Last month I reviewed Marcus Buckingham’s new book, Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest Most Successful Women Do Differently. As a thank you from Thomas Nelson Publishers, we were invited to participate in a webinar with Marcus. It was awesome. He talked about the book and the women he interviewed. He explained his process for collecting the data and allowed for a question and answer time at the end. The book was enlightening, inspiring, and motivating.
The inkling he spoke of is birthed from strong moments in your life—moments that create in you strong positive emotions. What have you experienced that brings you joy? Think about it. What are you doing when you feel the happiest and most fulfilled? What strengthens you? Hold on to the positive emotions these activities create, identify them, and as Marcus writes “push your life toward them.”
I suppose the best thing I could have done for Perryann was to let her express herself in the way that made her happy. Now that she is older, I guess I feel more comfortable letting her choose. She’s done it all, I’m thinking she must have had a strong moment or two in there somewhere. I suppose I should ask her about her inklings. It may save me a bunch of money because, I am telling you, she showed great promise as an Archer after a week at summer camp.
Have you had any inklings or strong moments in your life that you wish you had pursued? Me: Definitely.
If yes, what is stopping you? Me: Fear.
What are you going to do about it? Me: I’ll let you know.