There are times in any of our lives when we feel off step, out of sorts, maybe even stuck. For some of us, these moments come when we find ourselves at a moment of change.
You find yourself completely at sea and there is no breeze to fill your sails.
What do you do?
Will you stay stationary? Or move?
Will you stagnate? Or grow?
(In case you’re taking notes, “movement” and “growth” are always preferable to “stationary” and/or “stagnate”, just FYI.)
But how do you do it? How do you start moving when you’ve been in the doldrums for so long?
Good thing I know the answer.
There’s one thing to do that’s guaranteed to move you.
One thing to ask yourself. One thing to get clear on. One thing to own and implement.
Here it is – you ask yourself: “Where in my life, right now, can I do something good?”
Sounds kind of simple, doesn’t it? But it’s really kind of hard to do when you’re locked in a box and can’t seem to find a way out.
And you owe it to yourself to find a way out.
You know, I’ve long held that all of us humans have the same purpose in life – to be a force for good in the world, in our own way. And meaning comes from however we decide to do good.
So when you’re stuck in place and can’t seem to find a way out, look for something good to do.
Look for some way you can contribute.
Maybe you focus on customer service at your job.
Maybe you mentor someone.
Maybe you volunteer.
Maybe you figure out what’s missing in terms of creating good in the world… and you do it.
There is a ton of research that shows that finding the way to matter in the world – in ways large and small – is more impactful on your life than even being happy.
So work on finding meaning in your life. Do something good.
One thing. You can choose.
Then drop me a line and tell me how it goes so we can sing one of my favorite songs together.