Hey, it’s Marie Forleo and you are watching MarieTV, the place to be to create a business and life you love. And this is Q&A Tuesday. Or, wait, it’s actually You&A Tuesday because rather than me answering your questions today, we’re going to turn that beat around and I’d like an answer from you.
It’s time for You&A Tuesday. It’s You&A Tuesday, where the answers come from you.
My question, which I’ll ask in just a moment, is inspired by this beautiful quote from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver, who says:
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
When I first came across those words they hit me straight in my heart, straight in the gut. And I said to myself, “I have got to share this on MarieTV.”
You know, in my six years of doing the show and nearly two decades of doing this work, there is one thing that I’ve noticed that’s pretty much true for all of us and it’s that there’s some idea, some body of work, some creative exploration that has yet to be brought to life. You know, whether we do creative work for a living or not, that doesn't really matter. There’s still something inside of each of us that’s hidden, that’s yearning to be expressed that we haven’t really given ourselves permission to engage with … or created the time to investigate or been brave enough to say, “Yes, I want to do that.”
You know, attention is the beginning of creation. So right now let’s take a moment and just pay attention to our creative yearnings while we still have the time. And just the fact that you’re watching this right now, the fact that you're listening, that you're here with me, means that you’re still alive and you still have time.
Let’s not be the regretful people. Let us be the ones who did our thing. So here is the Q that I want you to A.
What creative work is stashed away in your heart that deserves more time and power? What’s one action you can take right now to bring it to life?
That’s it. That’s the question. So I want you to leave a comment below and let me know.
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Stay on your game and keep going for your dreams because the world needs that special gift that only you have. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll catch you next time on MarieTV.
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Wouldn’t it be great if we were all nicer to ourselves like that? Hi, self. So nice to see you!
I’m so ready for this one.
None of us know what’s happening. That is the truth.
I’m having a meltdown.