What’s the best way to live a significant life? Yikes! That’s a big question. While I don’t have the magic answer, I do believe it has to begin with living authentically. Ghandi said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” I like to think about that. I like to use that to guide my choices and behavior. How about you? Do you make choices that create harmony inside you? Do your choices allow you the freedom to live a life that is in alignment with who you really, truly are?
Think about your younger self. What were your natural talents? What made you naturally curious?
Our families and our environments have a way of either supporting these natural inclinations or undermining them. Either way we can make daily choices, tiny steps, in the direction of our authentic self. One tiny step may simply be blocking out time to think about what gets you excited in life. As a parent, there’s not a lot of time for you. I get it! There will always be obstacles. Life is filled with them, but every time we bust through those obstacles and find our stronger self on the other side, we’re making progress. As we gain personal strength, we can then reach out to connect and contribute to the rest of the world in meaningful, significant ways.
So, let’s all be significant! Let’s start at home. Let’s set the example for our children and guide THEM to a life of significance by recognizing their natural talents and supporting their interests.