If you haven’t seen Ethan Hawke’s video on TED’s YouTube channel, you’re missing out. It’s called Give Yourself Permission to Be Creative, but it’s really about giving yourself permission to be yourself.
My favorite quote: “What do you love?… if you get close to what you love, who you are is revealed to you.”
Too often, we try to make decisions by thinking and analyzing instead of tapping into the wisdom in our bodies and emotions. Ethan calls it love; I call it your YES — that vast, expansive, light feeling in your body that emerges when you’re in full alignment with your truth.
This feeling reveals who you are. It reveals your path, like breadcrumbs.
- How often do you feel that sense of YES in your life and work?
- In what ways have you sacrificed what you love in the name of an expectation or a paycheck or…?
- If you could do one small thing this week to create more YES, what would it be?
Share your answers in the comments; I’d love to hear from you!