Monday, February 1, 2010

You've begun...

Ok...So you've made the choice. You've decided you're tired of living a semi exciting life and you are on your way to living the life of your dreams. Now that you have taken the first step you must decide what exactly you want to achieve. I find the best way to begin this process is to sit down with a piece of paper and start writing. Write down all of your thoughts and ideas, if you can't seem to find the right words to write down just focus on key words. For example, married, vacations, Lexus, you get the point. Don't be afraid of what you're writing, this is personal, your dreams can never be too big. It may seem at first that you feel bombarded with all of the things you want to change in your life. You may feel it is too much work or there is no way you could possibly fix all of these things. You can and you will. Figuring out what you want can be tough, it certainly won't happen over night but you just have to keep an open mind and stick with it.

It is important to focus on one thing at a time. I'm sure you have all been in those situations where you have so much to do that it seems impossible to get everything done. Whether it be planning for a big event, simple school projects or balancing work, school and your social life, we've all felt overwhelmed to the point we want to give up. That's when it happens. We sink back into the regular routine we hate so much or pick up the phone and call that person we know we shouldn't. Facing your problems takes guts. Nobody likes to admit when things are wrong and in most cases it seems easier to forget about them then to face them. By breaking your problems down and dealing with them one at a time they seem more manageable.

So now you have your list completed. You know what you want to change and what you want out of life right? Good! Here comes the tricky part, prioritizing these changes. Not every change can happen at the same time so it's up to you to decide which ones need to change immediately. Let me give you this piece of advice. If there is someone in your life who you know shouldn't be but you seem to keep them around anyway, you need to make getting rid of them your #1 priority! You need a clear head. You need to be positive and you need to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. With people in your life holding you down you will never be able to truly fix the other issues. It's hard enough trying to figure your life out on your own, you can't have anyone negative in your life adding extra stresses. Easier said then done right! How are you supposed to just get rid of them, if it were that easy you would have done it already. Wrong. It is that easy. Stay tuned to find out why.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Make the choice to live your dream life

What’s your dream?

Everyone has hopes and dreams that begin way back when we’re kids and change as we grow up. When we were young we dreamed of being astronauts or having a pony, dreams that were so unrealistic but yet we were convinced could happen. As we grow up and our knowledge expands we begin to dream of things that are achievable, things that will make us feel complete, feel successful and simply a way of life that leaves us feeling happy.

But do we always do that? Do we live our lives in away that will help us to achieve our goals, our ultimate success and our dream life? If you can answer and honestly answer yes to all of those questions then good for you, you’re one step ahead of me, but sadly I don’t believe everyone can.

Are you working 40 hours a week on the same shift in a job that pays the bills but you have to drag yourself out of bed in the morning to go to? Are there people in your life you know shouldn’t be but you just can’t seem to break away from? Do you wish you had the body that you had 5 years ago but just don’t think you have the time to change it?

You deserve to live your dream life. You have the capabilities. You have the time. But more importantly you have realized you just won’t settle for less. It takes courage to fulfill your dreams, to not just step out of but jump out of the rut your in and decide today is the day you will live a life that’s different, a life that will lead to exactly what you want.

The first step is making the choice to live your dream life and only you can make that choice. Your friends and family can help you get there but you have to make the choice to start it. Do you want to be one step closer to living your dreams?

Today is the day to make that choice and never look back.