Your Best Life Is A Strategy

Building your Best Life is not something that just happens, it is something that is planned.

Your Best Life Is A Strategy

By Hilda Lunderstedt, 14 August 2017

 

You do not wake up one day and have the life you wished for and have defined as your Best Life. You have to deserve it, work at it every day and most of all, you have to know what it is that you define as your Best Life. You have to live that vision every day, until reality catches up with your vision.

 

In a world where so few people have goals, let alone a purpose defined for their lives, a world that changes so fast and nothing stays the same, a world of challenges and fears, it is easy to get distracted by all the 'noise'. Unless you have a very clear picture or vision of what you want your life to be in the future, you might find yourself at a point in the future with regrets, because you did not achieve your goals or achieve something that matters to you and to the world.

To me, living your Best Life is living a life where you have no regrets. Where you tried and perhaps failed, you learned and you tried again, over and over, day after day, living your life by your rules.

 

The 5 most common regrets of the dying are:

 

1. Not living their lives to their own rules, but to the expectations of others

2. Not staying connected with friends

3. Not expressing their feelings

4. Working too much

5. Not having more fun

 

The saddest part of dying is not dying itself, it is dying with the knowledge that you could have done more, contributed more and made a bigger impact to the people around you.

I hear many objections, excuses and stories about why it is not possible for everyone to have their Best Life or to have an impact, and how we think that we are not as lucky as those people who lead, or created, amazing lives. Sure, for some it is harder and we all want something different in life and that is great, but when you allow the difficulties you have to overcome, to become excuses and eventually become your story, you can be sure you will share one or all of the 5 regrets of the dying at the end of your life. Each and every one of 7 billion people on the planet, strive for a life of significance - a life that mattered to someone.

 

So, what do I suggest?

 

Here are a few ideas, I think can be done by everyone, to create a life that matters and that will end up being your Best Life:

 

1. Create a picture or vision of what you want in your life. Dare to dream big. Share this with others. The more you hear yourself say it, the more you get accustomed to it and the higher the chances of attaining it.

2. Create the rules of your life, that are aligned with your vision. Let go of the things you do, that are not aligned with your life rules and vision.

3. Spend time with yourself, to get to know yourself better. Understand your values and your purpose. Only you can do this work and don't rely on others to tell you what it should be.

4. Create or join an organisation that is aligned with your values and where you can fulfill your purpose.

5.Spend time everyday, doing things that are aligned with your values and purpose.

When what you do every day is aligned with what you value and with your purpose, the by-product will be a life of significance and impact at something that matters.

 

The secret to a life of significance is to start with a vision and work to create it every day.

 

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