~~The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.~~ Terry Orlick
There is absolutely nothing like the feeling you get when doing something you love! Whether it be teaching GED classes to inmates, offering comfort to someone during a difficult time, or picking up a paintbrush for the first time only to discover you love to create art
Sometimes it's a simple matter of reading a good book on a rainy day or gardening under a gentle morning sun. Holding a baby or learning to play piano or taking a pottery class.
I've often said here on ex that you need to quit your way. You are uniquely you so following someone else's quit journey is not going to be the best fit for you even if it works for a time. Taking that thought even further, how about if your heart of excellence starts to beat as you discover that pursuit that gives you a sense of meaning? Of joy? Of passion?
What is it that sparks a light in you? What is it that brings you a sense of meaning?
Find these things if you don't already have them! Take your focus away from how 'hard' this quit is to how much you can learn about yourself. You know, all the things that make you smile. All those things that bring you joy. All those moments that bring purpose to your life.
I can tell you that it's in you. All those wonderful, freeing, absorbing pursuits that you were put here to do, to feel, to love. And the more you turn from those unhealthy, negative habits that suck the joy right out of you, the more the true you will start to glimmer...and then shine. You have that heart of human excellence that is just longing to beat....bring it to life The world is waiting.