What does being successful mean? We witness some people with material success living miserable lives. We witness spiritual people living lives of poverty. Yet we also witness people with material success living spiritually rich and physically healthy lives. Why do so many people live in the space of tolerating their lives rather than living fully and joyfully? How can people transcend merely tolerating life to living inspired lives? According to Jack Canfield, “Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But today they’re learning instead that we respond to what the brain, on the basis of previous experience, expects to happen next.”
As a life coach, I have talked with people who are miserable doing the work they do and they stay where they are month after month and year after year. I have talked with people who have even spent a million dollars on their education only to find that they made the wrong career choice based on what they should do instead of choosing something they love to do. I also have talked with people who have been downsized from their jobs and left to figure out what to do next, and to people who have filed bankruptcy. Often people come to me for life coaching when they experience a stressor like a divorce, a health scare, a job loss, or a general feeling of wanting something better. They want to live what I call an inspired life.
What does it mean to live an inspired life? My own quest began because of a tragic experience that I had as a teenager. I was one of those people who tolerated life, and thought I would never be happy again. However, I learned that it truly is possible to live a joy filled, meaningful, and an inspired life. Learning how to live inspired has been part of a life-long quest of discovering success and happiness in my own life and then, in turn, allowing me to help my coaching clients do the same. I choose to live an inspired life and I assist my life coaching clients along the path to living inspired lives.
Living an inspired life begins with knowing who you are and appreciating yourself. Notice that the word wonderful is used in this scripture. “For you created in me my in most being: you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (NIV- New International Version, Psalms 139:13, 14). You are made perfectly. You are a miracle.
Living an inspired life begins with understanding the creative force of your mind. Your mind is powerful with unlimited potential for creation.
Living an inspired life begins with knowing your relationship with Source. You were loved from the very beginning and are deeply loved now. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.” (NIV, 1 John 4:18-19).
You are already perfect love. You are one with God: affirm “I am Spirit.” (A Course in Miracles ).
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Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD.
Your Inspired Action Success Coach