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WoW 095: On who are you becoming?, Meaningful Action, part 2
This episode is part 2 in a series I'm calling Meaningful Action.
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Who are you becoming? The next 10 years can be the greatest you’ve ever seen.
In the next 10 years you can experience deep flourishing, live a life of purpose, far surpass your goals, and grow to places of powerful influence. The next decade can deepen your convictions, sharpen your mind, and focus your life.
Or, in the next 10 years you can wander without wonder, you can avoid the courageous next step you know deep down you need to take. The next decade can be one of struggle, unresolved pain, and further entrench the strongholds that magnify chaos.
You see, your direction determines your destination. Where are you headed?
You can either be on the path to becoming wise, or you can be on the path to becoming foolish.
There really are only two destinations in the end.
“Rule 5: Be self-disciplined — this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.”
Sister Corita Kent, Learning by Heart
“Improvement is a battle that must be fought anew each day. Your next workout doesn’t care how strong your last one was. Your next essay doesn’t care how popular your last one was. Your next investment doesn’t care how smart your last one was. Your best effort, again.”
James Clear, in his phenomenal email newsletter, from January 28th, 2021
Are you deepening your presence, learning, improving your thinking, experiencing awe, and following your curiosity with courage?
Are you improving your friendships, pursuing mentors, being careful about who influences you in person and online, and seeking to serve others around you? Do you have consistent practices in your life that will help you and others flourish?
Do you have a practice, a unified set of habits, that are shaping you into a person of character and influence?
Ask yourself, who am I becoming? What am I doing, what am I thinking, who are my people? Is all of this putting me on the path to becoming wise or becoming foolish?
(Use these questions as a journal prompt and prayers this week)
Which path are you on?
Did someone send this to you? Do you want to cultivate more of the good, true, courageous, and beautiful in your life?
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