2 steps to the life you want

We like to complicate everything, overthink situations and generally make matters more difficult for ourselves.  Clarity of vision can go a long way towards streamlining your success.

1. Decide what kind of person you want to be & the type of life you aspire to lead.

It’s easy to see glamorous photos of famous people or read success stories of the uber wealthy and think “If only my life were like that…”  It’s another matter entirely to visualize and decide who you want to be.  Get out a pen and paper and describe your ideal life in excruciatingly minute details.

What do you look like?  Are you happy?  Who do you spend your time with?  Where do you live?  How do you feel?  What does your day-to-day look like?  

Get clear, get focused, figure it out.

2. Live as though you already are that person.

What does an extremely successful business person do?  They’re up by 5am to get a few hours of work in before anyone else is awake.

Want to be fit and healthy with boundless energy?  Make exercise and eating well non-negotiable.

Want to be a writer?  You have to actually write. 

Whatever you chose in the first step as your ideal life, start living it.  Determine how those who already have what you seek behave and adopt their mindset.

Become who you want to be by acting as if you already are.  You won’t be pretending for long.

4 Comments

  1. That is great advice. I am not workout person, but to do something for my health, two years ago I decided not to use public transportation when go to work and back. I decided to walk. At begging I needed hour to get there. Now I need about 40 minutes. And it is somehow refreshing to walk next to shops and other people. Somehow I see energy of the morning. I can say that this ritual brought me more energy. Only one negative stuff, I must buy new shoes much often than previously 🙂

    • What a wonderful change of lifestyle! It’s amazing how much more energy you have when you move your body. And now you have an excuse to get cute shoes more often!

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