Turning a Good Life Into an Extraordinary Life

Written by: Lifebook Member Katie M.

What happened in today’s mediation is what happened in Lifebook.  My scattered, undirected thoughts, my drifting attention, my unfocused point of view got collected and directed and put to purpose.

I came to Lifebook 12 categories mediocre.  Nothing egregious – really.  I’ve had really interesting experiences, traveled the world, my family relationships are mostly very loving and fulfilling.  I recently married the man I’ve loved for over a decade, I’ve been president of a company…  Not a lot of out-right strife.  More like a passive unfolding of a good-looking life that was missing some element that would make it really delicious and really nutritious.  With no “problems” per se, I never felt quite justified in my desire for more or motivated to reach for it.  How can good be not enough?  How can lucky leave me hungry?  How can what looks like “having it all pretty together” be so unsatisfying and even difficult?  Every minute of my time at Lifebook and in the Lifebook boot camp was filled with permission – no imperative – to acknowledge that good isn’t enough; that my hunger for excellence and extraordinary is exactly the fuel to create the life I’m meant to have.  It’s really an amazing shift in perspective.

There’s investment and learning ahead of me, and I’m thrilled.  (They say that excitement and fear feel very similar…)  I’m learning to direct my attention, I’m learning to research what interests me, I’m learning about defined benefit plans and no-cost investment accounts…  I’m learning how to tap my internal knowing for a vision.  It’s amazing how challenging that is!  I’m seeking experts to teach me and I’m changing course when a choice I’ve made isn’t exactly as satisfying as i expected.  I’m acknowledging just how much I have going for me, and how much I’ve gotten away with – how easy it’s been to ride the wave of my fortunate life…  What an awesome opportunity for so much more – so much more fun, so much more love, so much more knowledge, so much more success, so much more happiness.  So much!

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