Creating Your Life

Lately, I’ve been playing more and more with the word “create.” Several coaches I follow use this word very often, and I’ve been trying to fully grasp what they mean.

As a verb, it sounds very attractive and has a seemingly magical connotation: it gives us the possibility to bring into existence something that was not there before.

And that’s pretty cool if you think about it. The funny part is that you do it all the time without realizing it.

You create conversations.

You create relationships.

You create text messages.

These are things you create probably every day, things that didn’t exist before you created them.

Now, depending on your interests, you could also create:

  • Songs
  • Meals
  • Articles
  • Pictures
  • Pieces of furniture
  • New spaces (redecorating it)

Isn’t it cool when you start to become aware of all the things you can create or the things you’ve been creating all your life without realizing it? The possibilities are endless!

All the above are things you can create in the outside world. But what about your inner world? You can also create:

  • Decisions
  • Commitments
  • Attitudes
  • Different points of view
  • Feeling (yes, you can also create these!)

Wow! This is getting more interesting, isn’t it?

You can combine all these elements of creation and make it even more fun by creating

  • a relationship with a curious attitude.
  • a light-hearted decision about something you were feeling stuck over.
  • a fun experience cooking (or doing something you usually don’t enjoy).

And you can even go further by creating even more ambitious goals and experiences, like:

  • a community of people who share interests similar to yours
  • your dream job
  • a legacy that will make the world a better place

For these last few examples, you’ll have to divide the big goal into small steps that you’ll then create, one at a time. You don’t have to know all the steps now. Just the first one. After creating that first step, believe me when I saw that you’ll know which is next. Then you take the next step, and the next one until you create the whole thing.

Doing all of the above every day is how I explain the process of creating your life: taking small steps in a conscious direction. Each step forward is a small creation that will eventually culminate in something bigger. You can incorporate this process into every aspect of your life until you create it. And then you can create even more just because it’s fun.

All you have to do is start asking yourself more frequently:

What do I want to create?