I was about to turn 50. I was a husband, father, teacher, and musician. In each of those endeavors, I was doing well enough by anyone's standards.
I knew I could do more. I believed I could do better. I was ready to do both more and better in all my endeavors.
I began by looking inward. I reevaluated and reconnected with my core values, my inherent talents, and where I belonged.
Then I started looking outward at how I was approaching what I did, how I was doing it, and who I was doing it with.
And I decided that I need to change and that I could change right now.
I changed my mindset by simply acknowledging all the goodness I already possessed and all the possibility available to me. I changed my posture by deliberately engaging with others with greater empathy and generosity. And I started flying higher by intentionally engaging in meaningful endeavors that were done with and for others.
It was terrifying and it was thrilling. I had a lot of false starts and made plenty of mistakes and I was fortunate to have enough success to know I was on the right path. I committed to showing up regularly as the person I wanted to be and fellow travelers appeared.
I became creative on purpose by being creative on purpose and that made all the difference.
And being creative on purpose can do the very same for you.
Are you ready? Let's go!
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