The world wants you to be in constant motion. Searching or buying the next big thing. Building your career. Starting a family. Buying a new car, house, purse or latest Starbuck’s creation. But in the constant motion of doing, is there is one question that seems to stop people in their tracks.
Who are you?
Are you the guy who works at a job he hates so he can collect the paycheck to pay the bills and support his family? Are you the mother who holds onto her patience by the thinnest thread as her toddler throws food in a new game she just created? Or the high school or college student who stayed out too late last night chasing fun when you should have been getting a solid night’s sleep for today’s big exam.
Who are you?
We get so caught up in the doing that we forget about the being.
Our activities in the outside world seem to define us on the inside. And then we wonder why that shiny new car or job promotion didn’t make us happy. We have reversed the process and then get mad when it doesn’t work.
The key to a happy life is to stop doing and start being. Clarify and identify who you are in a particular situation, then go out into the world. Your inner identity guides your thoughts, beliefs and actions, not an advertising campaign designed to part you from your money.
Take time to listen to your heart, not your head.
Once you plug into your Self, your life will change.
It has to, because your heart guides your thoughts, beliefs, words and actions, not your head. And that my friend, is a beautiful thing!