Perhaps one of the greatest disasters of our age is that hundreds of millions of people are content to live life with all its great potential with little or no purpose.
Instead they drift along content to live in mediocrity.
I spoke with a guy who owns a membership website that shows people how to move to live in S/E Asia.
He has thousands of paying members and yet when I asked him:
“How many of your members have taken the plunge and moved overseas?” he replied: “Less that 10% the rest just ‘live out their dream vicariously’ via my site”
And before you start to judge them, stop!
Because 90% of you reading these words are doing exactly the same thing to one degree or another.
Deep down you long to experience things like:
- Meaningful Relationships
- Time Freedom
But instead of doing what needs to be done, you ‘live out your dreams vicariously’ by watching some reality TV show or movie you try to find it in a bottle or at the end of a joint.
And in the meantime as John Lennon once said: “Life is what happens while you are making plans”
I think ours is a generation that has totally forgotten that life is NOW.
Life is Now! Today!
So, Here’s a Question:
= = >Are you treating your life like it is a real life?<= =
For example, imagine for a moment that you were unjustly sentenced to a life in prison, you you would dream of freedom on the outside, wouldn’t you?
And I’ll bet if you had the chance to escape, you would do absolutely anything to get free.
Well guess what?
= = That job that is draining the very life out of you…
= = That abusive relationship with someone who treats you like dirt…
= = The unfit, overweight, angry, indecisive [Insert YOUR adjective here] individual you see looking back at you in the mirror, who refuses to take responsibility for his or her life…
Is in prison!
YOU are in prison.
But you do have a choice: you can keep living your dream through ‘others’ or you can escape today!
You need to start living your life like it is a real life!
If you just make that one quality decision, EVERYTHING will start to change.
- You won’t just dream – you will act.
- You won’t just wish you weighed less – you will start eating differently and exercising
- You won’t just wish you were treated better, you will establish boundaries and cut people out of your life who ignore them and walk right over you.
- You will start to live in the now.
- You will start to ask better questions.
- You will start to implement.
- You will practice gratitude
- And if you own a business, or are in a relationship you will STOP making excuses!
- You will address the issues that need fixing.
And when you do, you will look back on yourself a few months from now and you will think: “Thank God I started treating my life like it was a real life!”
SIDEBAR: Thanks to my good mate, Bob Buckley for a comment on an earlier post that inspired me to share this today.
Now – what are 2 or 3 things YOU can start doing, acknowledging, accepting, refusing or addressing today – so that you can look back at the man or woman in the mirror and start liking what you see?