What kind of a life do you want to live

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If you’re like most of us, you probably want a happy, fulfilling, prosperous, interesting life.

Are you living that life?

If not, then take a close look at the thoughts you’re thinking.

Like most of us, you probably don’t realize that your thoughts form the very basis of your life; your life is an exact manifestation of the thoughts you’re thinking. I touched on this in yesterday’s post.

If your life is boring, then you must be thinking boring thoughts–the same thoughts and the same type of thoughts that you’ve had for years. You haven’t thought anything new in a long while–or if you have, you’ve allowed your mind and thoughts to go back to the same old thoughts you’ve always had. These same old thoughts drive the same old emotions, which drive the same old actions, habits, and routines.

If your life is filled with drama, frustration, anger, and the like, then those are the thoughts you’re thinking. You are thinking in ways that are making you prickly and making it easy for you to be annoyed, grumpy, and even bitter. These thoughts create a life there’s always something to complain about.

How do you get out of this life that you really don’t want and step into the life you do want?

It’s simple, but not always easy: monitor your thoughts and tweak them to be more positive, uplifting, encouraging, and motivating.

That’s it.

How exactly do you do this, though?

Think about the type of life you’d like to lead–your dream life. What type of person would lead that dream life? Would it be someone who’s always annoyed and has a hair trigger on their temper? Would it be someone who thinks discouraging thoughts–thoughts such as “it’s too hard” or “I don’t have what it takes”?

People who are living lives similar to your dream life probably aren’t always thinking negative, discouraging, boring, hum-drum thoughts. Of course they may have gloomy thoughts from time-to-time, but on the whole they probably have a Can-Do attitude and Can-Do thoughts driving that attitude. Even if a project or obstacle intimidates or overwhelms them, they find a way to tackle it one bit at a time.

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So think it through for yourself and decide for yourself what thoughts you think they’re thinking. Think it through about how those thoughts drive their emotions; and those emotions creating the behaviors that then get them to their dream life.

I can give you examples of the types of thoughts I know they think but I want you to puzzle it out for yourself. By figuring it out for yourself, you’re more apt to believe it, to make it a part of you, and to consistently follow through on taking action on it.

Take time today to think this through–it’s too important to delay. For every moment you put it off or hesitate, that’s one less moment you get to live that life you want.

You can do this, I am sure of it!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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