“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” ~Richard Wilkins
Creating the life you want is a balance of stepping into life and creating room for life to come to you. And it is a decision to let go who you think you “should” be in order to become who you truly are.
Here are 3 Keys to Creating the Life You Want. I call them The Triple Combo!
1. Do Your Inner Work
Life is not a process of discovery, but rather creation.
When we realize that life is not happening to us, but rather is an expression of us, we begin to take greater responsibility for our lot in life and the choices we make. This includes examining our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. Specific examples of doing inner work may include:
- Practicing meditation or yoga
- Spending more time alone reflecting
- Hiring a professional such as a Coach or Counsellor
- Attending a personal growth course/retreat
- Reading inspiring / self-help books
2. Let Go of the Old
When we let go of the old, we create space for the new.
While it is not easy to say good-bye to certain things, it is a necessary step to creating the life you want. Specifically, it’s important to let go of those things that cause continuous stress, drain our energy, do not reflect who we want to be, and do not encourage us to be authentic and live our dreams. This may include:
- Your job
- A relationship
- Your home / community
- Behavioural patterns such as smoking, drinking or watching excessive TV
3. Follow Your Joy
“Don’t postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.” ~ Alan Cohen
Joy is the heartbeat of life! To follow our joy is to live in integrity with who we are. When we take courageous steps towards a joyful life, doors we could not have foreseen begin to open leading us to more joy. It starts with taking baby steps, simple steps, and does not necessarily mean doing anything too significant. This may include:
- Taking a class
- Starting a hobby
- Hosting a party
- Asking a potential friend for coffee
- Rekindling an old passion
- Connecting with old friends you’ve lost touch with
These keys are powerful practices that will move you into empowered living. Individually they create change. Together they cause transformation. While it may not be easy to practice them, it may be harder to avoid them. Begin now. Take a baby step, and move into the life you deserve.
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