Ripples v8.16: Ripples of CRYSTAL CLEAR!
4/17/06: your FREE weekly splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
May you have:
the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
the foresight to know where you’re going, and
the insight to know when you’re going too far.
-Irish Toast, submitted by Colleen M., Wauwatosa WI
If you truly become crystal clear
on how you would love your life…
to such a degree that you
can’t see anything BUT that…
it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE for you not to get it.
-Dr. John F. Demartini, submitted by Angie S., Stevens Point WI
This week I spent some time with Forward Service Corporation in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They help people around the state of Wisconsin who are facing a variety of challenges to move forward with their lives, and we spent a few hours at the Brett Favre Steakhouse (and no, we didn’t find out whether #4 is coming back for another season with the Packers!) focusing on renewal. One of the topics we explored was the importance of having purpose in your life. I know many people who have a general sense of direction when it comes to their work or life, while others feel like they are meandering around a bit. Every once in a while I cross paths with someone who has a laser beam focus; a CRYSTAL CLEAR notion of what they are supposed to be doing in life and how they intend to implement that purpose. Sometimes it is their work that defines them, while others have a hobby or community service effort or family-oriented mission that fuels their passion. Whatever and wherever it is, they seem to thrive from having defined or uncovered their purpose.
I dare you to spend a few minutes this week focusing on your direction. Wherever you are at in the process, it is possible to take the next step. If you are in the meandering phase, you could make a list of possible options from which you could choose. Perhaps it may be time to be more specific in your direction and commit to taking action on a few things. If you already have a well-defined mission, perhaps you could do a quick audit of your calendar to see if you have any projects or tasks that are pulling you off track.
Whichever direction you choose, I do hope it includes a heaping helping of…