What gets us excited to wake up and go through each day?
What are the great enthusiasms, great devotions, and worthy causes in our lives?
If we're being honest, we may feel like each day is on auto pilot. A repeat of events and schedules that can make us lose sight of what excites us. We may even believe there is no way out of this rut of monotony.
For those that want to PLAY BIG in life, it is important to find those opportunities to engage in something that excites us, and allows us to commit our time, effort, and energy towards. This doesn't have to be our primary job. It can be a side hustle that we throw our enthusiasm and time at. It can be a physical goal such as completing a race, a competition, or personal wellness. It could be a worthy cause that we donate our time and money towards supporting.
Whatever the area of our life is that excites us, how can we make time and space to continually commit to it? What can lead to burnout and feeling like every day is Ground Hog's day is living every moment disconnected from our personal vision. Most of these aspirations that we want to engage in are connected to our vision, and that is what creates the energy and enthusiasm behind them.
The challenge for us this week is simple. What is an area of our life that allows us to bring enthusiasm, commit time, and enjoy the process of being involved with it?
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."