So tell me, What Makes You Come Alive? Motivate

So tell me, what makes you come A L I V E?

“Put your ear down to your soul and listen hard” – Anne Sexton

This is not a rhetorical question. It is not one to like, share, tweet, post, feel good about and move on.

What makes you come alive? What stirs your soul?

Those moments when you feel energised… what causes that sudden burst of energy?

The conversations you have with people.. which one’s inspire you?

The journey to your soul is a mysterious one and most of you will probably pass this article off as being a little too ‘out there’. Life is all about numbers and figures… not this emotional rubbish. You are wrong. And if you let yourself, you will feel that.

Perhaps numbers and figures are what actually do make you come alive. Great! But know that, feel that and own it.

This is not an easy exercise. It doesn’t come to you overnight. But in time, if you observe, you will find your way.

At the point of each decision you will find yourself one step closer… until you are eventually immersed in the euphoria of completion. Of satisfation. Of fulfilment.

Have you wandered so far from your own self that you no longer hear the gentle whispers of the heart?

What do you want?

Why are you still here?

‘What is the meaning of life’ is not the question to ask yourself…

… it is:

“What brings meaning to my life?”


I would love to hear what makes you come alive. Even if it is just one word. Comment below. I will take notice. Because doing stuff like this is what make me come alive…

Photo credit: Atlas Green – via Unsplash


Sharni-Marie is the owner of the epic new marketing company Forj (M)arketing. She is a passionate marketer and business consultant with a huge vision to help small businesses forge their own way to future success. She loves to read and travel, always looking for experiences that broader her perspective.


  1. Excellent reminder here Sharni-Marie!

    I have a whole list of items which is called life-purpose.txt so that when I feel like my path is leading me astray I sometimes look up. I will cite a few items while keep others private:

    envisioning utopia
    helping people
    making websites
    being outside
    playing with dog
    inspiring others
    sharing things
    experiencing novelty
    playing with children
    reducing fear
    being friendly
    supporting the weak
    making people happy
    creating art
    listening to music

    I removed the intimate ones 😉

    Of course these things have to be dome exclusively and mindfully. Listening to music in the background while doing something else won’t work properly for example or walking the dog while on the phone won’t make you happy. Being friendly just to take advantage of someone won’t make a difference either.

    Sincerely, tad

  2. My top 3 that come to my mind right now:

    Making people smile (or better, smiling with them)
    Spending quality time with people I love
    Doing (or trying to do) the right things

    Thanks for the post. It’s really good to ask this question. Cheers.

  3. Sharni-Marie Sharni-Marie Says: August 12, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Hey Jonas,
    Thanks for your comments on my post, and it was a pleasure to write it. It is something that I come back to all the time, especially when I need to make some hard decisions.
    All the best with following your passions.

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