This week, we continue to discover who we are, explore where we want to go in life and validate who we see ourselves becoming as we grow.

The goal of the "I'm Making It" project is to live deliberately, to realize that you have the power to make the life you imagine and to make it.

Too often I hear people say that they have no control over what happens to them. These folks describe themselves as tumbleweeds in an ever-changing landscape they call their life.

Far back in recorded time, philosophers and teachers have advised that to be truly happy and content, we must come to know ourselves. I, too, believe that knowing ourselves is key to making the lives we imagine.

Read the words of wisdom below and allow them to inspire and encourage you as you continue on the journey of fully discovering the one and only you.

"No one remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself." — Thomas Mann

"He who knows others is learned;
He who knows himself is wise." — Lao-tzu, Tao te Ching

"Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it." — Buddha

"To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying 'Amen' to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive." — Robert Louis Stevenson

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau

Knowing yourself is essential to being fully alive. It is a necessity for you to excavate who you are and share it with the world. When you know yourself, you are better able to point your life in the direction you want to go and to steer clear of things that are not meaningful or relevant to you.

Use your journal this week as you write and discover more about the authentic, unique extraordinary, beautiful, essential, vital, loving person you are.

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