Create A Life You Really Want: 6 Ways To Get Started Now

Want To Create A Life You Love?

We all, no matter how young or old we may be, deserve to live the best possible lives we can forge for ourselves. Unfortunately, many people never reach the point of building a life they love while simply muddling along, never being truly satisfied, or never reaching their full potential.

If you want to be one of the people who do create the life they want to live and have as happy and fulfilling an existence as possible, here are a few of the most effective ways to make that happen:

Think About What You Really Want

It may sound strange but one of the main things that prevents people from creating the life they really want is not knowing what their ideal life would look like! Some people have vague plans of wanting to be rich but they have no idea what they would most like to do to get there. Some people dream of traveling the world but they have no idea why they want to do that.

If you want to create a life you truly love, then, you need to take some time to really think about who you are and what matters most to you. Think about the kind of work that would bring you fulfillment, the goals that will help you achieve your full potential or the habits that will help you to stay healthy and happy, and then draw up your own life plan.

Sure, your life plan may not always go according to… well, plan, but at least you will have some idea about what you want to do and how you can start doing it.

Do Your Research

Of course, most people do not fall into their dream life simply by wanting it. If you want to create a great life you have to work for it, and quite often, that starts with research.

If you want to move to Canada, start researching what you need to do to get citizenship – discover more here – or if you want to be a famous vlogger start researching the technical side of video editing or scripting, or… well you get the idea. 

Knowledge really is power, and the more you know about whatever it is you want to do or achieve in life the more likely you are to actually do or achieve it successfully. It really is that simple.

Visualize It

This may seem like a pointless thing to do at first, but visualizing your life as you really want it to be in as great a detail as possible is a really good way of making it a reality. No, visualizing what you want is not magic; the universe won’t package your perfect life up and send it to you, but you will start to believe that you can create the life you want, and you will get a taste of what living that life would be like. 

Basically, visualization will help you to get into the right headspace so that you can clearly see what you want, how to get it, and what it will feel like to have it. This will help to keep you motivated when things are tough.

Set Small Goals

Instead of setting one huge goal like making a million dollars before you are 25 or traveling the world in a canoe single-handed, start small. Set yourself the goal of earning $100,000 in the next couple of years, or competing in a local canoe race.

Basically, think of the smallest goal toward your desired outcome that you can and aim to achieve it. Once you have done that, think of the next smallest goal you can and work on achieving that. If you keep doing this, eventually you will get to your ultimate goal and create your dream life, without all of the disappointments and negative thoughts that put so many people off and cause them to throw in the towel.

Small goals are far more achievable and put far less pressure on you, which means you are less likely to get disheartened and give up before you’ve even started.

Think Positively

It can be hard to think positively when things are not going your way and your life is not how you would prefer it to be. However, thinking positively is imperative if you want to create a good life for yourself, 

People who think positively are far more likely to follow their dreams and keep following them even when there are setbacks because they believe their goals are possible. People who think negatively, on the other hand, are more likely to throw in the towel at the first sign of trouble because they don’t believe they can achieve anything anyway, so why bother?

If you struggle to think positively, cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation have both been shown to help. Practicing them regularly can really help you to lead a happier, healthier life whether you have achieved all of your dreams or not, so you have absolutely nothing to lose by giving them a try.

Work Hard

There is no getting around the fact that, if you want to create the life of your dreams, you need to work hard. You need to put the time and effort into building the ideal life – it will not, unless you are exceptionally lucky indeed, simply fall into your lap. You need to be proactive in seeking out opportunities and putting your skills into practice to build the life you want, and you know what, you will probably have a lot of fun along the way!

The life you really want to live may seem very far away right now, but if you start to take consistent action towards the outcome you want, and try some of the strategies I have outlined above, you could be living your dream life much sooner than you think. You will probably have a much happier time along the way too because the journey is just as important as the destination – you only have one life to live, after all.

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Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy, Owner and Chief Writer over at A Labour of Life hails from Ottawa, Canada. A Labour of Life is her view of the world from a Boomer’s perspective. Celebrating a time of life where one can celebrate all that life has to offer. Life begins at 50, a time where travel, food, wine and fashion merge together guilt free.
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