My friend Katie sent me this article by email recently. I thought I'd share it with you.
Follow your heart
We all have heard this one before but how many of you are doing things that you don't like? Think about it. Are you doing something right now that your heart desires?
Sometimes you have to go out on a limb. If you don't risk, you won't get the reward, so it's important to go out on a limb and try something new -- push your comfort level a bit and see what happens. As long as you are not hurting yourself, what could be the harm?
Choose the right balance
This is a big one for a lot of people. It's easy to get caught up in the every day. Instead of answering every email in the inbox, try calling back the people who emailed you. You'd be surprised at their response, since people aren't used to getting calls anymore -- I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
But this is not just about interacting more with people, this is about balance in enjoying your life -- and it doesn't take loads of money either. A nice walk outside in this beautiful spring weather in Toronto will do you wonders. Bring someone along you like like a pet or a good friend.
Focus on the difference
This quote from the article says it all - be different!
"It used to be just about getting a part. But then you realize, so what if they pay you to pretend you are having an orgasm over fried chicken, what you want to know is that you played a part that lifted people's spirits," says Anthony Holland, an 86-year-old actor who continues to perform and direct for the stage.
"One time, I got a letter from a young man telling me he had changed his life because of my performance. That meant more than just about anything in my career," the resident of Gabriola Island, B.C., says.
It's never too late
What you think you're good at may not be what you are actually good at. It's worthwhile to investigate what you feel comfortable doing as you age and value things differently.
Good article, good ideas.