Extraordinary Life Centers: Livelihood and Passion
Does my work invigorate me, foster my creativity, sustain me financially, and enable me to grow into a bigger vision of myself?
We love the expression "right livelihood," because what it means is uniquely defined by each individual. What does it mean to you? Only you know what parts of your life you want your work to serve — and whether it is currently living up to that.
Do you need close and respected collaboration with colleagues? Creative outlets? Substantial financial rewards? Titles and prestige? Room to grow? Self-direction? Intellectual stimulation?
In this Life Center we explore all of these aspects of livelihood and passion.
Here are five simple things you can do right now:
1. Ask yourself, "If money were no object, how would I spend my days?" Listen to or write the first things that pop into your mind.
2. Take one smalll action step today, which you know you've been avoiding at work or in moving a dream forward.
3. Got something you've wanted to pursue, but haven't yet? Dance? Photography? Graphic design? Search the Internet for those kinds of classes in your town and sign up for one.
4. Set the clock for five minutes and list all the things you love to do or things that bring you to life.
5. Dig up a photo of yourself as a child, maybe eight or nine years old. Look at that photo and try to recall what made that child happy and excited.