Obviously it has been many years since I had my cancer surgery (in fact, as of today… officially 13 years clean of cancer!! YAY!), and y’all know how much I love celebrating anniversary. But this year something feels a bit different. It feels like it is and should be a day that is not just for me, but actually for everyone. Let me explain.
While I was coaching with one of my favourite clients and we were setting up her homework I noticed that the day she was committing to taking some action on was today, my cancer free day. And so I told her how meaningful this day was to me. It was a big deal, for both of us. The words that came out of my mouth (and they won’t surprise any of you) were “You need to take ACTION to get your life back.” And I believe this whole heartedly. I believe that if we want to have fulfilling lives, rich lives of meaning and significance, then we need to take ACTION in order to have those lives. It won’t just happen to us (except when it does, to quote Dr. Seuss), we need to choose it and to back up our choices in a powerful way. To get our lives back, phrased thus because so many of us have given it over, to fear, to inertia, to complacency… we need to take ACTION.
And so, I am declaring May 16th – “Get Your Life Back” Day!!!
What is the action you need to take today?