I have a request...think for just a moment about the last time you used any of the following phrases: I should do or be I need to I ought to beI am supposed to I must As you're thinking about that last time or even just reading those phrases how are you feeling? Are you feeling empowered and ready to go? OR Are you feeling a knot in the pit of your stomach or feelings of dread? If phrases like that empower you, kudos to you! (And I truly mean that.) I have to be honest and share that those phrases make my blood run cold. They make me want to run screaming for the hills. Why? It's simple really. Those phrases have always been associated with a demand or an imposed goal; something someone else said I should be, must do, supposed to, or need to, not something I want to, wish to, or desire to be. It's phrases like that that squish my spirit, stifle who I am at my core because they are usually followed by "tasks" that just don't fit me or make my heart sing. So let me ask you, what would your day, your world, and/or your life be like if you did what made your heart sing? What would it feel like if you never fell prey to those phrases ever again? Take a moment and imagine it. I challenge you starting today to do things that energize you and that truly make your heart sing. If you have always wanted to take voice lessons, but didn't because someone said you should be doing something else, then take those voice lessons. If you have always wanted to try bungee jumping, but your want was cancelled out by someone else's limiting beliefs, then I encourage you to take a chance and do that jump. If you have always wanted to explore your creative side, but instead squashed that creative side because you were told you were supposed to be doing something else, then by all means, tap into those creative juices. You don't do yourself or anyone else any favors by not allowing your heart to truly sing. There is no time like the present and I can promise you, you won't be sorry you did.