How to live the life you want to live?

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. How many times have you seen or heard this little phrase? It would almost be trite if it were not so powerful a thought. Did you get up this morning and think: “The rest of my life starts now” or “Today is a new beginning” or “I can start all over and lead a new life.” I would bet you got up, took a shower, got dressed, made a coffee and went out the door, praying for the roads to be good and that there is little traffic. You also made a note to try to get up a little earlier tomorrow. You have been making these notes for twenty years but seldom do they work, so you are now rushing to get to work on time. Thoughts of a new beginning or a new day are far far away. And so, a new day began for you, but NOT a new set of opportunities.

The opportunities are only there for the people that can take the time to seize them. We are often too busy rushing to even see the opportunities for a new life and a new start that surrounds us. We continue to live today exactly as we did yesterday and we wonder “when, oh when, will things chance?” Well, think about it, as someone once said the definition of craziness is “keep doing the same things and expect different results.”

When will you seize the opportunity to change your life, to see things differently, to begin a new day with new commitments, to improve your life and to begin the life you dream of living? If you keep doing the same things you did yesterday and the day before, nothing will change for you. Do you want to live a better live? Do you want to improve your life?

Then right now make a list of things that you would like to see different in your life. Do you want to travel more? Do you want to make more money? Do you want to have more love and romance in your life? Now from your list, prioritize the things that are most important to you. Take one thing today and make today the day that you start working towards that goal. Each week start working on one goal or one priority. Before you know it, you will be living the life that you want to live and not the one you HAVE to live.

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