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Do you have gifts to share with the world?
Have you given up on a dream because it seemed impractical?
Do you still long to live that dream?  

On the path of discovering our LifeWork purpose we must be willing to wake-up to our dreams – those stirrings within that capture our attention and passion.  Yet, oddly enough, when we are truly honest with ourselves we must admit that the thought of living our dreams generates fear, anxiety and worry.

On the path of discovering our LifeWork purpose we must be willing to wake-up to our dreams – those stirrings within that capture our attention and passion.  Yet, oddly enough, when we are truly honest with ourselves we must admit that the thought of living our dreams generates fear, anxiety and worry.

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CLICK HERE NOW to Listen to the On Purpose Interview with BJ Gallagher

Gem of Wisdom: 

“It’s never too late.  It’s only too late if you say it is.”

One Small Step:  Set Yourself Up for Success

Ask yourself the question, What are 3 simple doable things I can do today to make me happier?  Maybe it’s try a different color lipstick, wash my car, take a walk with my dog at sunset, rearrange the living room, clean off my desk.  If you ask yourself this question every day you will experience the saying, “Inch by inch it’s a cinch; yard by yard it’s really hard.”  Set yourself up for success by having a whole series of achievable goals that you pat yourself on the back for.

Susyn’s Reflection:

As I listened to the recording of our conversation with BJ I was stuck by her response when I asked her the inspiration for writing, It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been.  Her answer was immediate, “My 60th birthday was approaching.”  She went on to say that self-doubt and hopelessness, who had been her frequent companion over the years, whispered in her ear, “Give it up honey, it’s too late for you.” 

While she was bummed out for a few days when she came across a quote, “It’s never too late to be what you might have been,” she knew that this was the response to hopelessness.  How often do you allow those self-sabotaging thoughts to be your prison sentence?  What if instead you stay awake through the discomfort of hopelessness and allow a new possibility to be revealed?

Favorite Quotes from this Interview:

“I was having a conversation recently with Marc Allen, president and publisher of new World Library, and he said, You know, the first things that happens when you set yourself a goal, a dream, or a vision is that all your fears attack you. It’s predictable.”  As soon as you set a goal all of your anxiety and insecurity comes rolling in and thats where most people get stopped.  The real work is to deal with your doubts, and fears and anxiety in order to pursue what you really want.  Thats what really happens, people get stopped before they really get started.

My goals and dreams have evolved over the years.  Some of the things that were important to me when I was younger are no longer important to me.

“As I look at my life, I am the co-creator of my life.  I am not the sole creator of my life.  I have a very strong belief in a Higher Power, a God, the Universe  different people have different names for it  I am very clear that I am puny, I am small, I am a mere mortal with some things I would love to do with my life, but if it were just up to me I wouldnt be able to do them.  I co-create my reality, I co-create my future with my creator.

My mission is really simple, to watch for opportunities to do good and do it, cause thats when Im happiest, when I feel I am in sync with the Divine Order  Im in alignment with the Universe and I just show up and do my part.

I was given two gift, the gift of writing and the gift of teaching.  And my job is to give those gifts away.  My job is to be responsible and generous so when I die I will have written everything that needs to be written, taught everything I needed to teach.

I love what Mother Teresa said, Im a little pencil in the hand of a Loving God whose writing a love letter to the world.  What I say is, Im a little laptop in the hand of God.

I am the messenger, not the message.  So everything I do feels like it comes through me, its not of me.

Its never too late is my mantra, its never to late find true love, its never too late to make money, its never too late to be athletic, its never too late to express my creativity, its never to late to follow a dream, to go back to school or start a new business.
Whenever I hear myself saying something like, Oh, Im too insecure, I use the words my friend Anita Goldstein taught me, Up until now.  So when I hear myself making a blanket statement like that, Ill add, up until now  to keep my past out of my future.

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