BLOG_2018_12_20_Your Life Your Design
YOUR LIFE, YOUR DESIGN
20 DECEMBER 2018
Have you ever read a “Choose Your Own Adventure”TM book?
If you have, you will remember at various points in the story, you are presented with two or three options; e.g. “To follow the man into the cave, turn to page 43. To return to the village, turn to page 57.”
It’s a really cool concept that turns a story into a game. You passively enjoy the plot for a while, then you get to dive in and make your move.
These books are like training wheels for your life. The only difference is, in your own “Choose Your Own Adventure” story, you are the audience and the author.
Every day in your real life you are presented with choices. If you don’t like them, you can create a new one. Sure, it may seem that your options are limited by finances, family, employment or education, but remember this…
YOU are a powerful, intelligent, creative human being
with ample, unseen resources.
Your life is your choice, your design.
And the really fun part is this…you aren’t doing it alone. You are writing your story with the help of everyone around you. Your friends, family, neighbors coaches and coworkers give you fresh choices and story prompts every day.
When you activate your inner author, other people’s choices become inspirations for your own. Obstacles become hurdles to leap over and bounce points to send your adventure in exciting new directions. Opportunities create new paths to explore. Every moment is a chance to make your next move and design your story and craft the adventures you want to live.
So, ask yourself:
Who are the characters in my story?
What role or influence do they play in my life?
Who do I spend my time with?
How do I spend my time?
Where do I live?
What is my lifestyle?
What do I do that brings me the ultimate fulfillment in my life?
It’s your story, you get to design it. And the sky is the limit!