Friday, May 11, 2012

'This one wild and precious life'

Are you where you want to be?

As you do a quick review of your life right now, are you satisfied? Do you like the relationships you have, and do they nurture you? Are you happy in your career choice and the job you have now?

If you want to make changes, now is a good time to create an action plan. First, flesh out where you want to be. What would that life look like? How would you feel? Then create a plan to move toward that dream.

Perhaps you only want to tweak things as they are now. Or perhaps you desire dramatic change. Either way, it helps to draw the picture in your mind of where you want to go—and then, step by step, think about how you will get there.

Face obstacles honestly
It also helps to be honest about the obstacles you'll face, whether external or internal. Sometimes the biggest hurdles are those in your mind. That's OK. It's normal. Don't let that hold you back.

The words of one of my favorite poets Mary Oliver often propel me forward: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

What a good question. It is precious. And we have this one life—let's be sure we live it!

Please contact me if you want to strategize about changes and dreams. I have needed help along the way (and still do), and I love helping other women pursue their dreams, too.

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