An angel spoke these words to me yesterday —
If you follow what truly excites you then nothing can ever go wrong.
I sooo believe in this. What excites us in life BRINGS US TO LIFE. It ups our energetic game in our lives and in the world. This is where magic begins to happen. This is why he said that when we do this that nothing can ever go wrong.
This does not mean that life does not present you with obstacles or challenges. I am not romantically saying that ‘nothing in life goes wrong‘ but what I am saying is when you are following what excites you in life then when a challenge or obstacle comes up you can move through it with a deeper sense of ease. Challenges don’t feel so huge or life altering. You can see them for what they truly are, move through them, and continue living and doing the things that excite you and bring you to life.
So if following what excites you brings an aliveness and ease to life then how in the hell do you do it?
Well, let’s play and explore.
Take out a piece of paper and pen and let’s dive in…
What, right now in life, excites you?
Other words for excite: lights you up, sets you on fire, makes your feel energized, inspired…
Reading Mind Stimulating Books
Studying people that I admire and look up to in the world (reading their books and autobiographies)
Asking people questions, hearing different perspectives
Being around people who inspire and push me to be better in the world
Creating — right now it is writing and podcasting (if you didn’t read my last blog… One Year Alone is coming to life via podcasting March 1st, more to come!)
Next, what do you dream about doing or have you done before that excites you?
Travel, Travel, Travel (planning trips both local and international)
Collaborations with inspiring people
Writing poetry about people I don’t know
Next, think about why these things excite you or what they offer you on a deeper level. What feelings do they create in you?
Beside each thing you wrote dig a little deeper. Explore the why’s. Knowing why you do things or want to do things gives you beautiful insight into who you are and how to continue creating your dream life.
Like me, dancing makes me feel alive, vibrant, light hearted, and silly. These are feelings I value feeling and energetically putting into the world.
We do what we do because it makes us feel a certain way. When we are living our best life we inspire others to do the same. This is the best way to raise the vibration and consciousness on the planet. Live your best life and watch the world change.
Lastly make it real. Take out your calendar and look at the next 4 weeks. Putting things into your schedule makes them real. Be honest with your current schedule and life and see how you can add into your schedule and life the things that excite you and make you feel amazing. This might also mean saying no to things that don’t excite you. I wrote an entire blog about saying no, read it here.
Last week, I did this exact thing, I looked at my schedule and all of the things I was giving my time to and I did a huge clean up. I either stopped doing or have committed to phase out anything in my schedule or life that is not serving my highest good and/or truly excites me. Then I added intentionally the things that truly excite me. So what that looks like for me is now on Wednesday and Saturdays I am attending a dance class that literally sets me on FIRRRREEEEEE. My soul is lifted and I can’t get the smile off my face for hours. I leave feeling ALIVE. Be gentle with yourself during this process. It might take longer to phase some things out. Tell the truth and be gentle.
So we aren’t just putting things into our calendars to just add one more thing for us to do or to just look at. For the next four weeks play with what it feels like to FOLLOW THROUGH. Go to the dance class. Have coffee with that friend. Sit and write that book. One of the themes of 2016 is FOLLOWING THROUGH, FOLLOWING THROUGH, FOLLOWING THROUGH. It is the special sauce. It is what will make a difference. There is no secret to following through. You just have to practice following through. If you say you are going to do something, do it. Give yourself permission to practice having integrity to your word without excuses. Just practice. Everything in life takes practice including following through. Trust me I am constantly practicing this one myself.
Ok now it is your turn!! I want to hear from you. What excites you? What are you adding to your schedules? What are you removing from your calendars? Share it below in the comments.
Also like always if you feel inspired to share these words pllllease do!!!
To chasing what brings us to life,