I believe every LIFE has a THEME — like a novel, a symphony, or a curated collection of art.
Your theme is an intricate composite of your family’s themes, your ancestors’ themes, your tribal-cave-man lineage, and your unique DNA. Stories, lessons, weaknesses + wishes. Percolating through the generations. Uniquely embodied … by YOU.
With every decision we make — in this lifetime — we’re just playing variations on a theme.
We learn the same lessons — over + over.
We teach the same lessons — over + over.
Our obstacles, talents + final-breath messages — they never (really) change.
They just reveal themselves, in new + unexpected ways. Like I said — variations on a theme.
It’s fascinating to percolate through your life + hunt for themes.
It’s a more than a playful exercise in self-discovery — it’s extremely practical.
Because once you’ve discovered your theme, you can tell your story. Your real story. The big story.
The story with universal resonance + impact. Not just what you’ve done + when, with whom — but why.
Some of my LifeThemes? Starry-eyed self-expression. Laser-lucid communication. Elastic resilience. Immersive devotion.
My biggest, most visceral theme? Supreme reinvention.
So. Want to discover your LifeTheme?
(I thought so.)
Let’s start with three elements, three questions — and a fill-in-the-blank statement.
I’ll prompt you along. Here we go …
Your Cellular Obstacles
Your CELLULAR OBSTACLES are the troubles + challenges that keep promenading into your life,
in different shapes + forms. Over + over + over.
Your worthy adversaries. Your all-too-familar arch-nemesi. That fear you just can’t shake. The mistakes you can’t help but make. The merry-go-round loop in your head. Oh. THIS again.
QUESTION: What are the lessons you can’t help but keep learning (and quite likely, teaching — through living example?)
Your Magnetic Talents
Your MAGNETIC TALENTS are the big-money skills, easy-as-breathing abilities, natural gifts + visceral magnetism that you exude, when you’re operating at full capacity.
The stuff you’re freakishly good at. Your borderline-prodigy abilities. When you’re using your MAGNETIC TALENTS, you’re actively in LOVE with your work. (In other words, you’re a GENIUS.)
QUESTION: What are you freakishly good at / completely in love with / frequently praised for / undeniably skilled at?
Your Final-Breath Battle Cry
Your FINAL-BREATH BATTLE CRY is the message or mission that you’d HOLLER into the ether, if you had 25 seconds to live.
QUESTION: If you had the entire WORLD tuned into you — broadcasting live, from a top-secret location — what would you want the human race to know / remember / change / release / revive / believe?
Your LifeTheme Statement…
My CELLULAR OBSTACLES are: ________________________, ________________________ + ________________________.
And the biggest, most vital lesson that I’m destined to learn + re-learn in this lifetime is: ________________________________________________.
My MAGNETIC TALENTS are: ________________________, ________________________ + ________________________.
I put them to use — every day — by: ________________________________________________.
I hide them whenever I: ________________________________________________.
But I’m ready to come out + tell the world that I’m in wildly in LOVE with my ability to: ________________________________________________.
My FINAL-BREATH BATTLE CRY is: _____________________________________________________________________________.
Because I believe that: ________________________________________________, and I don’t want to die before reminding the world that: ________________________________________________.
My Life has a Theme. And if I had to synthesize it into single word (or two, or three), it would be: ________________________.
Want to share?
If you feel so inspired, I’d LOVE to see you share your LifeTheme in the comments —
or share fragments on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram … y’know. The usual haunts.
Here’s to thematic revelation…