Tuesday Tunesday: Live Life Like It’s Golden

 

Just off the heels of yesterday’s post, I’ve been reflecting a lot about what it means to not only think about the life you want, but also actually go out and create it. That’s not an easy feat. If I’m being completely honest, it’s downright difficult and takes a lot of guts to drop everything and start over. But I think once we get over our fears, once we take a chance and go after exactly what we want, we’ll realize we weren’t really living before and discover the risk to living life like it’s golden is worthwhile. We just have to leap…

Here are five songs I hope will inspire you to do just that:
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Kermit Says: Set Goals and Crush ‘Em

 

 

Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone in between! Dearest friends, this is the post you’ve been waiting for, the main event, the highlight of the week, the pièce de résistance. Just in time for 2017, today’s post is all about goal-setting. Goal-setting is challenging, complex, overwhelming, and somewhat elusive, especially if your goals aren’t rooted in something intentional and purposeful. In fact, Southern Weddings editor-in-chief, Make It Happen author and Powersheet creator, Lara Casey, says goals must be “connected to what matters.” Raise your hand if you’re tired of just existing, moving about aimlessly, and/or setting (but not reaching) goal after goal after goal. Casey’s whole spiel gets at the very heart of that quandary and suggests that when we determine what matters most to us, we’ll be able live our lives with intention and purpose.

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Kermit Says: Live, Don’t Exist

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I can hardly believe we’re a month into 2016—where did the time go? I don’t know about you, but this year has already tested me and left me feeling a little drained, but not defeated. In it’s short 27 days, January has found me hopeful and positive, disappointed and [slightly] heartbroken, useful and just plain used. The funny thing about starting a new year is that we enter it with so many high expectations. We create resolutions and resolve that we will be more kind and thoughtful. We resolve that we’ll read more, sleep more, volunteer more, eat better, exercise more, change bad habits, travel more, study harder, find a better job, draw closer to God, be a better friend, daughter, son, sister, brother, human being. We enter the year so optimistic about all of the good things it will bring us that we sit passively by and forget the active role we must play in shaping our own lives. But that’s not living, that’s existing.

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Kermit Says: Live

I recently had the pleasure of serving as the dorm head for a high school reunion for the class of 1954. Upon hearing that this particular class would be celebrating their 60th high school reunion (*applause*), I just knew this would be a piece of cake because they’d be quiet, neat, and in bed by 8:00pm. Boy was I wrong! From the moment I met my residents, I knew my ageist perception of this group was so far from right. In fact, they are quite possibly the most lively and rambunctious group of people I’ve ever met! Here, I realized that Aaliyah (rest in paradise) was right when she sang age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Whether you’re 10 months, 20 years, or 100 years old, remember to live life without fear, without inhibitions, and with passion.

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