We have the procedures of achievement upside down. We set our sights on the babe, the boat, the bucks. We get them. Sometimes. They make us happy. Sometimes. We set a goal, we reach it, we feel great. Unless, of course, we feel empty or flustered or anxious that what we’re doing isn’t working to fill the hole in our soul.
What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel within ourselves, and then we designed our to-do lists?
Enthusiasm is a fantastic indicator of where your Creative Genius lives. It’s the immediate “I love it!” response, the game you’ve got to get into, the cause you can’t walk away from, the idea that makes you pause and then nod, “Oh, this is a good one, a really good one.” Enthusiasm evokes a determined “no matter what-ness.” It wakes us up in the middle of the night with fresh ideas. Enthusiasm creates a flurry of connections and marvelous events that often starts with this powerful little phrase: “What if . . .”