Ever thought about the difference between working in your life versus working on it?
Working in your life is all the day-to-day business/busyness of life stuff.
It’s waking in the morning and getting showered and dressed.
It’s getting the kids ready and dropping them at school.
It’s commuting to your office and working for a living.
It’s picking up the dry cleaning, going to the bank, grocery shopping, fixing dinner, and paying the bills.
It’s reading to your kids before bed and taking them to soccer practice.
It’s going to the gym, visiting your Mom on Sunday, and taking your dog for a walk.
It’s doing your expense reports, taking out the trash, making that appointment, and getting your teeth cleaned.
It’s all the things you do every single day—many or most of them without even thinking. It’s you doing what you know needs to be done.
You might feel productive working in your life and you almost certainly feel busy.
But here’s the thing: All that activity, all that doing, all that getting things done is not working ON your life.
Working on your life is something different.
Working on your life is when you stop, take a step back, and look around. It’s when the blur of everyday life slows so you can see what’s working and what’s not.
Working on your life is a strategic pause to determine new areas for growth, for adventure, for love (self-love and otherwise).
Working on your life means you “re” a lot: recharge reorient reevaluate rethink regroup rediscover realign reinvent.
Working on your life is not so much about doing as it is about conscious considering and purposeful planning.
It’s so easy to be in the trenches of your life, head down, putting one foot in front of the other… that you lose sight of your vision, you veer from your purpose, you forget you can design it the way you want to live it.