Many of have an idea of the life we’d like to live, it may include a large house with a fancy car parked in the driveway, the woman of your dreams, and the ability to take several holidays each and every year to exotic destination. On the other hand there are plenty who when asked, aren’t sure of the answer and when put on the spot can’t seem to come up with much.
If this life is the only chance you get shouldn’t you not only have a crystal clear idea of what it is you’d like out of it? It’s not like this is a rehearsal for the next time unless you subscribe to the reincarnation philosophy, but why take the chance?
Live With Purpose
There is a popular phrase or quote by the author Mary Anne Radmacher that was used in the movie “Hitch” that goes “Begin each day as if it were on purpose” and life is no different. We should be living it with a single minded purpose with the intent of getting out (and putting into it) as much as we can manage.
Where to Start?
Schedule a day to yourself with the sole intention of figuring out what it is you’d actually desire from life if you could have absolutely anything. Keep in mind that it’s rarely the item itself as much as what that item means to us. I’m sure a million dollars sounds great, but in reality who among us really needs a huge stack of paper? It can usually be broken down into something smaller such as a home, or freedom, security, etc. that we actually desire.
Make a List
Start listing out the items you’d really like to incorporate into your life, it may help (though this won’t be the determining factor) you to think what would I actually do with a million (or ten) dollars? What if I knew I couldn’t fail what would I attempt in life? Or perhaps what would I do if I knew I was going to be on this earth for the next 150 years? Attempt to determine what it is that is actually important to you, quite often people are surprised by the results they come up with.
Prioritize your Dreams
Now you can choose to prioritize in a couple of different ways here. One, you can take the simplest or most easily attainable of your goals and list them first graduating to the harder ones as you progress down your list. The second way is to my how important each goal is to and your happiness regardless of difficulty.
Regardless of which method you used to rank your life’s dream goals the next step is the same for both. Figure out which actions will bring you close to the first goal on the list on your list. It might be easier than you’d imagine achieving some of them. If marrying the girl of your dreams is on that list, and you’re already dating her, well make a commitment to the both of you and do something about it!
If running your own business or owning your own home is on there, make sure to list out some first steps that can be taken in order to help you realize those goals. It’s important to start taking action not only now, but consistently over time so that you realize the progress you’re making toward your dream.
As you start to achieve the items on your list you’ll gain confidence, and realize that the only thing holding you back from living “the dream” was your own thinking.
Now at this point you’ll have a clear idea of just what’s important to you in life, and have an idea of what steps you can start taking toward achieving them. The rest is up to you! Take action, and live the life you not only want, but deserve.
Posted on May 27, 2013
What are you stressed out about today? It is your job? Maybe you are stressed out because you don’t know if you will have enough money in the bank to pay your rent for the month. Whatever the reason is that you worried doesn’t matter, all that matters right now is that you do what you can to help yourself and eliminate the problems in your life.
One thing that you need to understand is that there will be hundreds of problems each day, but it is how you get over them that make you stronger. Think about it, did you brush your teeth this morning? I ask this because this is considered a problem. What most people do is they struggle to get out of bed in the morning and because of that they don’t want to go to the bathroom and brush their teeth. Even though you don’t want to do this and you might not have time, you make time and you do it anyway. The reason you do this is because you see the benefits of doing it and compare that to the problems that could arise if you didn’t.
Now, take this very same thinking and put it towards something else in your life. If you thought of something, then think about how you have overcome that problem recently. I bet that there are more problems in your life that you have thought about just now and you might not be as worried about them, right?
When it comes to eliminating problems in your life the main thing is that you take the time to do whatever you can to make your life better. I have seen many people that will take the time out of their life to do fun things, but in the end it doesn’t improve their life one bit. Just know that making sure you are ready for these problems is the key to handling them. One other thing that I want you to know is that a problematic life right now will only make it more difficult to deal with other problems as they arise. So, my advice to you is to make sure you have a worry free life and you are taking care of anything and everything right away.
Tips To Eliminate Problems in Your Life
Don’t Stress Out – The very first thing that people do when they have problems in their life is they stress out, don’t do this. You should never stress out about anything because there is always a solution to every problem. If you don’t believe me, then just think about a problem that you have had recently and now think about how it got fixed.
Get Help – You are not the only person in this world, so if you feel like your problems are just too overwhelming, then you need to get some help. My advice is to turn to friends and family first, but then if nobody can help you it would be a wise decision to turn to a professional. I know that you may not want to do this but just know that your life will be better once you know how to handle everything in it.
Deal With Problems Now – Have you ever heard of the saying, “Don’t wait till the last minute”? I ask this because that is what most people do when it comes to dealing with problems. Do yourself a favor and deal with problems now because that is when they are the least worrisome.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to eliminate the problems in your life; you just have to want to make your life better.
Posted on May 16, 2013
Have you ever wished that there were more hours in the day? Did you know that there are only 24 hours in the day and most of that time is done doing things that don’t get you anywhere? For example, sleeping is very important in order to function the next day, however, it doesn’t do anything for you right now. What I recommend is that you increase the amount of time that you have so that you are not sleeping when you should be doing something much more productive.
Think about something for a second – How much time do you waste watching T.V., sleeping longer than you really need to, and just laying in bed doing nothing? I ask this because most people will waste more than a day of their time doing all these things in excess of what they really should be doing. It is because of this that I want to give you a few tips on how to increase the amount of time that you have by maximizing your efforts in other things.
How To Increase Time By Maximizing Efforts
Sleep More Comfortably – By sleeping more comfortably you will then be able to sleep less. This is something that I didn’t truly believe until I bought a new mattress and pillow and now I can sleep 2 hours less because of it. I know that you don’t want to go out there and buy a new mattress and pillow, but sometimes just changing the sheets or turning the television off is enough to help you get a better nights rest. If you don’t think so, then just try it and see how you feel in the morning.
Understand What Relaxing Means – Do you know the true meaning of relax? Most people don’t because when some people relax they are still doing things for their children, they are cooking dinner, maybe they are even working out. What you need to realize is that your time to relax needs to be very easy going so that you can gain some more energy. By doing things when you are supposed to be relaxing, all you will end up doing is wasting that amount of time. Do yourself a favor and just make sure that your relaxation time is spent relaxing the way you want to do it.
Get Help – One of the best ways to increase the amount of time that you have is to actually get help in everything that you do. For example, if you are going to build a house you would not do it all on your own, you would hire help so that it takes less time, right? This is the same principal because you don’t want to spend more time than you have to on certain projects. I know that you may not like hiring help or asking a friend or family member, but sometimes that is how you get through things in life.
If you are at all interested in increasing the amount of time that you have each day, then it is imperative that you maximize all your efforts in what you do. I know how much time I used to waste each day, but now I utilize every second to the best of my ability.
Tip: Maximizing your efforts is all about thinking of the right way to do things. Whether you are mowing the lawn or building a house, the trick is to have a plan of attack. I do this with everything that I do during the day and the best part about it is that it saves me time and most importantly, money.
Trust me, this tip does help and that is why I wanted to leave you with that today.
Posted on May 14, 2013