Hi Friends! I’m sharing how I live on purpose by answering a few questions from my inspiring friend Dr. Danielle Dowling in support of her new book The Soul Sessions, a 5-week guide to crafting greater joy and making big things happen. Get a wee, free sample here! Here we go! … 🙂
Q: How do you let go of the chase for perfection?
KL: Long ago, I was able to let go of chasing perfection by changing my perspective on what perfection actually is. Sometimes it’s just that things worked out in spite of bumps in the road – things working out, no matter how, is always perfection. Sometimes perfection is the lessons I learn when things don’t go the way I’d hoped they would. What could be more perfect than learning and growing? Embracing imperfection and changing the way we look at perfection makes all the difference.
Q: How do you pinpoint what isn’t working?
KL: You really have to be consciously and deliberately in tune with yourself to be regularly pinpointing what isn’t working so you can create shifts, large and small, to keep you on the path to your best life. When I was much younger, I didn’t pay nearly enough attention to what I was tolerating in my life, and therefore, was living in a stressed out state of constantly having my energy drained and feeling frustrated. When I started looking carefully at what wasn’t working for me (even the small stuff), and making changes accordingly, my life opened up in amazing ways. One of my missions now is to always be mindfully “cleaning out my emotional closet” to make room for fabulous new things.
Q: How do you know when you’ve “arrived” or finally “made it happen?”
KL: I’m always celebrating. Small victories, big accomplishments, and even just the everyday. To me, waking up in the morning is “arriving.” Every morning is a chance to create fantastic things. Another big thing for me that tells me I’m on the right path is when I receive emails, comments, or posts from people who read my blog or take part in one of my courses telling me that something I shared made a difference for them. This is like rocket fuel for me! It’s why I do what I do. When I know that something I’ve said or written has helped one person, that’s the ultimate feeling of “making it happen.”
Thanks to my friend, Dr. Danielle Dowling, for these great questions! I invite you to share how you live on purpose in the comments below. 🙂 And, be sure to check out Danielle’s new book, The Soul Sessions, a 5-week guide to crafting greater joy and making big things happen. You can snap up a free sample here!