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MAKE SPACE IN YOUR LIFE FOR THE THINGS THAT MATTER
1. Dream - Seemingly the least practical activity turns out to be the most practical, and most often left undone. Imagine setting out on a journey without deciding where you are going to. However fast you travel, you will never reach your destination because you never decided where you want to be. In fact, the faster you travel, the more lost you will become. Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. One of the greatest speeches of the twentieth century was Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream.”
2. Follow your passion - Nothing – not wealth, success, accolades or fame – is worth spending a lifetime doing things you don’t enjoy. People who follow their passion tend to lead blessed lives. Happy in what they do, they tend to spread happiness to those whose lives they touch. That is a life worth living.
3. “Don’t ask what you want from life. Ask what life wants from you.” - From psychotherapist Viktor Frankl, who survived Auschwitz. The great lives are ones where people heard a call, had a sense of vocation. Moses might have lived a life of affluence and ease as a prince of Egypt, but he heard the cry of his people as they suffered under slavery, and God’s call to him to lead them into freedom.…
4. Make space in your life for the things that matter - Make space for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went. Take a dedicated day of stillness each week, where you make space for all the things that are important but not urgent. Life without dedicated time for renewal, like a life without exercise or music or a sense of humor, is a lesser life.
5. Work hard - No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work. Try these rules and you will be surprised by joy.