LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
according to PETEtheTRAINER
Life should be a whole lot of fun, don't you think? ...in fact, I think BLISS should be a big part of our every-day experience. I think we'd get more 'LIVING' done!
I know personally, I don't do well long term with SHOCK, GUILT, SHAME and BLAME so through trail & error and quite a bit of pondering I've found a way of ...if not avoiding these 4 Failing Faults ...I can at least minimize their presence emanating from my personal actions.
I for one would have found it extremely helpful if I had been presented with a Life manual on the day I was born ...since I wasn't, I made up my own Guiding Principles (there are 19).
If YOU are in need of some principle based guidance for expressing your individuality and enjoying more of your life in a positive healthy way,
feel free to use them too!
here they are:
1 Educate yourself until the day you die. * The time & energy you invest in your education will propel your life. You are the product of what you know. The more proactive, practical knowledge you acquire, the more control you have over your life and where your life is taking you.
2 Spend as much time as possible with the people you love. * Human beings are emotional creatures. Family and close friends makeup the core of your emotional support system. The more you nurture them, the more they will nurture you, so you can enjoy a rich & satisfying life-condition.
3 Be a part of something bigger than you. * This could be anything. Some people take an active role in their local City Council, some find stimulation in social clubs, supporting causes they believe in, and others find passion in their careers. In each case the psychological outcome is the same, they engage in something they strongly believe in. This engagement brings direction- satisfaction and meaning into your life.
4 Take full ownership of your actions. * Either you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.
5 Excel at what you do. * Work toward excellence (not perfection) ...develop a reputation for consistent excellence.
6 Always be honest with yourself and others. * Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind.
7 Be self-sufficient. * Self-sufficiency is the greatest freedom. Freedom is the greatest gift.
8 Live below your means. * Live a comfortable life, but not a wasteful one.
9 Reflect on your goals and direction. * The process of self reflection helps maintain & expand your creative consciousness.
10 Build a comfortable, loving household. * Home is where the heart is. Your home should be structured and lined with love.
11 Listen more (2 ears), talk less (1 mouth). * The more you listen and the less you talk, the more you will learn and the less you will miss.
12 Mix it up. Try different things. * Seek as many new & interesting life experiences as possible, and be sure to share them with the people you love.
13 Over-deliver on all your promises. * Some people habitually make promises they are just barely able to fulfill. They promise perfection and deliver mediocrity. This is the fast track to decreasing your personal value . Slightly under-sell your capabilities so that you*re always able to over-deliver.
14 Savor the natural joys of simple pleasures. * The best things in life are free. They come in the form of simple pleasures and they appear right in front of you, at various locations and arbitrary times. They are governed by Mother Nature and situational circumstance and captured by mindful awareness.
15 Exploit the resources you DO have access to. * The average person is usually astonished when they see a physically handicap person show intense emotional happiness. How could someone in such a restricted physical state be so happy? The answer rests in how they use the resources they do have.
16 Respect everyone. * There are no boundaries or classes that define a group of people that deserve to be respected. Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.
17 Be here now. * Right now, is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Each moment is a gift, that's why it's called the present, don*t miss it.
18 Take very good care of your body. * Your body is the greatest tool you[ll ever own. It literally impacts every step you take, and every move you make. Nourish it, exercise it, and rest it. Always seek professional guidance to best improve & maintain your body in Positive Anabolic Mode TM.
19 Leave time for spontaneous excursions. * Wondrous opportunity in your life knocks at unexpected times. Make sure you have enough flexibility in your schedule to respond accordingly and take full advantage of these unplanned opportunities.
Feel free to send a copy to your family & friends. A link back to my Blog would be appreciated. ^P.