Last month I challenged Keep Life Simple readers to answer the question, ‘Who Are You?” Not because I think you all have nothing better to do with your time, or because I think mental Olympics are more fun than scrolling through Facebook. I asked, because I know the importance of understanding who you are, outside of your titles and roles.
Whether you can succinctly answer the ‘Who am I?’ question yet, or you’re still working on it, I pose these questions…
What Do You Do? & Does It Matter?
Annette has built this Keep Life Simple business around the concept of ageing gracefully, and doing so within a healthy body. I join the ranks of the many women she inspires to adopt a natural, healthy lifestyle, and I lead the charge for hormone balance, organic whole foods, and exercising. What she does is clear; she works to age in a strong body with a sharp mind. Annette’s work matters because she wants other women to age beautifully and with a healthy body also. She uses the tools in her arsenal, her years of experience as a trainer, and her knowledge and personal life to champion for her cause.
What about you? What do you do? What’s the story you want your life to tell? What does your work say about you? And why does what you do matter?
More than just what your profession is, or what are you paid for, what do you do, even if for free? What do you do that you don’t get credit or recognition for, what do you do when no one is watching, and why does it matter?
We all have a set amount of time to inhabit the earth and for the most part, we all feel a sense of responsibility for making our time here worthwhile. In general, we desire to live fully, spend time with loved ones, laugh, explore, give back, help others, and leave the world a better place than it was when we were born into it. If your desire is to create a life that makes a positive impact, do work, create art, and be of service. Everything else, the success, the money, the recognition, it will all take care of itself.
So what do you do? What consumes most of your time, life, and your free time? Does what you do line up with who you aim to be? Does what you do matter?
Many people subscribe to the belief that if they didn’t do it when they were young that it’s too late now. I have many friends who feel that as wives and mothers their goals will forever ride shotgun. But, if you still have breath, then you still have time. If what you do or are doing doesn’t make your heart sing or your soul soar, find the work that does. When you stand in the light of the thing that fills you up, we collectively benefit. Find your light and shine. We need you.
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