Go Do What Makes You Come Alive

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And Why You Must

When you love what you do, you’re more likely to love your life. When you love your life, you’re far more likely to see the positives, to seek the positives and to be positive in the lives of those around you. So ask yourself what makes you come alive, then go do that!

But Don’t Run Away!

Obviously, we’re not talking about abandoning your obligations and responsibilities in pursuit of your desires. We are not talking about infidelity, should the thought of an affair make you come alive. Such as that only makes a portion of your lower chakras come alive. We’re talking about creativity, purpose and the work of the heart and soul, from the higher centers of your being.

Inspiration and aspiration do not leave trails of carnage in their wake, so don’t abandon your responsibilities to pursue your dreams. You can do both.

At first it may be part time. At first it may be about waking up 30-60 minutes earlier so that you’ll have that time day for you to do what matters to you. But that should be easy because it matters, right?

You’re in charge of yourself, so claim that time and protect it as a sacred time to create.

If you knew you’d have to get up 30 minutes earlier every day for five years to do the work that matters most to you… to pursue your art or craft, wouldn’t it be worth it? And, at the end of five years, you’d have grown so much in the direction of your dreams that you may already be living them. But if not, you’ll be well on your way!

You will gain more growth and clarity in doing the work of creating daily than anything else you could do.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Table of Contents

Audio Article – What Makes You Come Alive

Living Your Future Happiness Now

A new neighbor up the street loves his sonic car speakers so much that we can hear him come and go a block away just from the booming base of his car stereo. He loves his music so much that he rocks his entire being and car and the neighborhood with it. The vibration of his passion for his music precedes and follows him wherever he goes.

Imagine for a moment, you, so imbued with delight in your work that it’s brimming over. You have a spring to your step and a smile on your lips that precedes and follows you wherever you go. Like the smile of a child and the contagion of laughter, your joy is a vibration that is positively impacting your immediate surroundings and all those with whom you come in contact.

What do you think will happen to your goals and dreams as you imbue each day with the joy of that?

“Never underestimate the power of a soul on fire.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily®

Setting Joy in Motion

You know the opposite of that experience…. such as what it’s like to be waited on by a surly cashier.

Conversely, you know what it looks like to be served by someone who is delighted to be doing what they’re doing… someone who is genuinely cheerful and happy. Their enthusiasm spreads and affects you and you and everyone they come in contact with.

Cheerfulness sets up a positive vibrational field that invites more positives to take up residence with you.

Never Underestimate the Power of Music to Uplift and Inspire

I can so relate to the funny garden dance in the following video clip.

No matter how tired I am, if I turn on some great boogie music, (lately, it’s been the soundtrack from The Greatest Show on Earth, or the Lord of the Dance soundtrack). It never fails to elevate my state. I’m always immediately uplifted and energized, especially if I start dancing to it!

You Gotta Dance When You Love Your Work

Here’s a fun and funny example of someone who’s clearly into the moment of loving what he’s doing. But even if you can’t sing and dance at work, you can always sing and dance in your heart!

When You Do What Makes You Come Alive…

The video is not great quality but the lesson is powerfully depicted. You will want to watch this as you remind yourself of why you must get your work out into the world… especially if you’re growing a following.

If You Don’t Yet Know…

When you do what makes you come alive, you’re more likely to create and to love, for to create is also to love. But if you don’t yet know what makes you come alive, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many people struggle with this, and you can read more on that here.

Generosity stems from fulfillment. A full heart is a generous heart. A contented mind is a compassionate mind. Our hearts and minds are elevated when doing work we love. The operative word here is LOVE.

When you do what makes you come alive… your LIFE is fueled by LOVE.

“The more fully you are engaged in living life, the more love is flowing through you.
The more fully love is flowing through you, the more fully you are engaged in life.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily®

Why You Must Do What Makes You Come Alive

Why you must do what makes you come alive? Because life is fueled by love, and those who are on fire with life are not preoccupied with the negative news and the naysayers. They are too filled with passion and love and life to dwell in dark places.

This Howard Thurman quote is one of our all time favorites and sums it all up eloquently:

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~Howard Thurman, author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader 1899-1981

TGIF – Thank God it’s Friday

The TGIF sums up this concept. If you’re in rush hour work traffic on a Monday morning, notice the faces of the people in the cars all around you.  The majority are dull and unhappy. Let’s consider Pareto’s principle here and the (roughly) 80-20 rule.1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle

Remember, these are all approximate percentages. Some cite 90/10 and 70/30, but the general concept is applicable to many things in life, and 80/20 is the median number to work with.

That’s the majority of people who are not truly happy Monday through Friday for 40 or more waking hours per week. It’s probably more than 40, if you included commute time and “dread time”… the amount of time people spend complaining about and dreading going back to work. But we’ll use 40 hours as an average here.

Then notice the faces again during the Friday afternoon rush hour. The majority are happier. They’re on their way to do things they enjoy. Chances are for most, that doesn’t even mean off to party. Rather, it’s about being off to enjoy time doing the things they love.

“All negativity is an absence of love.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily®

 

TGIM – Thank God it’s Monday

What if it was ‘Thank God it’s Monday”…? Or even better, what if it’s TGfT?

TGfT – Thank God for Today!

Might we see a massive societal shift achieved gradually over time?

What if 80 percent of the people were able to do work they loved 80% of the time? What if people were taught how to do work they love and encouraged to pursue that as a profession? If our world today is the result of just 20% of people actually doing work they truly enjoy… and 80% who do not, what if that were reversed?

What if every day is begun with gratitude and appreciation by 80 percent of the population? We cannot change the world, but we can change our world by the choices we make. Can you imagine an inspired world? It begins with you doing what makes you come alive.

You cannot change the world, but you can change your world by the choices you make. And that’s where all change begins.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily®

When You Love the Work You Do

The majority of people are happier being positively productive doing work they love. A gardener doesn’t mind the work of gardening. He loves it. Gardening is something he’s passionate about. The painter doesn’t mind painting. Painting is something she’s passionate about. She loves doing it so it doesn’t seem like work.

When you do the work you love, that love spreads beyond your life.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily®

More than a Privilege

Next time you’re in work traffic on Monday, consider that Howard Thurman quote we started with above. It’s the tip of the iceberg of this topic and at the heart of why you must do what makes you come alive.

If you’re not sure, observe what you do when you are free to be you. Observe the active and creative moments in your life (or your daydreams) that bring you joy, and start adding some of that into each day.

Another tool to help you refuel is movement. Never underestimate the power of dynamic movement to create a dynamic life, and to change your state and get you unstuck.

To do the work you love is not just a privilege, it’s a responsibility.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

Visioning is the First Step

And remember, when it comes to things like the abundance and Law of Attraction books, vision boards and goals journals, they all work… IF.

Vision boards work if you use them as the foundation to your daily steps in the direction of your dreams.

So again, ask yourself, “What makes me come alive?” Then go do more of that!

Create the life you want to live, one day at a time.

The Day is the Way.

iCreateDaily!Ⓡ


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