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By the time you’ve reached your 40s or 50s, you better have come to have realised that you are the one in control of your own destiny.  If you’re in your 20s or 30s learn this lesson right now. You all need to wake up to one thing in double quick time, and that is, if you aren’t already financially secure for life, it’s time to stop playing small.

In fact you’d better  “get real.”  It’s up to you, and only you to figure out what you need to do to live the life you want, now and in the future.  It’s time to get realistic about what you have and what you don’t.  Decide what’s important to you and what’s not.  Then create for yourself the opportunities to get what it is you want.

Right here, right now, in this moment, make the choice to stop blaming others or circumstances and fully take responsibility for your life.  Make the decision to create a brilliant new chapter in your life, and seize the possibilities life has to offer.

I believe that anyone can accomplish anything that they totally put their mind, body and soul to and live the life they were meant to live.

But there’s nothing quite as powerful as the moment of clarity when you suddenly see what’s really possible for you.  You see how small you’ve been thinking.  You realize that you can play a much bigger game.

Today, I don’t want to give you a thousand words to read, instead I want to open your mind and get you thinking. More importantly I want you to start dreaming, dreaming big, and bold.

Are you creating the life you want or simply settling for mediocrity?

Are you in the career of your dreams?

Is there much more you want out of life?

Do you dare dream it?

You need a vision to provide yourself with a sense of direction. You need the courage to imagine a better life. You need to seize your day and start to make positive changes. What vision could you imagine for yourself?

So what’s on your list? I’m talking about your List for Life. That list where you’ve written down all the unbelievable, memorable, plain-crazy, wonderful things you want to do with and in your life. A list of everything you want to accomplish in your life. I want you to create your you’ve-got-to-be-joking list. Where you write all those things you dare not dream about, but you know which would change your life so much for the better.

Think of the type of huge goal that terrifies you because it feels unattainable. Now ask yourself why you feel that way.  Is the goal too big?  To unreasonable?  Too scary? Too personally demanding?  Or is it just you dare not believe you could possibly achieve such a fantastic dream.

Get yourself thinking, can’t be that hard, what dreams really excite you. Maybe like me you wanted a dramatic career change into your late 40’s. I did it. Maybe you wanted to move lock stock and barrel to a new country. I’ll be doing that within the next 18 months.  Start dreaming! Dream of yourself in the future, living a life that is light years better than the one you currently have.

Too often our dreams take a back seat to mundane living.  Before we know it, years can go by and our dream is still that – a dream, only older and seemingly further away than ever.

So let me ask you now “What did you used to think you were going to be?” Now can I ask you “Is life so fantastic, that you wouldn’t swap it for this dream?” Well if life isn’t that great get it on your list, and this time go for it, and don’t stop, until you make it happen.

Watch out next week for my article on Making Your Dreams Come True

Leave your comment.  What’s on your You’ve Got To Be Joking List

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
One comment
  1. Judy A Murphy May 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Good idea Larry,
    Would you believe that there are lots of people that never even looked at this kind of concept, I’ve heard about this lots of times but simply thought, that’s for other people not me. Dreams are wanto’s, might be’s, could be’s, something you have at night, you wake in the morning and it’s over. Never even opened my mind to the concept that you could make it work for yourself, until I have been listening and understanding what you have been saying. Believing is like faith if you have enough of it, all things are possible. Correct me if I’m wrong. No longer are dreams just fairytale stories. Thank You!

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