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This time of year creates a real sense of new possibilities.

So I have a question for you……………..”What’s calling YOU in 2013?”Sunrise-over-the-sea

Now look at the list you have. Which of them are REALLY calling YOU?

I was asked this by a colleague earlier in 2012 about some stuff I said I was really committed to.

They said “Steve, I want you to write 2 lists – one called “your rackets” and one called “your commitments”.

Your “rackets” are the things you SAY you really want and yet you never quite get to them – mind you they often stay on a long wish list.

Your “commitments” are also the things you SAY you want – though the energy you bring to them oozes from your every pore – you go out of your way to engage in them – you make it happen – every day !

Mmmm….I went away for 15 mins and came back – “I don’t have any rackets!” I said. He smiled and asked me to “look harder !” 🙂

Mmmm….another 15 mins later I was shocked. I had a few “rackets” that I just needed to drop. More importantly, I had a “racket” that I THOUGHT was a “really deep commitment” to something important to me.

commitment2Here I was telling myself I really wanted this particular thing to happen in my life, and yet what real action had I taken in recent days and weeks to even start to live it – very little. 😦

I’ve learned that its’ simple – it’s about the energy we bring to the things that really DO matter and are “calling to us” – the other stuff just doesn’t matter – end of.

I’m clear what’s REALLY calling me right now – are you?

CONSCIOUS CHOICE : What’s calling you in 2013? What are your rackets and when will you let them go? What are your real commitments and how are you oozing them from your every pore, every single day? Who’s help do you need to keep bringing your energy to them?

By Steve Holliday, Rugby, UK

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3 Comments

  1. Hey Steve. A lovely post that really speaks to me at the moment – stepping into year 2 of pursuing a really deeply held gut feel about my life and work that I can find a million logical reasons to tell myself why it isn’t a good idea!! It seems to me that when you find something that is TRULY important to you, you are prepared to take risks and ignore that nagging voice in your head. When you find something that, as you say, your passion oozes from, it is impossible to walk away from. A good coach in my past once said to me that I couldn’t make sustained personal change based on ‘will-power’ alone – it takes a deeper shift inside my own sense of identity – to this day I believe he was spot on. Good luck with your 2013 calling. I hope yours and mine overlap in someway this year 🙂

  2. Hi Steve – glad it called to you mate – its interesting that when I read your last blog – and the idea of being an explorer….I thought….its oozing from Steve :-)..you ARE answering you’re calling mate – keep being u buddy and we WILL cross paths 🙂 S

  3. I like the way you are putting it (what’s calling you). Great article to start off the new year!!


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