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April 15, 2014

Have you noticed that my posts lately tend to encourage you to do something, to ACT?  I’m drawn to exploring ideas that move you to make a commitment, create a plan, and take a step in the direction of who you want to be and what you want to stand for.

Life’s really short…

For most of my adult life I’ve used the following question as a mantra, a guiding principle.  Does it resonate?  ‘If I get hit by a truck today, does what I’m thinking/feeling/doing in this moment represent the statement I want to make as my last contribution to planet Earth?’

If your answer is no, you can literally and immediately, in mid-stream, stop what you’re doing.  Offer an apology if appropriate.  Start over.  You can put your hand on your belly or your heart–I do it all the time; oddly, nobody seems to notice–and ask yourself what feels right, in this moment?

Do that.

I trust your instincts, your desire to make a meaningful contribution, and your ability to ACT.  I notice I’m seldom disappointed.

Much love,


  1. Linda Sharbaugh says:

    Wow. This Seedlings really hit me. What strikes me is how crystal clear the difference is between things that resonate vs.things that don’t. And when I think about what I’m doing in the context of “contribution to the planet”, that difference becomes even more clear. I am going to do this check in with myself all the time! Curious how it will impact how I spend my time 🙂 As always, thank you Robyn for your unique and eloquent guidance. Love and hugs, Linda

    • Robyn says:

      I think we’re similar in that we can hear stuff over and over and then there’s a day, and a moment, that something hits home and everything changes…I love that!

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