Every morning when you wake up, consider what you would do if this was your last day on this planet. I do that everyday, and although some people think it’s different, it is a wonderful way to remember what is important and keep living in the present.
By Kari Fulmek
Our work at Equine Connection is about empowering the people who participate in our programs. Inevitably clients ask me how to sustain their new feelings of empowerment when they go back to their regular lifestyles.
I shock them a little with my answer.
I say: “The real secret to living an empowered life is to take charge of every day and live it like it could be your last.”
When you live for the day you are in and the moment you are in, you are more connected to the world. Yesterday, while remembered, is not considered with regret, and tomorrow, while a hopeful arrival, is not a place to postpone things to.
Living empowered for me as I grow my business and myself is not about making all the right choices. I have made as many mistakes as anyone. However, I own my choices and so I can live with them.
I have had to make bold life decisions about rebuilding a business while I was heavily in debt, about leaving relationships and moving into uncertainty, and leaving so-called steady income careers for the challenges of entrepreneurship.
But I have never waited until I thought all of life’s circumstances were lined up perfectly for me to make those changes. I just jumped in and changed, and worked things out as I went along. In the process, I discovered the well of strength inside me that we all possess if we need to draw from it.
It makes me sad when people really want to do something different with their life, but they believe they must wait for some point in the future to make everything right.
All you really have to get on the course for purposeful work and an empowered life is this day. If you waste it longing for a better life in the future, you have not moved closer to your goal; you have just let a day pass without purpose.
Do not sit on the sidelines of life arranging your ducks in a row. Jump in and lead them and they will all fall into line, just as your life circumstances will line up in support of your bold act of courage.
Kari Fulmek is the author of “Two Weeks to Empowerment: How to take charge of your life and find your true purpose” and the founder and owner of Equine Connection – The Academy of Equine Assisted Learning Inc. She is a Certified Master EAL Instructor and a Certified EAL Facilitator. From her base near Calgary, AB in the foothills of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, she travels the globe to empower clients. To learn more about Kari, visit her website at: https://equineconnection.ca.