My firm personal belief is that most people want things to be better than they are, in some way.
Some people dream of a lifestyle of wealth and all that it can bring; others want a simpler way of life without the stress of life in the mainstream. Some folk are creative, some are content; a few are leaders and there are those who love their work while yet others hate it. So many simply put up with what life has thrown at them, marking time until they are old enough to collect their pension or some miracle occurs that enables them to live another way.
For some, their perspective has been molded by how they were raised and another percentage of the population are trapped in ruts they or others have created and have no idea how to get out of.
Fifteen years ago I wrote an article that showed how, in our minds, we are trapped inside a bubble. A person’s bubble is the world they live in. They can’t get out of their bubble into another better one because they are stuck, they are in a rut and they don’t know how to climb out.
History has shown us that our world can and does change. Unfortunately, too many times we have change forced upon us by illness, redundancy, loss of a loved one, natural disasters, war, accidents, to name just a few.
So how can we take over control of our own lives. How can we free ourselves from the situations and circumstances that hold us down?
Recently I read a book by Donald Trump. The title was `Think Big and Kick Ass.’ In the book he states, “It is good to think big. You will not get anywhere unless you create big dreams.”
So the first item on your agenda should be to have a dream and, believe me, you won’t get it watching TV for hours on end. That will only serve as a creativity killer. Try reading books instead – books that will inspire you and feed the creative side of your brain, teach you things.
Many great people have passed through this life leaving behind them a legacy for us to follow and take advantage of. They may have written books; created videos; spoken at seminars, inspiring us to dream and do great things. These are people from a wide cross section of our world and come from many different angles such as Mother Theresa, Earl Nightingale, Tony Robbins, Bob Gass, Joyce Brothers, Steve Jobs, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth II, and even Princess Diana who didn’t write books or make tapes but, like Mother Theresa, spoke through her actions with love.
What is your dream?
Far too many people simply don’t know. They don’t have a dream, or not one that they can believe in. They are like ships sailing out of harbour with no captain at the helm; ending up wherever the wind takes them.
`Okay,’ you may ask, `How do I dream? How can I steer my own ship?’
Before I go into the first 10 ways of creating your own lifestyle the way you want it, let me tell you a little of my background.
When I left school at 15 years of age I was dyslexic, lacked self-esteem, and had no confidence. While I hated school I did have one teacher who taught geography and he inspired me to travel. Thanks to him and the many hundreds of folk I have met throughout my life, the education I missed has been replaced by life experience. Since a young age, I have been fortunate to have traveled around the globe many times and visited dozens of countries. I have read many inspiring books, attended countless seminars and lectures and, for the greater part of my life, I have run my own business.
In creating this lifestyle blog I have used my own life experiences as well as what I have observed from others, past and present. I hope you wil find some benefit in what I have discovered along the way.