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How To Lead The Quality Life You’ve Always Wanted

How To Lead The Quality Life You’ve Always Wanted

When it comes to the quality of life you lead, it all starts with your philosophy. How you view yourself and your life will determine the quality of life you experience. You can either have a negative philosophy or a positive philosophy: it’s up to you.

With so much stress and frustration in modern life, it’s easy to get into this dull and boring routine of “wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, and repeat” from Monday through Friday. Who wants to live a dull and boring life? I know I don’t, and I certainty don’t want you to experience this. I want you to live each day filled with love, passion and purpose. I want you to experience a fulfilling and rewarding life.

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Here are five ways to lead the quality life you’ve always wanted:  

1. Accept where you are

Before we even start on living the quality life you’ve always wanted, you must accept where you currently are. It may not be where you ultimately want to be, but first acknowledging that this is only temporary will allow you to move forward rather than backwards. Accept where you are and understand that this is not permanent. When you are able to do this and know that you are moving in the direction you want to go, you are more likely to be motivated to take action.

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2. Be confident

Have confidence in living the quality life you’ve always wanted. Believe that you deserve to live a life that is filled with peace, love and happiness. It’s important for you to be confident and know how to overcome uncertainties. Despite the stresses of life, no matter what happens, you’ll know how to handle any situation. Where does confidence come from? It all comes from within you. Confidence starts with believing in who you are and what you stand for. Practice being confident every day.

3. Know your priorities

If you want to live a life truly worth living, you must know your priorities and make sure that you live by them every single day. It’s all about living in alignment with your deepest values and beliefs. This, would have to be my #1 secret to having the quality life that you’ve always wanted. Take the time to write down what you most value in your life—be it your family, spouse or having a job to support yourself. When you are consciously aware of what you value and what your top priorities are, you are able to schedule your time around what matters to you the most.

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4. Passion!

Have passion for what you do. Don’t just go through the motions, find out why you do what you do. This is important because when you wake up in the morning you will have a purpose rather than just starting your day being grumpy. When you understand why you do what you do, passion enters your life. My definition of passion is having a deep and driving desire to fulfill a purpose that is based on reason. Take the time to reflect on this, and find your purpose and the reason behind it. Leading the quality life you’ve always wanted all starts with finding your purpose.

5. Get organized and take action

When you implement these first four ways to lead the quality life you’ve always wanted, then it’s time to get your priorities in order and take the necessary steps that will allow you to follow through to achieve it. I find it really helpful to write down all my short- and long-term goals and to have an agenda every week listing what needs to get done. Time is so precious so use yours wisely!

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Last Updated on November 20, 2018

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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2. You put the cart before the horse.

“Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

3. You don’t believe in yourself.

A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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6. You don’t enjoy the process.

Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

7. You’re trying too hard.

Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

8. You don’t track your progress.

Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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9. You have no social support.

It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

10. You know your what but not your why.

The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

  • The more specific you can make your goal,
  • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
  • The more encouraged you’ll be,
  • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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