Energize Your Life

September 22, 2011 by  
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What are your dreams? What do you want to achieve? What’s important to you?

Having something to work towards, to channel our energies, to dream about is the gas that keeps life’s engine running.  Achieving our exact goals in the manner in which we have dreamed is not as important as having something to work towards that excites us.  These goals don’t have to be lofty.  They can go from buying a house to simply and profoundly living fully in the present.

Without something to “fight” about our lives can easily turn into a merry-go-round of task after task. Life then becomes something we must do instead of an opportunity to learn about ourselves, to grow, and to fully engage.

When we are children we dream about being dancers, firefighters or presidents.  As young adults we imagine how we are going to be successful in business and/or in love.

Unfortunately as the obstacles start to mount – as they often do – many of us simply give up on what we first dreamed about without replacing the empty spots with something else.

We must be engaged in life to feel vibrant.

There is a difference between working towards something that is truly important to whom we are instead of wanting things as a result of neurosis or complete disconnection with the self.

If I want to be successful – in whatever business I’m in – because I think so little of myself that the only way to prove to others that I have value is to succeed, I will fail.  But if I want to succeed because I love what I do, and I want to continue to learn, grow and share then however my business goes it will bring success.  I may not get the status or the money but I will get the journey of applying myself to something that I love.  I will be energized every day because something truly matters.

Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment. Find something that matters to you and work towards it.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

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2 Responses to “Energize Your Life”
  1. Joan Small says:

    Hi Deborah, I agree with you we have to be engaged in life to be energized. You cover a lot of concepts in this blog – how important dreams are, what is success, and do we need to have conflict to feel like we are alive as well as the importance of living in the now. These are all food for thought. I believe we can be energized every day – and I write about natural energizers in my book http://www.theenergybook.com I am currently writing about youthful energy at any age. I will keep following your blog. Live With Energy, Joan

    • Hi Joan,

      Thanks for posting. I will be checking out your book The Energy Book. As you said going after things that are important to each one of us is what keeps us energized.