To write a new story is a great metaphor for many things in our lives. Sometimes it’s about creating healthier habits. It could be initiating important changes in the way you contribute to your key relationships, or making a decision to move beyond an existing situation.
Either way, what’s most important is recognizing the choices we have and acting on those choices with honesty, wisdom, and compassion. As we know, the outcomes that develop are stronger decision-making skills, more confidence, courage, personal happiness, and fulfillment of purpose.
Given that it’s the time of year when many of us take holidays and often have a little more time to reflect on where we’re at (and where we’re not), let’s look at three areas this could pertain to:
Your Personal Journey
Are there changes you need to make? Are there things you need to learn? Take stock of your challenges and also what your strengths are, and put them to greater use to support what you want and deserve in life. Remember too, it takes twenty-one days to form a habit, good or bad; so get your calendar out and start charting your success!
Your Life’s Work
Do you love what you do? Could you love what you do? Are you showing up every day in a way that speaks to the kind of person you are or wish to be?
Are you looking for the positives and recognizing the options you have, or are you standing in your own way? If you see that you are impeding your own progress at times, the good news is that the solution is in your hands also.
The Book in You
If this is something you’ve always wanted to do, the great thing is that it is quite attainable these days. But how and where do you to start? Here are some tips:
- If you haven’t begun writing yet, or you need some extra motivation to complete that unfinished manuscript that is calling your name, try creating your preface first, outlining the intention of your message. Also, chunk your tasks into bite-size pieces, considering chapter titles and content, and build from there.
- Know what your goals are for your book.
- Hire a good editor and perhaps a writing coach too, and ensure they get you and your message.
- For more great guidance, consider signing up for our monthly e-newsletter and blog distribution and receive my newest e-book FREE. It’s called Do You Have a Book In You? Straight Talk to Take You From Concept to Reality.
One other challenge that applies to all of the above is time, wouldn’t you agree?! Try doing what I call a Wellness Journal. Customize it in any way that fits for you. Simply make note of what fills all of your hours and days for one entire week (168 hours). Be as detailed as you can, and you will quickly see some areas that you can refine in order to make more room for your ideal life.
I encourage you to surround yourself with caring, heart-centered, forward-thinking friends and colleagues . . . Reach out to those who can help you. And whatever your story is or the new one you’re meant to write, literally or figuratively; don’t wait any longer. Gather the resources and support you need and GO FOR IT!
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