Sorry the post is so late tonight! @jasondoesstuff and I had a Skype double date that ran long with our buds @stephaniehalligan and @mattgiovanisci (okay fine, Jason and Matt were “working” and Steph and I crashed the party, whatever.) We had so much fun laughing and chatting that I almost feel more energized at 11pm than I have all day. It reminded me just how important it is to make time for like-minded people who energize you. You have to first *recognize* when that magic is happening, and then you have to be willing to follow it. To investigate it. To invest in it.
Which then got me thinking about another convo I had today about ideas. You know that feeling when an idea hits you and it’s all you can think about? It lights you up, it KEEPS you up. That’s the same spark of a different color. It’s our job as humans to pay attention when that feeling of excitement and vitality and ALIVE-ness strikes and then to TRUST ourselves to follow it. Because in my experience, that’s where all the best stuff in life exists — at the end of that spark. As an answer to that question of curiosity and delight.
So my question to you is:
What lights you up? WHO lights you up?
What makes you lose track of time?
What excites you so much that you see it in your dreams?
Ask yourself and then PAY ATTENTION. Learn how to listen when your heart is trying to speak to you. When you feel the spark? Follow it.