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Create Your Dream Life, One Day at a Time

Erik Personal Development and Lifestyle, Thoughts of a Mastermind 3 Comments

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Our lives are a chain of days, weeks, months and years strung together.

Each day, we have an opportunity to keep things the same, or change things up.

As humans, we all have an incredibly powerful brain. Humans have become the dominant species in the world through our amazing problem solving skills and ability to adapt (and also our opposable thumbs 🙂 )

Unfortunately, it seems these days there are still many people who haven’t tapped in to their full potential and aren’t all the way happy with their situation.

If you could wake up tomorrow and do whatever you wanted with your day, what would you do?

These days, I’m on the search for my dream life and how I can create it.

I’m not there yet, but I’m getting there. I’m working at it, little by little, and might not be there for a long time.

Still, I know I’ll get there.

In this post, I want to talk about how you can create your dream life and get you inspired to take action towards a happier life.

Two Questions to Answer for Creating Your Dream Life

First, a principle: without questionsthere are no answers.

Figuring out your dream life or my dream life can’t be solved without breaking it down into smaller questions which get at the core of who you are, how you enjoy your time, and what you like to do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

I believe there are two question sets which will get you started towards creating your dream life. The first part of the two sets of questions is:

When are you most happiest and what are you doing when you are experiencing this joy?

This is a simple question. When do you feel happiest? What activity or thing are you doing which brings the happiness?

For me, happiness comes from creation and helping others. I love creating content, building things, and solving problems. If life was a huge puzzle, I’d love it (which it kind of is, but the pieces are constantly changing 🙂 )

Happiness also comes from doing things on my own terms and having the freedom to create what I want when I want.

The second part of this set of questions is:

How often are you able to do these activities, and what’s holding you back from experiencing them whenever you’d like?

If you are already doing what makes you happy all the time (from the first question), then the second question doesn’t really make sense.

In my opinion, life is all about pushing towards doing what makes you happiest and understanding that while today might not be where you want to be, over time you can get there.

In my situation, I don’t have the level of savings and/or passive income to be helping others and creating what I want, when I want.

At this point in my life, I go to a corporate job at 8 AM and leave after 5 PM. While I’m making great money, there’s still an entrepreneurial itch which is always in the back of my head.

Currently, I’m working on building up my savings with the intent to move to something more flexible in the next year or two. We will see, but it’s a work in progress and that’s okay.

Things can change and I’m going to stay patient. I can influence this through my actions, but whatever happens is meant to happen and should be accepted.

Over time, I’ll get to where I want and need to be, and I hope you will as well.

Things Can Change for the Better Over Time

Humans underestimate how much they can accomplish in a year, but overestimate what they can accomplish in a day.

Everyone on this Earth has 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week, 720 hours in a month, and 8,760 hours in a year.

What’s your idea? What’s your goal? Where do you want to be in a year? What about 3 years? 5 years?

Think about this for a second: in 5 years, you’ll be on this Earth for 43,800 hours. 

How many hours do you think you’ll need to prepare for your dream life? 100? 1000?

Let’s say it’s going to take 100 focused hours to align your current actions with what you want your life to look like.

Spending 5 hours today, and then not picking it up for 2 months isn’t going to get you going towards your goal.

Spend an hour a day over the next 100 days and you’ll reach your goal. Spend half an hour the next 200 days, and you’ll be a lot closer to where you want to be.

Take action today. Spend 30 minutes sitting down, putting away your phone, and focusing on taking a step on towards your dream life.

Take Action Today

Unless your dream life is watching Netflix all day and laying on the couch, then no one ever got closer to their goals laying on the couch. (okay but seriously that sounds like a good life ha!)

Putting things off until tomorrow turns into putting things off forever. Right now, this very instant, you have an opportunity to go and do something which will change your life for the better.

You are a positive person, and you can do whatever you want with your life. While it may take time, patience and consistency is key.

Creating your dream life can happen. Take it one day at a time and you’ll get there.

Readers: what makes you happiest? What do you need to do to create your dream life?

Erik

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  1. This is an excellent post! Thank you. My favorite part was “I can influence this through my actions, but whatever happens is meant to happen and should be accepted.” – This is where I find the struggle. I feel as though I’m always, action-action-action but the results aren’t there yet. That line reminded me … patience Michael… patience..

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