How We Create Brilliant Lives We Love Every Day
Do we accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions and actions?
Are our present lives and choices colored or shaded by this memory bank of the past?
Then, can we begin to see how a process of noticing and revising our thoughts will change our lives, our families and our society?
When we divide our lives into 3 pillars — Healthy, Wealthy and Wise — and then subdivide those pillars into 3 buckets each, we can get our arms around the complex challenge of deliberately thinking thoughts that will build our best life. I call it a GPS for Life.
We create a brilliant life by noticing the thoughts that comprise our memories and choosing the thoughts, emotions and actions that serve us in each GPS for Life Category.
Here are my best thoughts. What are yours?
Finance | Money fuels our life. By deciding ahead of time our monthly income, expenses and investments, we start our brains thinking about what we need to do to create each one.
Food | What we eat fuels our body. Committing to a daily and weekly eating plan simplifies food shopping, preparation and eating. Now that those daily decisions are made, we can free up our brain to create our exciting life.
Health | Health and fitness make everything better. It is smart to invest time and energy in our glorious body. We are so fortunate to have access to so many health partners who help us avoid diseases that can be crippling or life-threatening.
Home | Our homes are a reflection of our values, tastes and personalities. They are where our family and friends find comfort, peace and happiness.
Jobs | We find a way to contribute that makes good use of our talents and creates a world that works for everyone. We no longer see work as an obligation. Instead, it’s a craft.
Keeping | Outer order contributes to inner calm. We essentialize by subtracting what distracts us to make it possible to focus. We practice Lean 6S: Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain, Safety.
Learning | True intelligence is how well we live our lives. Living a successful, balanced life in our culture is a highly complex task. It requires deep thinking and learning. When we think deliberately and guide our thoughts toward a clearly defined future self, we create our ideal life.
Legacy | Our relationships determine our overall life satisfaction. Conversely, problems in our relationships cause the most pain. Relationships are about people’s thoughts about each other. Every good relationship yields something positive for both people. The most important thing we can do to create a great relationship is to be the best people we can be: to be healthy, strong and to live intelligently.
Virtues | We create a World that works for everyone with respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. Our GPS for Life is the best tool we have for activating the Law of Attraction and crafting everything we want in our life. We ask ourselves selves daily, “Would others learn universal principles like unconditional love and forgiveness by observing our behavior?”
The most important thing we can do is to decide what we want in life, what is a true expression of the best inside each of us, and then create it in our lives. By creating a GPS for Life, you’re one step closer to that brilliant life you love.
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