Tired of feeling like you’re not living your life fully? Like you’re not living a life that you love…like you’re just going through the motions? Here’s an inspiring post so that you can understand how you can truly create and live a life that you love.
Do you ever think about what it would feel like to have achieved your goals…to be living your dream life?
Do you ever wonder what it will take to do just that … to create your dream life?
And do you worry that you never will?
In the last few years, I’ve been thinking a lot about deeper topics like happiness, success, what it means to live a dream life.
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I’ve been wondering how some people are able to face challenges with breeze while others struggle with the smallest things.
I thought about how I deal with challenges, how my anxiety can be crippling at times, and how I don’t ever want to settle for anything in life.
But the main question I’ve been asking myself is : how do I build and a life that I love?
What do I need to do to wake up every day, feeling so excited about life that I want to jump out of bed?
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I thought about this question for a long time, until it hit me: I was asking the wrong question.
See, as humans, we are used to “doing” all the time – we have to-DO list, an endless list of tasks to accomplish and yet, at the end of the day, when everything is checked off, we don’t feel fulfilled, we don’t feel happier, and we certainly don’t feel as though we have taken a step towards creating our dream life.
So instead of asking myself, what do I need to DO, I shift my question, very subtly.
Because when you ask better questions, you will find better answers. If you refine the question, or the dilemma you are trying to solve, it will be easier to find the right answer.
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So…I asked myself : If I want to create and live my dream life, who do I need to BE? Who is this ideal version of myself that is able to create that life that I want to live?
And the answers that came out were (very generally, just to give you an idea of what I’m talking about), if I want to live my dream life, I need to be THIS version of myself:
- A happy and joyful person
- A disciplined person that sticks to their habits and goals
- A grateful person that is always able to see the silver lining
- Emotionally and physically strong so that I can have the energy and inspiration to create my dream life
Then what? Well, if you pay close attention and take each of those elements, you can pull a logical set of things that you could be “doing” to become that person.
Let’s focus on the first one – if I want to be a happy and joyful person, then how I can do that? How can I be that happy person that I want to be? That means I need to:
Understand what happiness means to me and constantly look for answers and clues and build a realistic idea of what it means to be happy, to me.
Do more things that make me happy, which means that I need to pay attention to what those things are. Do I enjoy being in nature? Expressing my creativity? Or maybe I like helping others and volunteering at an animal shelter. When you understand WHAT makes you happy, then you can do more of it…and grow your happiness.
And so on and so forth.
But because my question was geared towards : Who do I want to BE? Rather than what do I want to DO? My answers are more inspired, they’re more connected to my heart and to what I truly desire.
Because here’s a secret that I’m going to share with you (especially if you’re still with me and you’re still reading!) – your dream life is possible and it’s closer than you realize.
The secret to creating your dream life is to work on yourself first, and when you start transforming from the inside, you will start to see the results and the transformation reflected on the outside and in your life.
How do I know this?
Because that’s what happened to me.
For the last number of years, I’ve been consistently and actively working on improving myself, becoming a better version of myself, and always trying to seek out answers and trying to ask empowering and inspiring questions.
Which has led me to this point.
My life might not be perfect (because nothing in life is), but I feel happy and fulfilled, and despite some serious challenges, I am grateful for the life that I have, and there are important elements within it that are so incredible…and that I never thought I could accomplish.
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So this is my gift to you – inspiring you to realize that you can create a life that you love, but it’s in your hands only. That you have to take charge and make the changes happen, and it starts in your mind.
Take control of your life. It’s too precious and it goes by way too quickly, and you deserve to feel happy and fulfilled and to live a life that you love.