Are you living the life you really want ? Do you know exactly what the kind of life you would want to live ? Do you realize that you have the power to create your life?
Until you give positive answers to these questions, you will continue to struggle to make an impact in life. It is your responsibility to create your desired life.
It’s an irony to see how many of us are so organized and diligent when performing at work, yet we are so terrible at taking full responsibility of creating our desired life.
Most of us know the importance of planning at our work places. In fact, we are probably very good at it and maybe even take the lead in planning at work.
We make plans as to what we want to achieve during a certain period, we analyse our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; we make strategic plans , budgets and a lot of other things.
It’s tedious work at times, but we do it anyway because we know that without these plans our companies would fail to achieve good results.
Thereafter, we go home and unfortunately, leave our brains at work. Somehow, what we do at work doesn’t seem to apply any more. We just lay back and hope for a better life to magically appear. No plans. No timeframes. No budgets. No targets. No written goals.
No wonder many are brilliant in their careers and yet miserable failures when it comes to their personal lives. We do not apply our knowledge and expertise to our own lives.
Your life needs your attention
You must plan your life with much more care and attention than you would plan your business and your work. Stop living by waiting on chance and luck to make you happy, rich or healthy.
If most of us put half the effort we put into our jobs into planning our lives we would be amazed at the difference that would make. You can take that first step of creating the life you want right now:
Thoughts are really powerful
Start creating the life of your dream in your mind. Mohandas K. Ghandi states that “a man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes.”
Imagine for a moment that you have lost your memory. You have forgotten who you are and everything you have or don’t have. You know nothing about yourself. You now have a great opportunity to recreate yourself!
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Money is no object. You have all the resources you need at your disposal. There are no restrictions. You can make your new life whatever you want it to be.
Who will you be ? What will you do? Where will you live? What car will you drive? What clothes would you wear? Who would be your friends? How would you spend your time? What would your purpose in life be ? In whose life would you make a difference?
Create a detailed picture in your mind of what you want to be. Let your imagination go wild. Don’t hold back anything. Don’t regard anything as impossible. Just fill your mind with all the possibilities. Don’t be vague about it, be specific.
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If you did this simple exercise you should be feeling very excited right now. As crazy as it may sound , it really works . The truth is you are free to create the life you want .The power to create has been yours all along. You can live your dream and have a more desired and enriched life experience.
Think on paper
Write down your life plan . Writing this mental picture of who you want to be is important because writing things down gives power and permanence to your thoughts. You can refer to what you’ve written and modify it until you have perfected the vision.
Putting things on paper will also help you when it comes to remembering the vision for your life. As you read it everyday , it will become imprinted on your mind until you will be able to think and say it without referring to the written version.
Once that happens, you’ll find ways to achieve what you’ve thought and your environment will be forced to align itself with this new found vision.
Live today as if…….
One thing is for sure. The past is dead and gone. We can’t go back there. The future is the only thing we have control over. Right here and right now is the only time we have that control.
Don’t put it off till tomorrow, start right now to create the life you want in your mind and don’t forget to write it down. Think about it every day and every waking hour until it becomes a part of you.
Why should you bother? Because, as Earl Nightingale put it, “everyday we put in place actions and ideas that will determine the shape and substance of our lives.”
Also, remember that “We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then with a shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built.” How true. How sad.
Build your life with the care and effort it deserves. Don’t live with no direction and no hope. You can create that perfect life. You can dream big, and your dreams can come true.
Originally posted 2017-01-27 05:30:12.