D is for Design
“Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has! Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one!” -Doc Brown-
To live an intentional life, you must first design it.
We all get to create our future. Whatever has happened in the past, whatever tragedy or despair that has been put in your path is a part of your unique journey.
It is something that you can transmute for the good of yourself and others.
The secret is to turn your pain into your power. Make it your super-power.
Ask yourself “how can the worst thing that ever happened to me become the best thing that ever happened to me. “
From this moment forth, make a commitment to yourself to start each new day with an intentional effort to grow into the person you want to be. Write down the things you want from life and go after them. It doesn’t even matter if you get them, what matters is that you try.
Make a plan and decide if the plan is achievable.
If it is, then just follow the plan no matter what. Your mind will try and trick you by talking you out of doing the things you wrote down, the things you know will lead you in the direction of your goals. But you don’t have to listen, you can tell your mind to shut up.
It will say things like “start tomorrow”, “you can do it later” or “just stay under the covers, it’s warm in here.”
This is the minds way of keeping you safe (and small) because it knows the brain wants to conserve energy and do as little as possible.
However, if you have a plan that you stick to than it doesn’t matter what your mind says. You just follow the plan and at the end of the month, quarter, or year you will quickly look back at the progress you made.
Intentional progress acts as evidence of a life designed on purpose.
Check out alphabet soup for the soul vol.1 “D’ is for Dharma