To Live the Good Life is or should be the dream of everyone. Of course your idea of the good life does not match mine. That is ok. Here is the list we follow on setting goals that can help lead to living the good life. It will not necessarily be an easy path but having a path will make it much easier to get there. Let us know in the comments how the plan is working for you.
10 (11) step plan on how to Live the good life
What is the good life to you? How to define what your idea of the good life is
Everyone’s idea of how to life the good life is different. This is a good thing. If everyone had the exact same idea then this would be a pretty boring world. The beautiful thing is that even though everyone’s idea of how to live the good life is different. You can use the same methods to figure out what the good life is to you.
Our journey here will help point those of you that choose to participate in the direction of living the good life that you choose.
2. Define intermediate goals to get to the good life – write them down
Once you have the main goals figured out. It will be important to define intermediate goals to get you there. The intermediate goals are what will give you that sense of accomplishment along your journey to life the good life. These goals can be as small or as large as you would like. We recommend small goals so you achieve more. Even if it is just perceived achievement. As long as it is moving you along your path to the main goal then it is all good.
3.Walk away for a week and then re-evaluate your goals to make sure that they meet your true needs and values
At times you will get stuck or you will just not feel like you are achieving anything. At those times it will help to step back and re-evaluate. Maybe the goal you set is not moving you in the direction that you intended. Or this goal may not be a goal you really want to achieve anymore. This is all fluid. Don’t be afraid to modify your goals. If you stick with a goal that does not meet what you want then you are just getting yourself off your path to living the good life.
4.Establish a realistic timeline to meet your intermediate goals
If you try to do too much too quickly it is possible to burn yourself out. If your burn yourself out it will derail your whole plan. Then you will have to start over. We don’t want to have to do that. It is all about setting yourself up for success and attaining it.
5.Seek continuous education and self-improvement to help you reach each goal
As you are working on your path to living the good life. You will come across many opportunities for continued self-improvement and education. Take as many of these opportunities as you can. Not only will this help you along your path. It will provide you with more paths to take. The more you learn the more you know. LOL sounds funny but if you think about it. It is the truth. The more you know the more opportunities you will have.
This may give you an even better idea of what you want to achieve in your path to the good life.
6.Reward yourself upon meeting each intermediate goal
A reward can be something simple. It can be more extravagant when you reach a big goal. It can be something as simple as a piece of candy. Getting something for your self that you have wanted for a long time. It could be as simple as just taking a few hours for yourself somewhere or just at home watching a movie. Just something that is you saying thank you to yourself for getting that goal done.
It really does not matter how big or small it is. Just something for you.
7.Surround yourself with positive advisers and friends. Avoid doomsayers that will crush your path to the good life
Negativity can kill a lot of progress. It can also stop you in your tracks. This is not always an easy thing to do. There will be all different types of people in your life. There will be the ones that are always encouraging and then the ones who are always trying to tear things down. We have all knows people like that.
It is possible tha the negative person is a family member or a close friend it will make things much more difficult. Try to talk to them about their attitude and how it is affecting your life. If that is not possible or they are unwilling to listen you may have to cut ties with them as much as you can.
8.Review and refine your goals to make sure you are following the path to the good life
Now that you have been moving along on your goal to live the good life. It is a good time to review your plan again and find out where you stand. Are you moving in the right direction? Have you met the goals that you have laid out?
Reviewing your goals is an important and on going part of your plan. The only way to know if you are moving toward your goal to live the good life. Is to review and make sure that you are on track. This is where you ask yourself. How am I doing and do I need to change anything?
9.Ensure that you have not neglected self-improvement to reach material goals
Sometimes you will have to sacrifice something in order to attain your goal to live the good life. The difficult thing here is balance. If your goal is or starts to lead toward material things (we are not saying this is bad if that your idea to live the good life) is it causing you to neglect other things. If your idea is to have nice things. Did you buy something that was more expensive just to have something nice. This could impair your ability to maintain your effort to live the good life down the road.
10.You have reached your goals enjoy the good life
At this point you have worked hard. By now you have reviewed, refined and replenished your goals. You are now at a point where you can live the good life.
To life the good life is a choice. You really can choose, it really is possible. That does not mean that it does not take work. The work is part of the process to get to the point where you live the good life. The idea is to make it so that it really is not work anymore.
11.Take a break from the good life to mentor others on how to achieve the good life
Now that you have achieved the good life it is time to pay it forward. Use the knowledge that you have gained from this experience to help others. Once you are there you will need something to do. Other than refining and reworking your goals and idea of the good life. Helping others will help to give you even more satisfaction.
Let us know in the comments how you are going. Don’t forget to follow us on facebook. You can also comment there. If you have a question you want to ask us you can use the Ask Us form. Watch for more updates as we follow our goals to live the good life. We will also be posting some forms for you to use to help you set goals and stay motivated. We would also recommend reading our post about how to stay focused. It will help you with your live the good life plan.