, mostly, my inspiration comes from the people around me. . . Let me explain.
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We are all guilty, at one point or another, of letting life happen to us, rather than the other way around. Think about that for a moment: We are so caught up in reacting to the things around us that we forget that we can be proactive & thrive, rather than react & just live. This is EXACTLY the thought behind “Calculated Chaos.” Life is hectic & probably always will be, to one degree or another. BUT, with a little planning & purposefulness, we can make so much more sense of the chaos around us & put to work for us, rather than against us.
Continue reading “On Purpose: Introduction”