Are You Laying Bricks to Live the Life You Want?

Updated: Jun 7, 2019

On this week’s episode of Get High On Motivation our guest Harrison Hunter, shared a book he was reading. I asked him to find a quote or something that stood out to him. He replies “ooooh, there’s so much!” 😳 Y'all know how much of a book worm I am, or as the founder of the Yes Ma’am No Ma’am Institute would say “she’s the worm on the book.” lol I have to get this book, or feel free to send me copy, used books are fine, please and thank you. (I vowed not to but any more books til the end of the year. We’ll see how that goes….) Anywho, the book had a powerful comparison that will make you think twice about what you are doing in your current career or line of work.

Three bricklayers are asked: “What are you doing?” The first says, “ I am laying bricks.” The second says, “I am building a church.” And the third says, “I am building the house of God.” The first bricklayer has a job. The second has a career. The third has a calling.

I recently was blessed to be able to reconnect with an Aunt I hadn’t seen since my mother passed over ten years ago. She asked if I worked weekends. Without thinking, I replied “…lol I don’t work.” You see love bugs, there is nothing I really do that I consider work besides my volunteer gig at Rocky Mountain PBS and Tim Gill Center for Public Media, where I sit at a desk, behind a computer, answering the phone, interacting with visitors….you know all the shit I don’t do in real life. And I get most of my “work” done while sitting there donating my time to an organization that has been instrumental in who I am today.

Everyday it becomes clearer to me who I am and as what I have come to do. I have been blessed and bold enough to live a full life, filled with passion, purpose and possibilities. I have built a life of freedom. All the while, I am laying the foundation for all that I have come to do. Those closest to me have the most questions and concern; I understand. Sometimes you can’t see the trees for the forest... They can’t see the bricks for the unfinished building I am working on. And that's okay.

Lovebugs, are you laying bricks to build the life you want to live? Are you taking steps in the direction you truly desire to be in? Or are you doing what you think you should do? Maybe what someone has told you or is expecting of you, is dictating your mode of operation? Please don't tell me you are waiting for the right moment. Newsflash.... IT WILL NEVER BE THE RIGHT TIME! EVER! Except it is always the right time to do the right thing, whatever that feels right at the moment. Your mind will change, and that's okay. You will bump your head and make mistakes, and that's okay. Just adjust the brick before it sets and focus on laying the next in alignment. Fulfill the vision that is calling you. Comment below and let me know what vision is living inside of you ready to come out.

I love you Lovebugs. And I desire the best for you. Desire it more than me. Be happy. Be healthy. Be You!

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