Would you like to be following your bliss?
What are some ways you can figure out what it is that you really want?
I’ve been coaching clients for years with what I call the Smile test. I simply ask them to tell me what they are now doing or being and then what they THINK they might want to be. (remember, I don’t take ‘I don’t know’ for an answer!) And, then, I simply tell people when they are smiling. That’s it. It’s really that simple and it works every time. We often try to hide our true desires but when we talk about something we love and want, the animation in our voice and our face is a clear signal.
Every time you have an experience that brings you pleasure, big or small, take note of it. You are probably far more proficient at those that you enjoy. How can you STOP doing the things you don’t like – It’s a sign of maturity when you can stop trying to get better at your weaknesses and HIRE THEM.
What does your heart want? Joseph Campbell told us “Follow Your Bliss”. You can ask a good friend, minister or coach to listen to us and tell you when we are smiling if you are currently keeping it from yourself.
What do you guts say when you think about it? When you feel like you want to do something, don’t let your logical mind set in and take over. Just do it. This may be the direction you should follow. You've heard people say, "Follow your heart." And even more importantly, "Follow what feels right." The still small voice that we read about in Scripture can be heard by listening to what feels good.
Relax and listen. Let go on a regular basis, so you can listen to your inner being. It doesn't have to be a long amount of time, but do something that makes you feel good whether it is meditating, cleaning, gardening, walking. You will know what is right for you.
Get good at asking questions about, and understanding, what makes people feel good. The quality of our lives is based on the quality of our questions. Keep asking How does doing this make me feel?
Keep asking the question - What do you really want? What do you really want? What do you really want?
If you still feel stuck and find yourself wanting to say “I don’t know”, then ask yourself – “If you did Know” what would it be – trust this – eventually you’ll get an answer. It works for me everytime.
Sometimes it helps to ask - What Don’t you want? The author, Stanislaw Leszczynski (1677–1766) once said, “ To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting “
– What don’t you want?
The opposite is what you do want? I love the quote from Wayne Dyer – “don’t die with your music still in you.”
Too many lives are being lived in quiet desperation waiting until – until they had saved a nest egg, until the children are out of school, until I retire, but “until” ever arrives.

Don’t go to sleep tonight without making a decision on WHAT YOU REALLY WANT IN LIFE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Toni LaMotta has spoken internationally, authored several books and numerous articles and has served as a consultant and trainer to a variety of corporations. Her experiences range from being a high school teacher to working with some of the top companies, associations, and organizations in the world. She served as a Catholic nun and pastoral associate for 16 years before discovering New Thought and becoming a Science of Mind Minister and Law of Attraction teacher. She is an expert at reinventing herself and helping others do the same.

To contact Dr. Toni for a keynote talk or workshops for your organization go to http://www.tonilamotta.com

She is currently living in Sarasota, Florida. Her company, In-Lightened Enterprises, LLC. provides a free Newsletter by going to http://www.Illuminationsezine.com