I’ve come to the realization that the most magical moments in life happen when we stop making everything about ourselves. When we shift our thinking from “what can I get out of this?” to “how can I be of service?” I know that we are greatly rewarded. Is it as easy as it sounds?
I think that the challenge comes in our ability or inability to let go of the past and remain present. If we can stop thinking about past disappointments and remain hopeful that better is on the way, we become open to the amazing opportunities that are just waiting for us! They’ve been there the entire time, waiting for us to get focused and present 😉
When we’re present, we’re not beating ourselves up about the past or worrying about the future. We are in the now, aware, open and focused. We’ve all had moments in our lives when we’ve experienced this. It feels like the stars are aligned, and people comment on how lucky we are. We know the truth though don’t we? We were focused, doing what needed to be done when it needed to be done and not allowing anything to throw us off track.
We were in the zone, in alignment. Whatever you call it, you weren’t thinking about past “mistakes” or worrying about the worst case scenario happening were you? I haven’t quite figured out why we don’t hold on to that afterwards. Many of us, myself included, celebrate the victory and then become complacent.
Instead of thinking about what else is possible, we decide to take a break. Now, don’t get me wrong, we all need a break sometimes! I think the key is maintaining some positive daily habits whether you’re on a safari or hanging out on the beach.
This is why being clear on your big WHY is so important. Our WHY – the reason why we do the things we do, rarely has anything to do with us. Our WHY is usually about something, or someone we care about. That’s our motivator. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning.
If you’re not sure what your WHY is, you should download my workbook that helps you get clear on your priorities. It’s about understanding what you value in life and what those priorities mean to you. It’s also a great guide to managing your time so that your making time for the things that may be important to you.
It’s said that it is better to give than to receive. I believe that when you give, you always receive. When we are of service to others, when we realize it’s not about us as individuals, it’s so much easier to remain in alignment. It feels good to give. If we can hold on to that feeling and look for more ways to be of service, I think the world would be a much better place! We’d all be more fulfilled and living more purposeful lives. Isn’t that what we’re here to do anyways? ♥