How to decide to live the good life

decide to live the good lifeOne of the most difficult things to do is to decide to live the good life.  What do you really want and how are you going to get there?  There are so many questions to ask.  So many avenues to follow.   How can you possibly figure it all out.  Really it is overwhelming.  Or is it…

What are the steps you have to take to decide to live the good life?  It really all depends on you and how you are going to define the good life.  Sit down and write it out.  What is it that makes you happy?  You can figure it out.  Well you have to figure it out.  The only way that your path to the good life can be mapped out is to figure out what the good life means to you.

Write it Down

Write down everything that makes you happy.  When I say everything I mean everything.  There is nothing that it too silly to write down.  Think of this as a brainstorming session.  This is where you collect as many ideas as possible.  Take 5 or 10 minutes and write down as many things as you can think of.  Here is a document you can use.  You can download it here  Click on File and select Download As to save it in what ever format you like to use.  You can print it out of you want to write on it rather than type.  Either will work.  What ever is most effective for you.

Baby Steps

I am sure you have heard that before.  Baby steps will make it easier for you to figure out what it is that you need to do.  You can try to take giant strides or make amazing leaps.  But if you do this and fail then it will only end up slowing you down. Or worse yet leading to you giving up.

Taking baby steps does not mean that you move slowly.  It means that you break things up into smaller chunks.  By doing this you create smaller goals that are easier to attain and give you a much larger sense of accomplishment.  This will lead to you having more confidence.  Which will lead to you getting more done.

Once you decide what the good life if your you.  It will not just happen.  It would be really nice if it did.  There will still be work to do.  A lot of work.  Just deciding what you want it a huge step.  The thing that will make it different it the fantastic feeling you will have from accomplishing so much.

Persistence

Living the good life takes persistence.  Of course if you are doing something you love than it make is much easier.  Do you want your life to feel like work or do you truly want to enjoy it?  When you enjoy what you are doing everything just seems to be much easier and makes you feel good about things.

How to decide to live the good life

So you have this list that you wrote down of the things that make you happy.  Now go through that list and narrow it down.  Eliminate the things that are unreasonable or unattainable at this point.  It is okay to have dreams in fact we encourage it but sometimes those dreams are going to have to be dreams for at least a while.  If you have not read the ten step plan you can find it here. Just some ideas to get you started on the path to decide to live the good life.

Tell us in the comments how your plan and goals are coming along.

The only way to get to where you want to be.  Is to get going on your plan now.  Write a goal down now and take the first step.

 

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