Reflections Short and Sweet

A Deliberate Life

What does it mean to live a deliberate life? One where I consciously and intentionally do what I set out and intend to do each day?

This week I have made an effort to write every day and work on projects that have lost their momentum. Instead of spending time doing other things, such as watching TV, working, or playing games on my phone, I am reflecting, creating, and acting upon my dreams. That is what living a deliberate life means.

When I go to sleep at night, I am not fretting about the projects that I didn’t work on. I am not bemoaning the fact that I am not doing what I want to be doing. That is what living a deliberate life means.

Each day, I want to connect with other people and listen to their dreams and what’s going on in their lives. That is what living a deliberate life means.

Living a deliberate life means I am no longer waiting for validation, permission, acceptance, or approval, I simply do what needs to be done. Excuses disappear.

All that remains is the ticking clock. Today’s metronome. The pace never changes. The only change is how much I try to cram between the beats.