Image and article by Rain San Martin
Every day we have a choice to live life to the full or halfway. If we allow circumstances to dictate the kind of lifestyle we choose our “Epic” and awesome days will be far fewer.
Step#1 Keep your eye on your core life purpose or purposes.
Race car drivers must keep their eye on the road, and not the hazard to get to their destination. Throughout the day you may have unexpected tasks, disappointments, or experience hurt feelings. Don’t let these events pull you out of the game.
Step#2 Don’t let societies standards of greatness limit your epicness!
For some, wealth represents the value you offer society. This believe is limiting and inaccurate as it does not measure the impact a person can make on others lives where there is no payment. Those who volunteer, servants in monasteries, missionaries, and homemakers (a.k.a stay at home moms or stay at home wives) all do noble work yet are not paid for their vocation. You may also be the provider for your household as a garbage collector, janitor, or plumber which may not be glamorous work yet the work is noble. If you are working toward your core purpose each moment of your life has meaning.
“So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.“ (-Ecclesiastes 2:24)
Step#3 Manage your time well
We are captains of our ship and must steer it according to our map. Some of us toss the map thinking it will hold us back from creativity. It is actually the opposite. Products, paintings and inventions get completed upon the execution of a plan. Take time each day to handle necessary domestic tasks so that you can enjoy your creative work.
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. (Proverbs 6:6-8)
Step#4 Look for the magic in each moment.
Make a point to find as many golden moments as you can throughout the day. Start with the sunrise, then your morning coffee or tea, your daily exercise, the birds that you may see out of your window, your flavorful breakfast, and so on. Write down something that you are grateful for each day in your journal, which you can pass down to your loved ones.
Step#5 Tap into unlimited creativity. Who provides this unlimited source? God. We are made in the image of God who created the Earth and the Heavens. It is not Satan, Lucifer, nor ourselves that is the source of art and creativity. You do not need to alter your mind with debilitating drugs to awaken your mind. Be alert and awake, so that you can not only complete your creation, you can ship it!
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” -Genesis 1:27