Most people don’t exactly enjoy talking about the subject of death but let’s face it…it’s one thing that is for sure. So if we know it’s going to happen, no matter what, no matter where we live, the family we come from, the possessions we own, why not allow it to be our inspiration?
Stephen Covey’s famous quote, “Start with the end in mind” doesn’t just relate to business or success, it’s a good formula for everything, certainly for how we live our lives.
This weekend I made the final changes on my book, Celebrate Life 365 Ways and officially put it for sale yesterday. I felt a sense of accomplishment and relief. It felt good to finish a project I had wanted to do but it was more than that…
I felt joy because I knew I wouldn’t die with that book in me.
It made me think of all the possibilities, all the potential that is sitting in us all. The ideas, the paintings, the books, the businesses, the inventions…that might go unrealized, that might die in us. Why does this happen? Why don’t we pursue everything we have inside of us? Why don’t we make it happen? A lack of time, money or any other resource isn’t what actually stop us.
The only thing that stops us is a lack of belief in ourselves.
When I get to the finish line on a project I often think about who it might benefit (it’s the marketer in me). Who might get something of value out of my book, who might be better off because of it? I hope thousands. But what I realized today was the process of writing this book showed me how transformational it is to put your ideas to work. To take them and develop them – to take something that only exists in your mind and make it exist in the world.
It doesn’t matter how many things you’ve tried and “failed” at. Try Again.
Use up all your ideas.
Pursue your passions.
Create until you’ve exhausted yourself.
Just don’t die with ’em in you! xoxo
Hungry for More, A. Monika
p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!