Raise your hand if you’ve ever given less than your all.
Okay, if you didn’t raise your hand, you can close out of this blog post, and give me a call so I can find out how you do it.
But for the rest of us (let’s be real, all of us,) I want to talk to you about something that has been on my heart and on my mind: Doing everything you do with all your heart.
We’re all so busy. There’s always more to do. And when life starts to pile up on us, it’s easy to just go through the motions, to do what we’re supposed to. What we have to do. We don’t go the extra mile, we just do the bare minimum, because we don’t have it in us to do more.
I hear that.
But I’m here to tell you that there’s something more.
You don’t have to go through life always on the brink of exhaustion, always only putting part of yourself into everything you do. There’s more to life than half-heartedness.
When we do things just to get through them, we burn out. We feel tired. But when we do things we are passionate about, we are able to put our whole self into them.
When we find our passion, we can go all in, every day, giving it our all. Even little tasks like doing the dishes or cleaning up start to feel more rewarding than they used to.
But how do we find our passion? How do we go all in, when we feel like we’re barely scraping by?
By looking outside of ourselves.
When we only focus on ourselves, on our own lives – we narrow our scope. We lose sight of the bigger picture. We get lost in going through the motions, because that’s what we are supposed to do.
So when you feel like you’re just going through the motions, instead of just pushing harder, take a step back.
Open your mind’s eye. What are you doing this for? Who are you doing this for? What are you here for? What really matters to you?
When you start to reflect on the bigger things, on the bigger meaning in life, you’ll start to realize that everything you do has meaning and significance beyond that one little task. Each thing you do is part of a greater goal. Those things you used to think of as frustrating, annoying, and inconsequential are actually beautiful blessings, allowing you to accomplish your goals.
You’ll start to realize that your life is truly beautiful and truly important. And when once you see that, you’ll want to really go for it, with all your heart.
So my challenge to you today is to step back and ask yourself “Why am I doing this?”
The answer to that question is so important. You’ll also start to realize what is and isn’t worth the effort and what exactly you are passionate about.
I’m challenging you to go all in, to go through your day with passion.
To go for it, with all your heart.
Have you been going for it with all your heart? Let me know here, I love hearing from you.