Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Living Your Dream Life!



Living Your Dream Life!

Are you living your dream life? Your dream life is a very personal thing. It means that those things you have always dreamed about are coming true in your life. It doesn't always have to mean the fancy cars, the nicest house, or all the material things that a lot of people will associate with a dream life. It's about living the life that is right for you.
A lot of people allow external circumstances or people to define who they are, what they should be doing, or how they should be doing it. I believe that living your dream life starts on the inside with truly knowing what is important to you.
Each of us is given 24 hours is a day. That's it. No more, no less. What we do with that time is up to us. And once that day is gone, it's gone forever. So that means that in order to live your dream life, you really need to appreciate and value what you have and what you do in the allotted time we're all given. It is up to you-and only you!-to make the most of it!
What if you won a grand prize and had a choice of 1) a new car 2) the cash in hand or 3) an all expense paid trip of your choice for you and your family. Which would you take? To me, the answer would easily be the trip because of the experience and I know that the memories would last so much longer than a shiny new car or the cash in hand.
Living your dream life can, and should, be about the experiences you want to have in your life. When you start to define your dream life with what you'd like to experience, it makes it so much fun to obtain. One of the fastest ways to creating your dream life is by doing the things that you love, the things that bring you joy.
I remember when I was 18 writing down a list of 100 things I wanted to do in my lifetime. I've long since lost that list but I always recall when something comes true that was on that list. And many of those things have come true. Perhaps doing that exercise at that age was like writing the map for my life. Of course, the path hasn't been straight, but then when is it ever?
How can you create the life you truly desire? You deserve to have all that you desire in life. The key is learning to become a master at making it happen. This is why investing in yourself and in your personal growth is so valuable. So I ask you, what do you need to change in your life to start living your dream life? And what are you waiting for?
Karin Volo is an expert in career and personal development, she's known as a Tough Transition Specialist and a Dream Life Mentor. Karin is the transformational author of the Bringing Joy series and one of the best selling authors of Turning Points. Her passion is enhancing peoples lives by inspiring and teaching strategies to thrive through tough times, live joyfully, and create their dream lives. Join her Inspiring Lives publication, full of inspiring stories and resources at www.InspiringYourVeryBest.com