Tuesday, December 14, 2004

SECRET - Great life doesn't happen by accident.

Great life doesn't happen by accident. 

 A great life is the result of allocating your time, energy, thoughts, and hard work towards what you want your life to be.

Start setting up your life to support success and ease. 
A great life is the result of using the 24/7 you get in a creative and thoughtful way, instead of just what comes next. 

1.  S ? Simplify. 
A great life is the result of simplifying your life.  In order to create a great life, you will have to make room for it in yours first.

2.  E ? Effort.  
A great life is the result of your best effort.  Creating a great life requires that you make some adjustments.  It may mean re-evaluating how you spend your time, or choosing to spend your money in a different way. 
It may mean looking for new ways to spend your energy that coincide with your definition of a great life.  

3.  C ? Create Priorities. 
 A great life is the result of creating priorities.  It?s easy to spend your days just responding to the next thing that gets your attention, instead of intentionally using the time, energy and money you have in a way that?s important to you.

4.  R ? Reserves. 
A great life is the result of having reserves ? reserves of things, time, space, energy, money, love.  Having reserves means that you have a lot more than you need ? not 6 months living expenses, but 5 years worth; not 15 minutes of free time, 1 day.
Reserves are important because they reduce the fear of consequences, and allows you to make decisions based on what you really want instead of what the fear decides for you.  

5.  E ? Eliminate distractions.
A great life is the result of eliminating distractions. 
Up to 75% of your mental energy can be tied up in things that are draining and distracting you.
 Look around at someone?s life that you admire.  What do they do that you would like to incorporate into your own life?  Ask them how they did it.  Find ways to free up your mental energy for things that are more important to you.  

6.  T ? Thoughts.
A great life is the result of controlling your thoughts so that you accept and allow for the possibility that it actually can happen to you! 
Your belief in the outcome will directly dictate how successful you are.  Motivated people have specific goals and look for ways to achieve them.
 Believing there is a solution to the same old problems you encounter year after year is vitally important to creating a life that you love.   Whatever you think and believe, you create.