Many people are getting ready for Christmas. You can feel the excitement and joy in the air. Children are smiling a little bigger and most adults are just a little nicer. It’s that time of the year. We are getting closer and closer to Christmas.

What’s on your wish list?

During this time of the season, there is a natural excitement people have about taking time away from their daily routines to appreciate life. Some people are looking for gifts underneath a Christmas tree, but I would like to share with you what’s on my wish list.

The only thing about my wish list is I don’t have to wait until Christmas to open these gifts. I can start right now. Here’s what is on my wish list.

1. Serve in a greater way. As leaders, we can easily start feeling entitled. Thinking someone owes us something and that we should be served because most leaders do work hard.

All of us have gifts, but what are we doing with our gifts? One of my prayers and aims everyday is to make sure I am taking advantage of every opportunity to serve in a mighty way. I first want to serve God and my family, and then I want to live in such a way that inspires others to serve and better our world.

Contrary to some beliefs, life isn’t about us. Life is about giving and serving.

2. Enhance my skills. I have heard people wishing life was easier. Jim Rohn said it best by saying,

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges wish for more wisdom.”

How determined are you to enhance your skill level?

When we are able to enhance our skill level, it is then our expertise will lead to further opportunities for us to serve others in a greater way.

The greatest way to enhance skill is through various forms of learning. No, you don’t have to go back to school right now. But in the process of educating your mind to develop your skill, you may discover the need to go back to school. It will be different for everyone.

One of the greatest teachers in life is life.

Whether you go back to school or not, you should be learning something everyday. Slow down, look around you, learn from the many situations you experience daily, and enhance your skills.

3. Stay connected. Life is short. One of my prayers and a beautiful gift that keeps on giving is the ability to be consistently connected to my passion and purpose. My life isn’t perfect, but I have been blessed to do what I love and what God has called me to do.

Everyday I am able to live out my passion and purpose through serving my family, my leadership consulting/coaching business, my physical therapy practice, and many service organizations. Also, I get to pay forward my expertise and knowledge through this blog, which focuses on whole life and leadership.

When you are connected to your passion and purpose, you will never miss an opportunity to do what you love.  My father and mother would always tell me, “If you do what you love, you won’t have to work a day in your life.” Life takes on greater meaning when you are doing what you love.

It doesn’t have to be Christmas to enjoy the gift of today. What’s on your wish list? Take about thirty minutes and make a meaningful wish list. After you have made your meaningful wish list, let me know what’s on your wish list by posting on the blog's comment below, Twitter, or Facebook.

Peace and Prosperity,

Bryant Hall

MTN Universal, LLC

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