The Secret to Living The Life You Want

3 Jun

Who Says? 

Who says you have to stay in that job? With that partner? Who says you have to have a mortgage? Work 9 to 5 every day? Buy a fancy pants, top-of-the-line TV? Only take 2 weeks holiday a year? Get married? Have kids?

If you want to do all that – GREAT! Have at it! Enjoy!

I’ve spoken to so many people this past week who say they feel stuck. In their marriage. In their job. In their LIFE.

Zappa Life

People look at what I’m doing and say, aren’t you lucky?! Aren’t you talented! You get to do whatever you want.

Here’s the secret: SO CAN YOU.

I’m not saying you have to throw your old life in, sell most of your possessions and take to the road. That was just my choice.
But it’s just that.

A choice.

Are you behaving like someone has a gun to your head and that you HAVE to go through the motions of what you do every day?

Mary Oliver

If everyone you loved would die if you didn’t live you life how you really wanted, if you didn’t follow your passion, you’d find a way, wouldn’t you?

Life is a series of choices. Sure, we can talk about luck and privilege and money. But you’re reading this. You’re already better off than most of the world’s population.

Maybe it’s time we stopped pretending to be so small. Pretending to be stuck. Pretending that other people can have the life they really want…but not me.

Recognise that fear might be what keeps us here…and that we make up all those other reasons so that we don’t have to take responsibilty for our own choices, our own mistakes. Our own happiness.

Maybe it’s time we started…

Cross the Ocean

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2 Responses to “The Secret to Living The Life You Want”

  1. loveashx June 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Stop making excuses. Start living! ❤

  2. jacks003 June 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Very inspirational! Thank you!

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