Bethea's Blog

April 6 2021 - Find Your Satisfaction!

Over the past few weeks, I've been focusing on the topic of spring and new beginnings. That's because this time of year is truly ideal for going after dreams and pursuing new directions. And after the year we've been through, when our liberties and freedom have been so curtailed, many of us are chomping at the bit to do something! But I'm not advocating to do something just to do it. I want you to be doing something you enjoy... something that fulfills you!

If there is one thing the past year has shown us about life is that the things that really matter to us are not that new dress, the latest smartphone or a new car. Those things may bring us a little excitement or some sense of satisfaction, but those feelings are fleeting. What I'm talking about is our satisfaction and commitment to our own personal growth. If there is something you love doing, then it's very important — even critical — that you find a way to do it. That's where I hope you'll put your energy right now... either doing hat thing... or finding it!

Now, I am not suggesting that you drop everything to pursue something like a career as a professional singer. But take some time to think about ways you can incorporate your truest passions into your life. For example, if singing does happen to be a passion or dream of yours, then why not sign up for singing lessons or think about joining a local choral group or find a singing partner. Of course, we still have to consider certain health and safety concerns right now, but you also need to find ways to get yourself out there as best you can.

If you need help getting started, think about the things that bring you joy. Jot down your three favorite pastimes on a piece of paper and consider ways you could weave them into your life. Write that down too, and then work on realizing those plans!

As you pursue your interests and talents in this way, you'll experience a whole new level of satisfaction. That's because you'll be expressing more of who you are. Anytime you express your authentic self, you'll experience feelings of joy and find avenues of achievement that you would never have dreamed of.

If deep down you hear a little voice saying, "There has to be more to my life," rest assured that there is more, and this is the time for you to go after it! And don't give up until you feel you're doing what you want to be doing!