We grow up thinking our lives are a pre determined timeline. That we have to live for these milestones like everyone else. Graduate, go to college, get a job, pay bills, get married, buy a house, have kids, all the while we should be Juggling all of this with a smile.
YOUR LIFE SHOULD NOT BE A CHECKLIST. I do not want to live simply to get to the next item on that list, that is not living.
Slow down! Experience life and live in the moment.
Design your lifetime of moments, own them.
As I sat in a room of 600 people in Hartford, I realized the power of a single moment. This room was full of everyday people who made the decision to take action – every single person held a different purpose in their heart that brought them to that room. As one woman described, each person embodied a “no excuse attitude” taking action to step out of the ordinary and be extraordinary.
No one can design your life more perfectly imperfect than you. No one is going to hold your hand and pull you along life’s journey. Yes, there are going to be days that you need someone to pull you through or pick you up, accept it, but stand up proud, brush yourself off and walk on your own two feet.
If you are someone who abides by this checklist, that is your choice – no one is forcing you to do it. If you are sitting there saying “I HAVE to” I totally understand I sometimes I find myself slipping into that as well; take a step back is that what you think or is that what someone is telling you, perhaps we are looking at it the wrong way.
I don’t have to drive 3-4 hours a day to commute to my corporate job for now I am choosing this because it is helping me to fulfill my purpose while I establish myself.
Is it the people around you telling you toy have to do life this way? You control those who influence your life mentality. Their goals should be your goals and vise versa. Have no doubt they will lead you according to your goals in a time of need.
The community you have built for yourself should be filed with people who agree with your standards and way of life, they are even on the same journey of growth. I have personally found that relatives may not always be these people, they may be someone who a year ago was a complete stranger, but have turned into one of your greatest friends.
I say this all the time, but surround yourself with positive people, surround yourself with people who are going to encourage and support you. You make the choices, you initiate the change, don’t wait for some miracle – this is your life.
If you aren’t taking action to your goals or making changes to align with your life’s purpose this same life you are living now will still be your life in five years.
You are not stuck, let go of the past, do your own thing.
Everyone is given the same 24 hours, everyone on this planet is busy, make an excuse or make the choice to follow your heart and take action towards your dreams and desires.