“What are you most excited about right now?” What a great conversation starter! This article by Kate Northrup really highlights my mantra–do what you love, be passionate about what you do, find goals that inspire you and every thing else will fall into place.
Give yourself permission to create a beautiful vegetable garden and feel as good about it as running a multi-million dollar business. And give other women permission to do the same every opportunity you get. Reminding each other that we are valuable in the small things we do, not just in our public successes helps us stay out of overwhelmed and under-inspired lives. My favorite thing Kate wrote is:
“THE ACT OF PASSIONATE CREATION ITSELF IS WHAT GIVES AN ENDEAVOR MERIT — NOT ITS VALUE IN THE MARKETPLACE.”
We women have been running the race to prove we are worthy of equal pay, equal opportunities and equal respect for so long we have forgotten to check in with ourselves and make sure we are doing what we love.
Really take in what this says. “The act of passionate creation…” When was the last time you did this? The more often you create with passion, the more alive you will feel. Guaranteed. “…is what gives an endeavor merit” Not what other people think. Not how much you get paid for it. Not whether anyone else acknowledges it at all. Nothing in the outer world can give value to or take value away from your passionate creations. They have intrinsic value because you created them with passion.
What are you excited about, today?