When I was asked to speak at Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s annual conference recently, I pondered which topic would be most meaningful to the 200+ attendees.
I settled on “Are You Living Life Fully – Or Just Going Through the M-O-T-I-O-N-S?”
M – More
In today’s society it seems we’re always searching for more – to achieve more, to have more, to do more. It’s as if we’re “striving, but not arriving.”
O – Other People’s Opinions
How many of us live our lives according to what other people think – and how they want us to live our lives?
T – Tapes
Do you keep running those old tapes in your mind? You know – the ones that criticize you and try their best to convince you that you’re not good enough. Or that you’ll never be able to achieve your goals.
I – Impossible
“It’s no use. I’ll never be able to change.” Sound familiar?
O – Old Behaviors
“Why can’t I get past these old patterns? I keep repeating the same mistakes over and over.”
N – Negativity
70% of what we hear out in the world is negative. It’s no wonder that we need to overcompensate – just to get back to neutral!
S – Someday Isle
If you find yourself wistfully repeating “Someday I’ll, “ you’re likely ignoring your life’s passion – and putting off the things that make your heart sing, Don’t get stuck in the land of Someday Isle.