I’ve talked about the basics that go into creating an utmost life: purpose, passions, and priorities…the 3 P’s, which define your goals and how you want to get to them. I’ve also talked about the attitudes that will keep you on the path…imagination, focus, and courage. Now it’s time to take the first steps toward transforming your life…if you haven’t already done so. If I told you how to bake an apple pie, even if I gave you all the ingredients, you wouldn’t have much success unless I also gave you the tools…rolling pin, pie pan, pie weights, and an oven.
The first step in finding your God idea is to start looking for it. Even if you began this journey wanting to change your life, sincerely searching for the wonder that’s in you, you may have been just browsing a blog so far, flipping through a menu, waiting for someone or something to make a choice for you. It’s like when ou go out for dinner and everybody always asks everybody else what they’re having before they decide. You might be thinking, Maybe Tim will suggest what I should do next, so that I don’t have to do all that writing and thinking and stuff. You may not even be aware that you’re doing that. But, unless you’ve started to feel that urgency, that sense that there’s a new life waiting for you around the corner, then that’s what going on. When you do feel that urgency, it’s so exciting and energizing that I couldn’t stop you even if I wanted to.
Of course there’s no way I can tell you what you should be doing and you probably know that. They have to be your answers, your purpose, your passions. No one else can serve them up for you. So want are you waiting for…dig deep and go for it.
“Listen to the MUSTN’Ts, child, listen to the DON’Ts, listen to the SHOULDN’Ts, the IMPOSSIBLEs, the WON’Ts, listen to the NEVER HAVEs, then listen close to me–Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be.”
- Shel Silverstein