Today's USA Today features an inspiring story of the power of options, and the joy that comes with having created the life you love. Sheryl Crow, popular singer, Grammy Award winner and soon-to-be first time wife at the age of 43, is going to marry one of the darlings of the sports world, Lance Armstrong.
I have no personal knowledge about Sheryl, but I wonder if anyone ever told her that she should “get a job” instead of taking a low paying gig in a smoke-filled bar on the seedy side of town. If they did, she apparently didn't listen, and today, having already lived one dream, she's perched on the verge of living another one.
Sheryl's got options and as a result, she can create whatever life she wants. She can marry Lance, have babies (or not) and continue to tour, or she can marry Lance, have babies (or not) and never tour again, or she can scrap Lance and babies and just keep on singing, surviving comfortably on the fruits of her hard work thus far.
While you may never win a Grammy, and you may never be a world famous dancer, playwright, dress designer or software developer, you can create whatever kind of life you want for yourself because the talent you do have is the only one of its kind ever created.
Want to create the life you love? Use your talents to create some options for yourself. Give yourself options and you'll also give yourself assets. Give yourself assets and you'll be well on the way to creating the live you love.
Question: How are you creating the life you love?