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Everyone has an idea of how they want to live. Mine is definitely different than yours and that’s a good thing. If we all wanted to live the same way it would be incredibly boring.
When I did my seminar here in NYC yesterday I asked people to do an exercise I do frequently at my events.
For people to live their ‘ideal’ life they have to move to the micro-level first. You first have to figure out what your ideal DAY looks like.
My ideal day consists of a number of items. I want time to spend with my dogs everyday. I also want time to read (newspapers and books) and watch a good movie. Most days it would nice to get a massage and be able to sit in my jacuzzi. Those two things after I have done some good aerobic exercise.
Put together your OWN list. Understand that it can and will change. No problem. You don’t have to want to live the same kind of day for the rest of your life.
When you put together your own list you have to then ask yourself what you are willing to ‘pay’ to live that kind of day every day.
In my group yesterday, I asked people how much time and work they would be willing to put in to live their ideal day (everyday) 18-36 months from now.
How much time and effort for the next year or two would YOU be willing to ‘pay’ to get to live your ideal day every day?
You can’t get something for nothing. Although some ‘gurus’ will tell you that you can. You’ve got to be willing to pay a price to get what you want. BUT, if you do it now, you can live your ideal day for the rest of your life.
I think it’s a worthwhile trade-off.
I have been able to live my ideal day for a number of years now. It feels good. There are some days when I go to the movies in the middle of the day.
It still makes me feel a bit guilty. But I shouldn’t. I deserve it. I’ve paid my dues and can now ‘skip school’ whenever I want.
I now intentionally take off in the middle of the day to remind myself that I can. It’s my life. I’ve tried to make it work the way I want and I’ve come pretty close.
You can do this too. But it will take some work. If you aren’t willing to do the work you don’t deserve to be able to live your ideal day.
Are you willing to pay the price to live your ideal day? I was. Let me tell you, it is well worth it.