Want to learn how to tap into the joy of living again? There are 3 main ways to get us in motion towards living our DREAM life. Learn how right now!!
To be perfectly honest, it really is no “secret” how to live a life you love. Most of you will read this article say to yourself, “Ya, I know that”, or “Tell me something I don’t know”…But here’s the deal, if you really knew, you would be living it. So I caution you to NOT have the “I know that” syndrome. Read this article with a beginners mind set. And know that even though you may have heard some of this before, today you are listening with new ears. You are not the same person you were 3 years, 3 months, or even 3 days ago…YOU come new to each moment…Welcome!
That first Secret to living a life you LOVE is you must have a Clear Defined Vision. It seems simple right? But I cannot tell you how many times I have asked a client or even a friend what it is they would love for their lives and they cannot quite come up with an answer. So there is a technique that I use that helps me, my friends and my clients tune into their purpose. Two keys in finding your purpose…Notice your LONGINGS and notice your DISCONTENT. What would you like more of? What do you want to dial UP? And what would you like to see less of in your life?
You have to start thinking about what you would LOVE for your life. Seems easy, right? But most of us think about what we believe is possible given our current circumstances, and that is a very different thought process. So the first key is really tapping into the Dream department in your mind to create a clear and defined VISION for your life!!
The second secret to living a life you LOVE is understanding the power of your paradigms. First off, what is a paradigm? It is a set of beliefs you have about the world that has been set up over your lifetime. Society, parents, teachers can all set up a belief system about life that may or MAY NOT be true…Whether it’s “Money doesn’t grow on trees” or “You gotta struggle to get ahead” or any other ideas you have about life, yourself and what you can and cannot do, these paradigms can govern your logic and allow you to believe that you are not capable or worthy to live your dream. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!” And this is true for your paradigms, if you believe you will always be sad and alone…well then you will. If you believe you can do ANYTHING…Well, then you CAN. So the idea here is to understand how your paradigms are creating your thinking pattern! This takes presence and practice to be aware of your thoughts. The next step then is to start changing the pattern if it is not serving you. It can be done! But, it’s like anything else you aim to get good at…you must PRACTICE!
The third Secret to living a life you LOVE is a Support Structure!
No man is an island. No one goes it alone. Having a profound support structure is of paramount importance. There is an entire chapter in “Think and Grow Rich” about the power of a Master Mind group. Hill doesn’t suggest that successful people have support, he says if you don’t have it you can’t possibly be successful! It’s one of his 13 points on how to “Think And Grow Rich”.
Without support, or accountability the gravitational pull towards your old life, the old way of doing things, the old outdated ideas of yourself and what you can and can’t do, is so great that it is easy to let your dream slip away.
We see support structures everywhere. It is most prominent in sports. You see that coach on the field, you or on the court or in the arena. You see it in the gym. You see it at the Oscars/Emmys or any award show when actors thank their acting coaches for bringing them to this level of performance. In business we have coaches. Even Oprah Winfrey during her trial against the meat industry back in the 90s had a coach. You might know his name very well today, but back then he was a total unknown. That person is Dr. Phil McGraw. The point is here, ALL successful people have help!
So to sum it all up, the Three Secrets to living a life you LOVE is having a Clear Defined Vision, Understanding the Power of your Paradigms and having a Support Structure to help keep you on track in fulfilling your dream life. I want this life for you. You deserve to live it. Now go get it!!!