July 25, 2024



By Carmen Greger

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford

This simple truth encapsulates our existence in a nutshell. Yet, we often find ourselves trapped in cyclical patterns, treading the well-worn paths of life instead of striving to break free and build the reality we aspire to live in. Action for traction is a must and the time is now if you truly want to create and celebrate your optimal reality.

Is it fear, or a lack of understanding of how to tap into our potential? Whatever the reason, one fact remains: it’s never too late to choose again, to realign with our deepest intentions and highest calling, and manifest the most fulfilling and purposeful life we have imagined.

Your existence is not just a series of random events but a carefully- or carelessly- orchestrated symphony. Each day is a precious gift, an opportunity to move closer towards your authentic self and embrace the life you are meant to live.

With this understanding, you can utilize the following comprehensive, user-friendly guide to assist you in aligning your actions with your intentions so that you can effectively recalibrate with your life compass and your true north:

“5 to THRIVE”

Thrive Aspect 1: Define Your True North

Your true north is the deep-seated passion and purpose that ignites your spirit, the beacon guiding you towards your divine alignment. It’s not about monetary gain or societal validation, but your unique contribution to the world, the impact you aim to have, the mark you wish to leave behind.  “Your ‘Inner Pilot Light’ is your personal guide and it knows your true north”, says  Dr. Lissa Rankin. Discovering this inner compass is the first step towards meaningful action.

Thrive Aspect 2: Set Intentional Goals

Having identified your true north, the next step is setting goals aligned with it. Goals provide the map leading you to your ultimate destination. But these must not be random or shallow. They need to be intentional, deeply connected with your passion and purpose. They should excite and challenge you, compelling you to push your boundaries and evolve into the person you are meant to be.

Thrive Aspect 3: Take Conscious Action

Defined goals pave the way for conscious action, the third aspect of ‘5 to Thrive’. It’s crucial to remember that every choice, every action, contributes to the reality we are creating. Being mindful of our decisions and choosing those which align with our true north ensure that we are on the right path. It’s about assessing risk versus reward, making sacrifices, and embracing challenges to manifest our desired reality.

Thrive Aspect 4: Remain Resilient

In the words of Zig Ziglar, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Life is not without its trials. Challenges are inevitable when striving towards ambitious goals. But, the capacity to remain resilient, to persist despite obstacles, is what separates the doers from the dreamers. To thrive, we must treat failures as opportunities to learn, to fine-tune our actions and strategies, and grow.

Thrive Aspect 5: Reflect & Evolve

Reflection, the final aspect of ‘5 to Thrive’, is a powerful tool for personal growth. It involves assessing our actions and their outcomes, understanding what works and what doesn’t, and aligning our future actions accordingly. Reflection encourages us to evolve, to embrace change, to become the most authentic and impactful version of ourselves.

The road towards a life of passion, purpose, and prosperity is paved with conscious choices, well-defined intentions, resilience, and continuous evolution. As we march forward, we must remember the wise words Steve Jobs, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

We are all here for a reason. Each one of us has a special gift to offer. Our lives are important not just for ourselves but also for the world that benefits from our existence. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives; let’s make it matter, because we matter. Let’s commit to investing our time wisely, choosing actions that align with our deepest intentions, following our inner compass, and thriving in our unique, extraordinary ways.

Time is a fleeting commodity, but our capacity to harness it is limitless. Let’s pledge to make every moment count, to live passionately, purposefully, prosperously, with every breath we take. Let’s vow to embrace the journey, to honor our deepest whispers, and actualize the life we desire.

“Vision without action is just a dream.”-Nelson Mandela

In the grand scheme of things, our actions, guided by our intentions, have the power to shape our reality. And the time to harness this power is now. The time to take conscious action for effective traction, is now. Your optimal reality has been waiting for you. It’s time to thrive. Ready, Set, Go!