Remember the last time you painted a room? You went to the store, picked out a color, they put a few drops of it into the base paint and then put the can in the shaker machine. They shook the heck out of it until the color drops where whipped up into a frenzy. It created the exact color you wanted.
When you got the paint can back to the house and opened it up, you stirred it again, didn’t you?
Because the paint had started to settle. Even in that short trip back from the store, it began to settle and lose its consistent color.
Months later when you needed to touch up a spot on the wall, what did you do with the original paint can? You shook it like crazy again.
This time the paint had settled hard. It needed to be shaken, stirred, and whipped up to get it back to its full color and vibrancy.
We are all paint cans. No matter how energized we were when we began our purpose, project, marriage, parenthood, life…
…we all start to settle.
How much settling are you doing right now?
What can you do today to shake and stir yourself into the vibrant, colorful, enthusiastic person you are when you are at your best?
1) Take a look at your current goals for every part of your life. (Do you have any? If not, create them today.)
2) Update those goals for what your truly passionate about.
3) Create action plans that support those goals. Make sure your actions include things you enjoy doing so you can find some happiness now and in the future as you’re achieving your goals. If you’re just a destination goal, and not a process goal person you’re setting yourself up for failure.
4) Start taking consistent daily action today.