Here’s a question I never got asked at school, nor, until recently, a question I asked myself when making important life decisions – “How do you want to feel?”
Not just in ten years when you’ve achieved success or lost all that weight or found that partner that makes you blissfully happy. Although they may be important to you, they’re all external indicators of ‘success’.
For me; I want to feel PASSIONATE. I want to feel LOVE. And I want to feel INSPIRED.
All too often, we wear too many hats, say yes to too many things and bust a gut to make others happy. Meanwhile our dreams are atrophying.
This only leaves us EXHAUSTED, RESENTFUL and and UNINSPIRED.
One of my favourite authors, Danielle La Porte says, “Knowing how you want to feel is the most potent form of clarity you can have. Knowing how to create those feelings is the most creative thing you can do with your life.”
What are you going to create? And how can you create that feeling associated with it in your every day.
My challenge for you is this:
Write down words that inspire you and choose the one or two that really resonate. Let them guide you in all of your decisions, words and actions.
For example, in feeling ‘inspired’ and ‘passionate I’ll choose food, exercise, people to be around, books to read and situations that inspire me and cultivate passion.
The more you make room for being still and getting clear on how you want to feel, the quicker you’ll actually reach your goals.
Ease up, enjoy the process, create a desired state and feel GOOD.