Last week I promised some thinking on this, the next element of Signýficant Living, CHOOSE.
Choose seems pretty simple. It’s defined as: to select by preference, the best or most appropriate, from a number of possibilities.
In this definition what I dig the most is that it’s about preference. What you most prefer. Picking what works best for YOU. Because that’s what choosing should be all about.
What I’m talking about, in Signýficant Living (which you will recall is to consciously and fearlessly choose to live a life of meaning, passion and purpose) is both the way you choose and what you choose. I am talking about the decision to choose IN, to choose life, to choose to be wide-awake and as present as you can be, to choose to live every moment of your life FULLY.
Clearly, that is a radical act.
It’s not for the faint of heart, rather this is for people who want their lives back. Who are wiling to do what it takes for the sake of something bigger. People who are wiling to let go of something in order to get MORE. And that’s where choosing comes in.
Because at its core, choosing is about prioritizing.
- What will you put above everything else?
- What are you saying is most important? Because wherever you are putting your time and energy, that is what you are choosing.
- Do you put it into blaming and complaining? Or do you put it toward creating the world the way you want it to be, toward what is working and what is possible?
Either way, notice: Are you happy with your choice? Do you like what you are choosing?
And make no mistake – you are always choosing. Not choosing is a choice. Putting your head in the sand, letting something “happen”, ignoring the signs … in any of those cases, you made a choice.
So this, what I am speaking to here in Signýficant Living, is about consciously choosing. Being as awake to the choice, and the impact, as you can be, while it is happening. To be mindful and present. To be in the experience in the moment. And then choose from an empowered place. Choose the thing that will bring you most alive, that will connect you to your deepest self and to your greatest fulfillment. Whatever that is for you. Because that is really living. And powerful living, and of course… Signýficant Living.
- What is it that you are choosing today?
- What do you really want to be choosing?
- And what can you do to bring those two into greater alignment?
Because this is your life, and it starts NOW!
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