Living an Enhanced Life
I would like to continue the topic of enhancing your life. Why do I use the word “enhance?” Enhance means to make something that’s already good or suitable better. To improve, increase, enrich, heighten and develop. I remember when I worked in hospitality as a Catering Manager. We had the breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Each option came with a choice of “enhancements” to make your meal a little more sophisticated/refined, stylish or cutting-edge. The same is with life.
Life is good already
The fact that we wake up is not only good but a great thing. We have our jobs and our families, which are also great things. But now what can we do to enhance the fact that we woke up? What will we do to make the day count? How will we make sure we are living an enhanced life? I blogged a couple weeks ago of writing your ideas and thoughts down and then think on how it could positively change your life. I even challenged myself to write some things down. When you write it down put your list in a place where you will look at each day. Give yourself an affirmation for each item that you have written down. Meditate and pray on each one. Meditation causes you to think about the how’s, why’s and if’s. Through meditation you are able to get a clear picture of what it is that you want to do and how you want to accomplish it. How do you want to enhance your life and the lives of those around you?
If it seems impossible, you are on to something. A lot of times we try to look for the easy route but the truth is, anything worth having is work. You will have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty with your process (everybody’s process is different). Sometimes you may feel alone, and at times others will not understand your vision. You must remember, it’s not for them to understand, your vision is yours and yours alone. You’ve ever been with someone and you see something and you try to point it out to other person and they have trouble seeing it? You’re being very descriptive about where and what it is and no matter what you say they don’t see it. Well that’s how it is with your visions and dreams in life. You can tell some people and they will never see it or understand what it is that you are trying to do. That’s okay because it’s not for them to understand. It’s for you to understand and see it through. Sometimes it’s all about being in the right place at the right time with a right plan. If you never know what you want, you will never be able to sell yourself. You must be clear and concise with your vision.
Move in Silence
Everyone does not need to know each move you make. Moving in silence can be a great added enhancement in your life. When you move in silence it’s puts a muzzle on any negativity you might normally hear. It also gives you an opportunity to hear the direction of God. And as the good ole saying goes “talk is cheap, put your money where your mouth is”. I say put your actions/movements where your mouth is.
Examples of enhancements in life are going to college or obtaining multiple degrees in higher education, becoming an entrepreneur, learning a trade, knowing your passion and operating in it, writing a book, inventing a product, working on the mind, body and spirit. These are just a small few however the latter to me is most important because if your mind, body and spirit is not well it will be very hard (pretty much impossible) to accomplish the other enhancements in your life. I will go in depth more about the mind, body and spirit in a later blog.
When it comes to our dreams and visions, the sky’s the limit and each day we should wake up with an intent and purpose to live an enhanced life.