Create a PURPOSEFUL 2010
We enter a wonderful time for contemplation as 2009 winds down and we gear up for a fresh, New Year.
I ask you to do something simple this week.
Find a pen and paper.
Go to a place where you can sit in total silence.
Turn off all distractions (cell phones, radio, TV, internet).
Write down your answers to the following questions:
1. Who do I desire to BE in 2010? Choose 5 character traits you would like to embody more fully. Here are a few suggestions to get your mind moving: compassion, peace, understanding, courageous, passionate, loving, helpful, joyful…you get the idea.
2. How will I serve my community and country this year? Give consideration to your unique skills. Visualize yourself in your community in action. What change do you most desire to be part of? Write down everything that comes to your heart.
These two questions are plenty to get you started.
Be purposeful in planning the year ahead.
Don’t rush into 2010 simply chasing after money or trying to attain a big title. I am sure you can and will achieve that too. I beckon you to open to your HIGHER CALLING.
Infuse PURPOSE and SERVICE into your 2010 goals. If you do, you will find more satisfaction, peace and fulfillment than you have ever experienced. “The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” (Mitch Albom.)
After completing this exercise post your answers in a place that you will see every morning when you wake up and every evening when you go to bed.
Keep your intentions in front of you consistently and you will be sure to accomplish what your heart truly desires.
Carry a copy of your desires in your pocket or purse. Read them regularly. Stay FOCUSED. Don’t lose sight of who you desire to be and how you desire to serve.
Defining my purpose with you,
Patricia Omoqui, The Thought Dr.