You Only Live Once. Try Not to Make it Boring!
Every day you choose how you live your life, whether you’re conscious of it or not. And choosing to live an amazing life doesn't have to be complicated.
I make choices that align with my values and goals, and I don’t settle for second best. You have a lot of pressure on you to be perfect. You try to live a perfectly healthy life, or be the perfect parent, the perfect employee, or the perfect partner.
Life is more amazing when you focus less on perfection and more on connections. People and relationships bring us happiness and enrich our lives. Stop listening to the little voice of should. The one that says you should be exercising or working more when you’re already putting in a good effort.
You need to spend time with your favourite people because time is limited, and relationships are the most important thing in the world.
Some years ago, I read an article written by a senior executive retiring from a large organization. He wrote something like, “I've worked hard here for over forty years. I've put in long hours and sacrificed time from my friends and family. And you know what? It wasn't worth it.”
How sad. He’d lived his life on autopilot, and it was too late to change.
I keep his story in mind whenever I'm tempted to take the easy option. I question my motivation.
Am I slipping into autopilot, or is it what I want? If what I want is difficult and scary, what is the cost of not being courageous?
Let the fear of not trying, the fear of regret, and the fear of wasting your life be your motivator.
Do you ever ask yourself if something is a sign from the universe? Here is the cold hard truth about signs from the universe. They don’t exist. The universe doesn't send you signs.
When someone thinks there’s a sign that supports or discourages a certain path, it’s just meaning that they've added to a situation or event. And you only wonder if it’s a sign when you’re already in self-doubt.
The truth is that you’re just as good as anyone else.
You’re just as good as anyone who is living the dream life you wish was yours.
The only difference is determination. Because having an amazing life starts with dreaming up the life you want.
But that’s only the beginning. People who create an amazing life work to achieve it.
You can’t just sit around waiting for your dreams to happen. You must strive toward them. You must have determination.
So the real truth is that you have a choice.
You can choose to live an amazing life. Or you can choose to be a zombie, take the easy path, and sit there on autopilot. Which one will you choose?