In each moment, we have the chance to live our whole life. By that I mean that if we are living our lives in touch with our deepest truest self, then every moment is a joy and every moment is complete. As the famous saying goes,
Your thoughts become your actions
Your actions become your habits
Your habits create your character
Your character is your destiny

In each moment, we have the choice to live our destiny by the way we focus our thoughts and express ourselves in actions. The key is in the choices we make every day, every hour, every minute and every second. When I was growing up, if we kids ever complained of being bored or dissatisfied, my mother used to recite a poem to us about time. It went…
I have only just a minute
Only sixty seconds in it
Forces upon me, can’t refuse it
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,
But it’s up to me to use it
I must suffer if I abuse it.
Just a tiny little minute
But Eternity is in it.

It wasn’t until recently that I really began to understand the profound statement she was making. Each of the thousands of choices we make every day become the foundation for our life. Like so many of us, I spent too long making the so called easy choices or the expected choices. I can promise you that as frightening as it feels in the beginning to break your old patterns of choice making, the rewards of accessing your true depth and beauty and creating a life around those truths is more than worth it.
The slower pace of summer is a great time to take the opportunity to discover your life’s purpose and make conscious choices to live according to your truest most authentic desires. It takes strength, confidence, knowledge and courage to live this way in our modern overstressed world so start with small steps and gather support around you while you work towards your greatest self. Think in terms of what people, experiences, environments, thoughts, etc. will make you a happier more alive person then, strategize a plan (piece by piece so you don’t become overwhelmed) that will bring those elements to life. Remember to implement the plan in a sustainable and healthy way. Take your time and take excellent care of yourself during the process.
This is your life; why not make it a great life? The ultimate power lies within you to make your vision a reality.

Author's Bio: 

Ruth Hegarty is a worklife success coach, speaker and educator who helps people increase their workplace satisfaction through personal empowerment and communication skills. Happiness at work leads to excellence, better interpersonal relationships and greater prosperity for all. Ruth founded Leap of Confidence to offer individual coaching, workplace training programs and other resources.