What is “IT”?


The IT in your life can be defined in many ways.  We’re always asking ourselves and each other, “what is it?” or “where is it?”

As I thought about IT, the more curious and thoughtful I became about discovering my IT.  Here’s some of my discovery:

  1. What is it?  When you ask someone this question you’re typically asking them what’s wrong; what is it?  Why are you acting this way or saying these things….what is it?  But going a little deeper, when you put the emphasis on the word IT, you’re asking what is IT, or what is your reason why.  

Everyone’s IT is different and it changes daily, and sometimes hourly.  But until we search our own lives and determine our main IT, we’re lost and just fumbling our way through our days and ultimately through our lives.

  1. Where is it?  When you ask this question you’ve probably lost something or can’t find something and you’re asking help to find it.

But here again, going a little deeper, we all need to ask ourselves where is the IT for our lives.  Where are we searching to discover our true purpose?  Are we running all over frantically trying to discover the illusive experiences that will provide our IT?

Try some of the below solutions to discover and find your IT.

  1. Accept it!  Think about and accept the fact you’re in your current situation because of the choices you’ve made.  Accept responsibility for your current state of affairs and don’t blame others.  Don’t make excuses and try to justify, just accept that for today this is the situation I’m in.  Acceptance is the first step to discovery and change.
  2. Plan for it.  Decide where you want to be in life or where you want to go.  Write it down and as you dream about your ideal life and what you want it to look like keep adding “its”.  Do you want to change some habits?  Do you want more money, time, freedom or attention?  For everyone the IT is going to be different.  Decide for yourself what IT is for you.
  3. Do it.  Start doing small things today and every day that become a part of the bigger project of your life and your goals.  Break your big ideal life list down into daily lists of activities that will propel you toward your main goal.  I love the quote by Mark Twain, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning.  And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”  Get up every morning and tackle the hardest thing on your list first.  You’ll get more done the rest of the day because of that feeling of satisfaction for completing the hard task first.
  4. Because of it.  As we’re accepting it, planning for it and then doing it, we must always keep in mind that it’s because we love ourselves and others in our life that we’re doing it.  It’s because God first loved us and we have His grace to live this life and be all we can be for Him and each other.

Now, go out and discover your IT and be all you can be!

Blessings to you,

Mary Ann

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