Go Do What Makes You Come Alive

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Why You Must Do What Makes You Come Alive

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.

Audio Article – What Makes You Come Alive

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.

“Never underestimate the power of a soul on fire.”
~LeAura Alderson, author, entrepreneur, co-founder-iCreateDaily


You know the opposite of that. You know 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. Same for us. It’s clear which one is happier, and it’s also clear how both emotions spread.


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), I’m immediately uplifted and energized, especially if I start dancing to it!

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!


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, author, entrepreneur, co-founder-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, author, entrepreneur, co-founder-iCreateDaily



TGIM – Thank God it’s Monday

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

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 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 it begins.
~LeAura Alderson, author, entrepreneur, co-founder-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, author, entrepreneur, co-founder-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 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, author, entrepreneur, co-founder-iCreateDaily

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

The Day is the Way.


And remember, when it comes to things like the abundance and the Law of Attraction books, vision boards and goals journals, they all work. IF. They work if you use them as the foundation to your daily steps in the direction of your dreams.

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