Among the numerous subscription e-mails I receive each day is one from international speaker and author Mary Manin Morrissey. Being somewhat overwhelmed by all my subscriptions, as I’m sure many of my readers will relate, many of these get swept under the rug; however, something led me to open her e-mail this morning and read it. I’m glad I did. The title of today’s post was “To Be, To Do”.
I was immediately reminded of Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, “To be or not to be, that is the question,” but with a slightly more positive and rewarding twist.
Here is the text:
Before starting your daily activities, create your “to be” list and write down what you wish to express in this day. Do you wish to be generous, loving, patient, bold, light-hearted? Do you want to be orderly in your thinking, organized, and focused in your direction?
Write this down on one list, and then write down what you wish to do on another list. This practice will serve as a rudder, directing your feeling-tone and attraction this day, and moving your life in the direction of your highest ideal.
Put It In Writing,
What a refreshingly different way to start the day! Rather than concerning yourself with all kinds of stuff you want to get done during the day, focus rather on the kind of day you want to have, the kind of person you would like to be, how you want to feel about yourself, how you want to relate to others, how you see yourself accomplishing your goals.
I actually made my first “to be” list this morning and am going to make it part of my morning routine. I’ll be very interested in what difference it makes in what I actually get done and how it affects my daily life. I’ll be interested in finding out what it does for you, as well.
Here’s to living a passionate life and becoming the person you want to be ~
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