The full credit for the five bullet points I'm about to share with you goes to Geoffrey Bellman, the author of Your Signature Path (Copyright 1996). I was going to simply rewrite these important points but Mr. Bellman has said them so well that I will put them forth intact. (No plagiarism intended. You can visit Mr. Bellman's site by clicking on the title of this post.)
- Reflect, repeatedly and daily, on why you are doing what you're doing. Otherwise, you will forget and end up doing what you think others want.
- You are creating your world by the way you see it. Believe it!
- Powerful learnings are hidden in your shadows. Find them.
- Let your life define your work rather than letting your work define your life.
- You decide your path by walking it. Everything else is preparation.
I'll add this:
- So, what is your mission? You are in charge of creating it. No one will bring it to you, give it to you, force it upon you.
- And who are you serving? If you think you can really do a good life without serving, you're fooling yourself. The way good things come to you is in payment for what you put forth. You are not entitled!
- What do you really value and are you living into and up to those values 24/7? The rest of us notice if you vary even a fraction. Count on it.
- What kinds of results are you getting in your personal, professional and spiritual experiences? If they aren't what you think you want, rethink.
- Finally, do you have any kind of plan, any goals, any direction? Better, or you'll end up somewhere else.
"All the greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally unsolvable... They can never be solved, only outgrown. This 'outgrowing' requires a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest appears on the...horizon and through this broadening of...outlook, the unsolvable problem loses its urgency. It was not shed logically in its own terms but faded when confronted with a new and strange image." Carl Jung