What’s your criteria for a magnificent life?
Have you ever stopped to think what your perfect life would consist of? How different would it be to the life that you currently have?
When you think about your magnificent life have you considered doing something for work that you are actually passionate about? If you had to say what you’re passionate about right now, what would it be? If you can’t answer that question currently, you may have to do some soul searching because you’re not really living if you have nothing that sets your heart on fire and excites you.
In your perfect life what types of relationships do you have with others? How would people view you and how do you treat people? What qualities define you and what do people say about you when you’re not around? What’s the life that you have always dreamed of having, the person that you have always wanted to be; what is your magnificent life?
Often we get caught up in the materialistic parts of our lives and what society tells us we need, when really that isn’t the case. How many times do we hear about very wealthy people, who could afford to buy pretty much anything, but they’re still very unhappy. Even Gary Vaynerchuk, a very successful entrepreneur, has expressed how he knows lots of people like that. We also hear about the person who is close to the end of their life and wishing they had done more. They often wish they had focused less on money and more on family, taken more risks and followed the things that they were passionate about.
Sometimes we end up living the lives that others want us to live, too scared to be judged, how people may react or that we’ll fail. Yes, failing is not a very pleasant feeling but it’s also a personal perception. We need to learn to shift the mentality of “failure” to something more constructive such as a “learning curve.” Failure has a very negative connotation but a learning curve is more of a lesson from trying something. We learn all the time, whether we realise it or not. Isaac Newton explained how every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Not that I want to get scientific but it’s a valid point. Whenever you make a decision something happens in response. Even when you decide to not take action, there is still a result based on no action.
Recognising that no action still produces a result is a key factor to beginning your new life. When you choose to not do something you are choosing to remain the same. It’s a choice; everything is a choice.
There are more opportunities today then there has ever been. So what are you currently doing to follow your dreams? What are you currently doing to become the person that you want to be? How are you living a magnificent life? And if you’re not, what do you have to start doing to live that life?
Life is about choices. Don’t be the person at the end of your life wishing that you had done everything that you knew you should have. Don’t be the person wishing you had tried, now wondering what would have happened if you did. Instead be the person that smiles about all the learning curves and knows that they fully lived. It’s a choice. It’s your choice. What choice are you going to make today?
By: Cortnie Dawn