“Inspiration is a guest who does not like to visit lazy people.” ~ Tchaikovsky

You can’t get what you want unless you know what that is. I’ve put together an exercise that will help you find, and explore, methods and ideas that can assist you in figuring out what you really want in life.

Don’t think you’ll do this – or any other exercise I offer you – perfectly. These are exercises, which means that you don’t have to be perfect. You just have to open up your mind to the possibilities you can see. This is a way of recognizing change, or seeing areas where you excel, or where you need a little help.

So in this exercise, I’d like you to list the areas of your life you want to improve in the left column and the resources you’d like to explore to do that in the right column.

Give yourself a timetable. Explore one new resource each week (each day if you’re really determined!). Refer to the resource section for additional ideas. I’ll give you an example of some things that have helped me. And you can follow the list and create your own.

Exercise Six: Finding inspiration



Area Resource
Me Happy For No Reason, by Marci Shimoff
Career / Education The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield
Family/Friends Health Cyndi Dale, Ayurveda The Science of Self-Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad
Relationships/Love Ask Barbara – The 100 Most-asked Questions About Love, Sex, And Relationships, by Barbara De Angelis
Mom Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
Spirituality The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, by Marianne Williamson and Rev. Michael Beckwith


You’ve surely made some progress in your own path toward self-improvement. Are there areas you’ve already focused on where you’ve found a book that has helped you through them? Tell me – I’d love to know about your choices and what’s helped you. Your path is ours – and thanks so much for sharing with us.

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