I’ve been thinking about this statement a lot lately.
I know you’ve heard it. Maybe you’ve said it. But do you believe it?
I think it’s the kind of thing a lot of people would roll their eyes at. Or say something like “yeah but…”
Anyways, I wholeheartedly believe in it.
And yes, I think about those “yeah but…” excuses and barriers sometimes, too.
I’m not quite sure I can explain all of my ideas on this statement clearly. This post will be more of a thought dump in hopes to find some direction and to stop thinking and start more doing.
To ‘choose time’… One of the three things I wanted this little bloggy space to inspire, for myself and others.
Sometimes I mentally step back and look at where I am in life at this point in time. It can happen on a drive, in a moment alone, when I’m surrounded by a group of people or even just watching Halle.
It’s like “Whoa! THIS is my life.”
Sometimes a good whoa that makes me smile, sometimes an I’m not sure whoa… As in did I think this would be what my life is like at this point in it? Some things: yes, some things: no, and some questionable?
Am I happy with my life right now? Yes!
Am I thankful? Yes.
Do I still want more? Yes.
What do I want?
What would/should/can I change?
What can I MAKE of this life?
Then, the challenges… Things you cannot control. Circumstances. They could include money, time, commitments, resources, etc. But what’s really an excuse? What could you change if you wanted to?
Maybe things can happen but just not right now?
Or maybe never...
or maybe exactly right now?
The one thing you can control, well for most people, is your thoughts. Your ideas, your feelings and your attitude.
What do you think about your life? What do you want? What’s stopping you from making that happen right now?
When I write that, it seems like it’s so much easier to say than do. I guess that’s why I have been thinking about it so much rather than thinking about how to make the things I want in life happen.
Or I think about things like “I need to wait until the baby is born before I start that.” And maybe that’s true for some
things, maybe it’s not…
But then there are those that might laugh at the idea of “life is what you make it.” Thinking along the (bigger) lines of “oh I
need to wait to win the lottery to do the things I want to do.” Well, chances are, that ain’t happening. So, what do you want in the meantime? What can you make happen?
I’m not sure I’m getting anywhere with this post…
I think my next step is to make a list.
A life list of things I want to do and try.
And maybe a goal list, too.
Measurable and realistic goals. Things I can make happen, or at least get on track with right now.
I need to write down what I want and make it happen.
But first, to figure it [what I want] out…
I’ll leave you with this quote for now and continue this ramble another day ;)
"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
Actually, one more thing!
I debated even posting this… I know most of you prefer the Halle and bump updates [ btw new ones coming this week ;) ]
But then I asked myself why not write this here?
This is MY blog. This is MY life.
And you have your life to decide what’s right for you…
So here’s one last thought provoking Pinterest find to really end this babble.