Color Outside the Lines and Share Your Joy!

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

I recently attended the Live Your Legacy Summit with Aurea McGarry and many kindred spirits interested in leaving a piece of themselves behind to make the world a better place.  The spirit and energy in that room was astounding!

Step 5 in my Find Your Fire in Five program is all about coming full circle and understanding how to use your unique gifts to contribute to something bigger than yourself.  How do you create your legacy…how do you leave a piece of yourself behind to benefit the world??

There are levels.  Some of you may be beginning the process of living your legacy.  If you are a contribution newbie, know that starting small is wonderful.  Pay it forward by doing a random act of kindness for someone you meet each day.  Could be paying for their coffee, providing a smile, opening the door for someone with packages, or any manner of small kind acts.

If you feel you are an advanced spirit of contribution, you may desire to give more of yourself.  Commit to doing something extraordinary with proceeds to help those in need.  Maybe you could take your vacation with a Habitat for Humanity project or tour the world speaking to inspire others to give of their time, money, or talents.

The world is your oyster and when you decide to think outside of yourself and the ‘box’ amazing things occur.  Nothing stirs the soul and ignites your passion like the certainty you are working to achieve your destiny.

Be, share, DO something extraordinary!!   Everyone has the capacity to impact the world, if only we could awaken the hidden part of ourselves ready to burst at the seams to share our gifts and touch others.

You are not meant to play small.  You aren’t meant to be less than the remarkable essence of wonder, daring, and beauty that resides within you.  Follow your dreams…and courageously move forward in service.  I believe in YOU.

Action Step:  Today is for Action.  Resolve to audaciously move forward to create something beyond the pages of your coloring book.  Inside the lines is for the timid.  You deserve significant connection, joy, love, hope, friendship, business, success, inspiration, and so very much more….Decide where you want to give your heart and take action now.

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About FindYourFire

Writer, speaker, and life coach Heather O'Neill is president of Progressive Image and creator of the Fire in Five program...helping people reconnect and find the joy in their lives.
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2 Responses to Color Outside the Lines and Share Your Joy!

  1. wisdomandlife says:

    Hi Heather:
    First let me say how much I enjoyed your talk at The Happiness Club in Madison last week. My blog in part last Friday was inspired by your presentation. Take a look here:

    If t
    You haven’t already.

    How do I create my legacy?
    The blog I write is how I most want to be remembered. It so important to me that I help people move forward, to see the positive effects of living a joyful life. I hope by reading my blog, my visitors come away w/a new appreciation for life.


    • FindYourFire says:

      Lovely blog Chris! And wonderful to have met you!! I hope to do so again in the near future. Reach out in the meantime if there’s anything I can do for you…Big hugs!! Heather

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