“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

comfortzone1I’ve been thinking a lot about getting back into the swing of things.  I know I’ve not blogged for a while, I’ve missed you, but I am back and ready to stay.  To be honest it was a challenging year.  In one year I was in the hospital 11 times and had 5 surgeries.

I’ve been working polishing up my my book for the official launch September 13th and developing my Living on Purpose program.  I’m healthy and ready to hit the ground running!

I was sent this Nickelback video by my sister and I just love it!  What are you waiting for? Good question.  What is that dream you’ve secretly been holding onto that you’ve wanted to do but have been too stuck in the 9 to 5 grind, going home to the family and finding no time for you to do?  Did you know that just 15 minutes a day can change your life?

I believe everybody has a spark inside of them, a passion, a purpose and a reason for being here.  You are not an accident, you are a unique and special creation.  No one else on earth is just like you and can give the world the gift you were meant to give.

I believe we are a piece of God, Jesus, The Divine, The Universe, The Heart of Creation, Allah, Jehovah, or whatever term you use, it is not the word “water” that makes it wet.  It is like God is the sun and we are rays shooting off the sun.

We each shine and are part of the whole but we are here to shine a special way.  We are here to re-present God’s Love in a way that only we can.  Maybe that’s part of our calling and our purpose.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could support our families doing what we love and are here to do?  Wouldn’t you like to find out what that is?

To get what you’ve never gotten you’re going to have to do what you’ve never done.

I don’t know about you but I am a dreamer, big time!

When was the last time you really dreamed about your future?  When was the last time you took a risk?  When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and did something you’ve never done before?

What are you waiting for?

I am starting a group, Living on Purpose.  I will be posting more on it in the next couple of days.  So be checking my blog because this group is going to rock and make you stretch outside your comfort zone until you figure out who you are and what on earth you are here for.

My Challenge:  Spend some time just lying there daydreaming.  (It could be night time, in fact star gazing is  a great way to dream when your surrounded by the majesty of the universe and realize how amazing it is and anything is possible)

I would love to hear what you discover, share your biggest dream.

If you want to learn more about Living on Purpose email me at mariaelena@theempoweringloveproject.com



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Maria Elena