I had always thought how nice it would have been if someone I admired handed me a handbook with all the essential topics on how to live a great life. Better, it would have been amazing if it was in a “how-to” format. Then, as I journeyed along, I realized such a book would not only be impossible, but not even useful because what worked for others would not work for me. In truth, there can be no one set of instructions that will work for every single one of us, because we are each unique. What is needed is to learn – or better – remember who we are, and that means bringing awareness to how we think.
I was blessed to be stretched by people that did not teach me but, instead, got me to look at things differently and that changed everything. My wife’s oncologist was one of the many that stretched me out of my habitual thinking. As my self-awareness grew, my personal power also grew. I was able to choose how I responded to life. I was able to get out of my own way. In no time, I became the craftsman of my life, and started living life intentionally.
I was compelled to write this book to share moments of reflection I’ve experienced. I call them musings. Pondering concepts similar to these led me to those wonderful Ah-ha moments that helped wake me up to living my life authentically. I realized curiosity is the key to transformation.
It all starts with understanding yourself and how you think. In other words, it starts with awareness and perspective because you and only you can change your life. Only you can change how you think, how you feel, and how you live.
The future will happen with or without your input, be active, be conscious, take action, and make it happen for you!