Your life will lead you if you let it. In many ways this can be a great thing, but what if where it leads you benefits everyone but you? The direction of your life can get away from you if you are not clear on who you want to be, where you want to go, and how you plan to get there. This doesn’t mean that you have to plan every single detail. There is magic in being clear on your “Why” and watching the “How” appear. What I mean here is that having a set of guiding principles can make your journey through life far more fulfilling for you and everyone who is touched by it.
Most businesses, organizations, and professions have quality standards. These are the benchmarks by which they measure their impact and make sure that they are staying in alignment with their mission, vision, and values. It’s how they ensure a spirit of excellence in both how they operate, and the experience of those whom they serve. It is a filter through which they make important decisions about what they offer and how they offer it. These standards inform the opportunities they take and the decisions that they make. They can also be used to assess areas for growth and improvement and thus professional development needs.
What if you had a set of quality standards for your life? These wouldn’t have to be complex or intense. Your process could be as simple as using three words to check and make sure you aren’t letting life lead you in a direction that you don’t want to go.
My three words are connection, learning, and creativity. These also happen to be my personal and professional core values. In the past, I took on just about every opportunity that came my way. Now, I pause and ask myself if what I am about to commit to will allow me to connect, learn or be creative in a way that lights me up. If it does not, then no matter how exciting the same choice or decision might be to someone else, it is not a good fit for me. This week I challenge you to create a set of standards by which you wish to engage with the world in your personal and professional life. These can be sentences or phrases categorized by domains such as relationships, physical, mental, spiritual, professional, and financial. They can be non-negotiable self-preservation statements such as, “Saturdays are for me.” or “No is a complete sentence.” They can be as simple as three words that make your soul sing. Set your soul standards and lead a life of your own design.
Manifestation Affirmations I am living a life that I love. I nurture what my soul needs. I am living a life that lights me up!
Master Your Mind + Master Your Body + Master Your Money = Manifest a Life You Love
Monica Marie Jones Your Soul Journey Guide