Has this ever happened to you? A friend gets a new car, let’s say a Porsche Cayenne. You didn’t know what a Cayenne looked like until you saw your friend’s car. What happens next? You start noticing Cayenne’s several times a day. Why are these cars suddenly showing up? They’re not! They’ve always been there but, thanks to your friend, you have just become aware of them.
Taking the time to clarify what you want in life opens the door to opportunity. Once you know what you want your eyes open and you become aware of opportunities that have always been there but you never noticed them before.
What opportunities are you missing because you won’t take the time to get clear about what you want out of life?
Have you noticed that when something is simple or readily available we tend to ignore it? Unfortunately, the very things we overlook are usually what we need most. What are you overlooking that could result in that big shift that you want in your life, your business, your career, or your relationships? Today I invite you to to take a simple step.
Today celebrate your life. There are many in the world, maybe even in your circle, who would love the life that you’re unhappy about. Take a few moments and think of one thing that you can do differently today that would turn your frown upside down. Make it a great day!
I’d love for you to share what you’re smiling about today.
When you think about your ideal life do you feel excited or do you feel afraid? If the thought of living a better life scares you it’s worth it to explore the origin of your fear.
There are many reasons why living a life that you really want may scare you. Let’s identify some of them.
1. I’m afraid to live my dream life.
2. I’m afraid to do what I need to do in order to have the life that I want.
3. I’m afraid because I don’t deserve to have the life that I want.
4. I’m afraid my family and friends will treat me differently if I live my dream life.
5. I’m afraid that I don’t want my dream life bad enough to go after it.
Whatever your fear, be honest with yourself and acknowledge it. Once you acknowledge the fear something happens on the inside of you. You are now in position to bring about change in your life. Choose well.
I’d love for you to share in the comments the fear that you identified in your life.
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Have you ever felt compelled to act on an opportunity or an idea but the timing just wasn’t the best? Maybe you were swamped at work, financially not able, or mentally drained. Whatever the reason, you did not follow through because the timing was not right for you.
Living a life that you look forward to waking up to each day means that there will be times where you are going to have to act outside of your comfort zone. You are going to have to take risks, even do things that seem to make no sense to those observing from the outside. You are going to have to take the plunge.
Let me clarify something first though. You’re not going to pursue every idea or go after every opportunity that comes your way. You take the plunge when your intuition is telling you to take the plunge. An idea that won’t go away, an opportunity that really resonates with you, feeling like “if I don’t do this I’m going to die” (not a physical death, death of your spirit, a shrivling of who you are). These are the moments that you seize. These are the moments that you have to act. Something exciting awaits you in these moments. It could be lessons you need to learn in order grow in business or character, financial gain, networking opportunities, bigger opportunities, even more opportunities. You don’t want to miss out on these pivotal moments. You can’t miss out on these moments. A life that you look forward to waking up to each day awaits you. Take the plunge today!
Are you willing to take the plunge? Let me know in the comment box below.
Wow, wow, wow! Does the title of this post sound familiar? As you read this are you having a conversation with yourself about why right now is not a good time for you to change your life? Do you have so much going on in your life right now that you can’t possibly add one more thing? You want to change but…
I know this conversation very well. It’s one I’ve had with myself many times. There’s a quote that described me perfectly, “You can’t wait for all the lights to turn green before you leave home.” This was me. I wanted all the conditions to be right before I could start doing what was necessary to bring about the change that I wanted in my life. If this sounds like you, I want you to know how wrong I was, and how wrong you are too. Everything is not ever going to be perfect. If you want to see change in your life you are going to have to start right where you are, amidst the chaos, the turmoil, the out of orderedness.
You see, the “but” represents the excuses that you make for not moving forward in your life. Until you make the decisionto remove the “buts”, you will never see the change that you want in your life. Remove the “buts”, make the decision, do something that will bring you closer to the change that you want to see in your life.
I’d like to hear what step you are going to take to bring about change in your life?
In Part 3 I asked a very poignant question, “Are you really ready for change?” The answer to this question will define the quality of life that you live this year and beyond. The truth is you will have more of the same in your life unless you are ready for things to be different.
I think this is a good place to pause and take a deep breath in, slowly exhale, repeat. Deep breath in, slowly exhale. The life that you are living right now is a life of your own creation. Your current life is a result of the choices you have made over the years. Once you accept that fact, the life that you want can be yours. That, is pretty exciting!
So, take your lists from parts 1 & 2 and run with them. Recognize and embrace when opportunity presents itself (because it will). Choose to live a life that you want to wake up to every day.
“Are you excited about living a life that you want to wake up to every day?” Let me know by posting a reply below.