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Incredibly Simple Steps to Living a Truly Great Life

Living a truly great life seems impossible. Days and weeks go by and is just feels like we’re stuck in this never ending world of mediocrity. I don’t know. Maybe we’re all defining ‘great life’ the wrong way. What does it mean to live a truly great life?

I can tell you one thing. It’s different for every person, and each one of us has to come up with our own definition. It’s not up to society, our friends, or our family. And – it’s certainly not up to me or some guy on the internet. I can list 40,000 things that make ME happy, and perhaps we’ll have a few in common, however, it’s up to you to decide how you live.

With that, I can surely give you a handful of ideas that may help in your quest. Let me know what you think.

  1. Go After Your Dreams
    Go after your dreams and follow your passion. It’s easier said than done but no matter what, if you put off your dreams, you will regret it.

It may feel hard, or scary to do what you love, but in the end, isn’t it one of the most important things in life? It doesn’t have to be radical. You don’t have to quit your job, but you do have to get started, and get creative.

Do not succumb to excuses

This isn’t about being lazy all the time and never getting anything done. This is about being strategically lazy and allowing yourself to relax.

Besides, if you’re passionate about what you’re doing, you will feel too inspired to stay still for long periods of time.

It’s easy to put off making other people’s days better when we have so many problems to worry about. But in the end, we will always have more problems, so why not help others with theirs?

Instead of going after money, go after relationships directly. Happiness is possible now, so why use money as the middle-man?

Our minds have an uncanny ability to stop us from doing anything that isn’t safe or secure. We avoid risks. We avoid being bold, and we do our best to avoid anything new.

Now, I’m not advocating being stupid and jumping off a cliff. Use common-sense, and take risks that have a high chance of having a positive impact on your life.

But in the real world failure is what teaches us what works and what does not. Failure is a stepping stone to success, not a death sentence like so many believe.

Notice what your patterns are. If you’re like me, you’re a worrier. I want to plan, make things perfect, and avoid any surprises in the future. But in reality, there’s no way I can control my future. Even with all the money in the world, something unexpected could happen to knock my world upside down.

When you sit in front of that hypnotic box, it’s easy to get stuck there like you’ve accidentally sat on a pool of superglue. You get passive, and your mind shuts off.

The scarier the fear, the greater the reward.

You are not psychic, and neither am I (at least not yet). Instead of trying to analyze everything, say yes more, right now!

Written on 4/09/2012 by Henri Junttila. Henri writes at Wake Up Cloud, where he shares his personal tips on how you can live the life you know you deserve. When you feel ready to take action, get his free course: How to Find Your Passion (And Build a Business Around It). Photo Credit: mikecogh
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